Full story - November 23, 2020
A group of Korean young men huddle around and hold up a trophy.
At the League of Legends World Championship held in Shanghai last month, more than 3 million people entered to win a ticket to attend the finals. Only 6,000 were allowed in because of social distancing rules due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Full story - November 23, 2020
Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria.
Former CIA director John Brennan has worked closely with Antony Blinken, who is expected to be announced as President-elect Joe Biden's Secretary of State.
Full episode - November 23, 2020
Vice President Joe Biden is shown with his arms folded next to then-Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken in the Oval Office.
President-elect Joe Biden is signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies with his likely selection of centrist Antony Blinken for the coveted secretary of state slot. And, Ethiopia has profited from Chinese investment, which is credited with restarting the East African nation's economy. But an internal struggle between Ethiopia's central government and the opposition party that runs the northern Tigray region poses new challenges.
Full story - November 23, 2020
Then Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 29, 2016.
US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate a slate of career diplomats and foreign policy experts to key posts in his administration. British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has said its vaccine, developed with Oxford University, is up to 90% effective. And, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew Sunday to the Red Sea future city of Neom for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Full story - November 20, 2020
Active temperature control containers carrying China's Sinovac experimental COVID-19 vaccines are loaded onto a Turkish Cargo plane at Ataturk airport before departing to Brazil, in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 18, 2020.
To soar past the pandemic, aviation planners are busy sorting out the logistics and distribution difficulties of bringing delicate cargo to distant locales.
Full story - November 20, 2020
Members of Australia's special forces conduct an exercise during the Australian International Airshow in Melbourne, March 2, 2011. 
A new, shocking report by the Australian government details war crimes by its forces in Afghanistan — violations that US and UK forces have also been accused of committing.
Full story - November 20, 2020
A small inflatable boat carrying migrants from Afghanistan is towed by a rescue vessel of the Refugee Rescue NGO, near Skala Sikamias, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Sept. 16, 2019.
The case has received international attention, partly because Greek authorities took the unprecedented step of arresting the grieving father and charging him with child endangerment. 
Full episode - November 20, 2020
A man wearing a white shirt and gray tie is shown speaking a t podium with a screen behind him showing promotional material on coronavirus safety.
Once a vaccine for COVID-19 is approved, UNICEF is planning to do a massive airlift to get the vaccine to countries who need it, especially poorer ones. What will it take to get the vaccine distributed? And, Australia has released a scathing report that finds that members of Australian special forces unlawfully killed 39 people in Afghanistan. Also, mental health has become a growing concern in the pandemic, and researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of the magnitude around the globe. It's not good, but there are some glimmers of hope.
Full story - November 20, 2020
KEMRI’s principal investigator, George Warimwe, for the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial is shown at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust lab in Kilifi, Kenya, on Nov. 13, 2020.
The global trial has enrolled more than 24,000 participants from across the world, including in the UK, South Africa and Brazil.
Full episode - November 20, 2020
A man is shown wearing a face mask and tailored vest behind the closed-gated doors of a store front.
The coronavirus crisis is leading to mental health and lockdown fatigue. How are people coping with ongoing needs to social distance, wear masks and stay at home? As part of our regular conversation series on the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen.