Full episode - October 12, 2020
A large stone pedestal is shown with the statue of Christopher Columbus removed and a person in the near ground looking on in soft focus.
Mexico City’s government removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from the city’s Paseo de la Reforma in the early hours of Saturday ahead of a planned annual protest. And, the United Kingdom is just one of a series of countries in Europe to impose new localized restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Plus, tennis star Rafael Nadal again made history on Sunday winning his 13th French Open and 20th career Grand Slam.
Full story - October 12, 2020
A man is shown wearing a face mask and winter hat as a train passed by in blurred motion.
Health authorities in Europe and around the world are bracing for new surges of the coronavirus. As fall temperatures drop and more of us stay inside longer, where do we stand on testing, diagnostics and a vaccine amid a growing sense of pandemic fatigue? As part of our regular series of conversations, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard University epidemiologist William Hanage.
Full story - October 12, 2020
Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at an outdoor "Black Economic Summit" while campaigning for president in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept. 23, 2020.
An increasing share of the US Black population is foreign-born — and they tend to lean more conservative. 
Full story - October 12, 2020
A crowd of people are shown walking across the London Bridge, many wearing face masks.
Health authorities in Europe are bracing for new surges of the coronavirus, this time with concerns over “pandemic fatigue” as a growing number of regions return to lockdown restrictions. And, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un unveiled several new weapons including a large intercontinental ballistic missile carried on an 11-axle vehicle; Also Armenia and Azerbaijan were again accusing each other of attacks over the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region despite a ceasefire deal.
Full episode - October 09, 2020
In this Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, children wait for transportation after receiving food donated by the World Food Program, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The World Food Program, the United Nations' food-assistance branch, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its work addressing hunger, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, and for creating a foundation for peace in nations ravaged by war. We take a look at past winners of the prize, too. And, hundreds of coronavirus vaccines are in the works worldwide. But if and when an effective vaccine becomes available, will people take it? And, scientists are tracking turtle egg poachers with GPS and decoys — it's James Bond meets wildlife conservation.
Full story - October 09, 2020
Democratic US presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters after a speech about the effects on the economy of the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus during an appearance in Wilmington, Del., Sep
With the United States facing the highest death toll in the world, next month’s election is a referendum on which candidate voters believe will decisively defeat COVID-19.
Full story - October 09, 2020
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 4, 2019.
Canada’s Sinixt tribe is officially extinct. But one man aims to regain recognition for his tribe. His case could set a precedent for reconciliation and tribal sovereignty throughout the nation. 
Full story - October 09, 2020
The World Food Program's flag flutters on the roof of WFP headquaters after the organization won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 9, 2020.
The UN’s World Food Program has won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to combat hunger in conflict regions on several continents, talks in Moscow planned for Friday have raised hopes for a ceasefire in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and China announced on Friday its intention to join COVAX, an international alliance to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to around two-thirds of the world’s population by 2022.
Full story - October 08, 2020
US ex-Marine Trevor Reed, who was detained in 2019 and accused of assaulting police officers, stands inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, March 11, 2020.
Former US Marine Trevor Reed is sitting in a Russian prison for a crime that his family — and many US lawmakers and diplomats — say he didn't commit. The World's host Marco Werman speaks to Trevor Reed's father, Joey Reed.
Full episode - October 08, 2020
A doctor is shown looking directly into the camera and wearing goggles, a face mask and a face shield.
Around the globe, communities are bracing for new surges in COVID-19, from Spain to Israel. But a country's actions can make all the difference in what happens next, and whether a surge takes hold. And, in Wednesday’s debate, Vice President Mike Pence argued the Trump administration can claim credit for vanquishing ISIS. But many analysts say Trump carried forward President Barack Obama’s plan to counter the militant group, and then squandered the inheritance. Also, a team of Italian researchers has uncovered intact brain cells in a victim of the Mount Vesuvius explosion that killed 2,000 people in 79 AD. 

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