Full story - October 12, 2021
Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrate holding his posters, after the announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq
Moqtada al-Sadr’s party wins the most seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Also, a group of women and children manage to escape captivity from Boko Haram in Nigeria. And, Tigrayan forces say the Ethiopian government has launched a coordinated attack on all fronts.
Full story - October 11, 2021
Lady Laurentino, 74, poses for a photo next to a wood fire she uses to cook near the door of her home in the Jardim Gramacho favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct. 4, 2021. With the surge in cooking gas prices, Laurentino says she is cooking with wood bec
In Brazil, the revelations from the “Pandora Papers” — a trove of leaked documents that have exposed offshore accounts of the rich and powerful — have rattled the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, with calls for the resignation of some of his top officials.
Full episode - October 11, 2021
People ride on a float with a large bust of Christopher Columbus during the Columbus Day parade in New York, Oct. 8, 2012. The Oct. 12 federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus continues to divide those who view the explorer as a representative of
The US is grappling with its identity today. Is it Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Or neither? Depends on where you live. In Spain, there's little doubt — Columbus Day is a massive celebration, referred to as the National Day of Spain. This year in Madrid, the right-wing government is spending more than $1 million on a two-week long festivity with dozens of events. Also, Poland has ruled that its constitution takes precedence over EU Law. That has raised the possibility of Poland leaving the 27-nation bloc. Or, more likely, a standoff over whose law reigns supreme. And, whether it’s called soccer or fútbol, the sport unites immigrant children in the US from diverse backgrounds. Yet, it doesn't always provide equal opportunities for all of the kids.
Full story - October 11, 2021
A demonstrator holds a paper doll representing regional Catalan President Quim Torra, as they celebrate a holiday known as "Dia de la Hispanidad" or Spain's National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 12, 2019. Spain commemorates Christopher Columbus' arrival
The holiday celebrates Spanish national pride. But many scholars say it marks the start of one of the biggest genocides in history.
Full story - October 11, 2021
Girls on the Genesis Youth Foundation soccer team show off their skills with the ball at their practice in Des Moines.
Sam Gabriel, director of her club Genesis Youth Foundation, who came to Iowa as a refugee from Liberia, created the program so kids could have a level playing field, both in soccer and in life.
Full story - October 11, 2021
An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir
Talks between military officials over border tensions in China and India break down. Also, people in Poland hold large pro-EU protests over their country's possible exit from the European Union. And, severe flooding in China affects more than 1.76 million people.
Full episode - October 08, 2021
Maria Ressa, center, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, is escorted into the court room to post bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case Thursday,
For the first time since 1935, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists: Maria Ressa of the Philippines, and Russian independent journalist Dmitry Muratov. The award honors their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression against the growing threats against it. And it’s election time in Iraq, where a high-stakes parliamentary vote will take place on Sunday. The election was called a year early in response to major protests in 2019. Plus, for nearly two centuries since Ludwig van Beethoven's death, his 10th Symphony sat unfinished and largely untouched. But with a little help from modern technology — that’s about to change.
Full story - October 08, 2021
Supporters of Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo gesture as they wait for her to declare her bid to run for president in next year's elections in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. 
Friday marks the end of the weeklong window for candidates to file paperwork to run for president of the Philippines in next year’s general elections. The list includes a world-renowned boxer and two children of former presidents.
Full story - October 08, 2021
Abdulrahman al-Sadhan poses with his sister Areej Al Sadhan
A court in Saudi Arabia upheld a 20-year prison term imposed on Abdulrahman al-Sadhan, a Saudi aid worker who had criticized the government on Twitter, drawing a rare public rebuke from the US in another sign of tension between the Biden administration and the kingdom. Abdulrahman al-Sadhan's sister Areej al-Sadhan, a dual Saudi-US citizen, talked to The World's host Marco Werman about the situation.
Full story - October 08, 2021
Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, right, stands in front of reporters as she arrives at the Court of Tax Appeals in Metro Manila, Philippines
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has given the Nobel Peace Prize to journalists for the first time since 1935. Sofia Tomacruz, who works at Rappler with one of this year's two winners, Maria Ressa, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the significance of the announcement.