Top of The World: A trove of leaked documents, referred to as the Pandora Papers, has revealed the secret assets of hundreds of world leaders. And, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to walk back her government’s zero-tolerance strategy to the coronavirus pandemic. Also, American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine.
"A is for Angicos," a new documentary by filmmaker Catherine Murphy, looks back at the pioneering work of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire.
"Although we had predicted major problems ... I think we were surprised, just like everybody else, at the speed to which the [Afghan] government and the military collapsed," John Sopko, head of SIGAR, told The World.
Top of The World: Global pressure and criticism have been growing on the Ethiopian government over its blockade of the country’s northern Tigray region, which has reduced aid deliveries to 10% of what is needed. And, North Korea has launched its fourth weapon in recent weeks, test-firing a new anti-aircraft missile. Also, Australia plans to gradually reopen all its borders by November, after 18 months of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
"I Am Samuel" documents a true story about love, family and acceptance, made by Kenyan filmmaker and journalist Peter Murimi. He joined us from London to discuss his government's ban on his film and how he plans to appeal it.
Dr. James Kirkland, director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at the Mayo Clinic, discussed with The World's Marco Werman ways to improve one's health and lifestyle to increase the possibility of living a longer life.
Members of the Hazara ethnic group in Afghanistan have faced discrimination and violent attacks for a long time. Under the new reality of Taliban rule, things appear to be getting worse.