The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

Israel's home to some 60,000 African migrants, most of whom fled violence and persecution in their home countries. But as tensions rise in Israel between the country's Jewish citizens and the migrants, Israel's government is being pressured to act. But many of those facing deportation have few options, even if they wanted to leave.
When Shanghai was preparing to host the Expo in 2010, a number of apartment buildings were cleared to make way for new facilities. But at least some of those who lost their jobs didn't receive compensation, they say, nor were they relocated to new homes. They're pushing back and demanding answers.
Spain's banks got a badly needed injection of recapitalization over the weekend when a trio of international lenders agreed to loan them funds to get on firmer footing. But while Spain insists this isn't a Greece-style bailout, the lenders are already moving to monitor how and on what Spain is spending their money.
Lebanon has become home to thousands of Syrian refugees, trying to flee the ongoing violence in the Middle Eastern country. Now, at least in one area of Lebanon, tensions are breaking into the open, with Syrians and Lebanese kidnapping one another over the weekend.
New research out of the Philippines reveals that men who have children at an older age pass along longer telomeres -- special protectors on human chromosomes -- which are believed to lead to longer, healthier lives. And those longer telomeres survive across generations.
Detroit's struggled in the latest economic downturn, first with the collapse of the American auto industry and then with budget crises and other struggles that have laid the city low. But, for some reason, perhaps its European roots, many foreigners are coming to the city to watch it return to life.
Maggi seasoning is popular among American immigrants of all kinds of nationalities -- and they all think of it as coming from home. But, in reality, few American immigrants are from the actual home of Maggi seasoning. But, for some reason, it still reminds each of them of where they've come from.
Google announced recently that it would provide its users with online security warnings if they believe they are the targets of government spying.
Most countries in Europe are worried sick about debt, bailouts and unemployment, but Norway recently decided to cut spending in order to avoid too much growth. The smart management of Norway's oil and gas industry is bringing spectacular wealth to the country's small fishing towns.
Though matters of foreign policy have provided Barack Obama and Mitt Romney equal chances to batter one another, and it could be argued that a large part of the slow U.S. economic recovery is due to foreign troubles, foreign policy doesn't amount to much for voters.

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