Full story - August 15, 2019
A nurse treats a TB patient on a hospital bed
Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease in the world, killing about 1.6 million people in 2017. Drug-resistant strains make the disease even harder to contain.
Full episode - August 15, 2019
Two men are shown in a reflection of a stock market ticker wearing collared shirts
What's going on with the world economy? Markets are up, they're down, they're way down and up again. We explore the worrying signs of a potential looming global recession. Six European countries agree to take 150 refugees aboard two migrant rescue boats after both Malta and Italy refused to allow the ship to dock. And when Syrians are detained, their families often have no idea what happens to them after they are arrested. The World's Shirin Jaafari reports on desperate Syrian families who turn to middlemen as information brokers.
Full story - August 15, 2019
A satellite view of Sednaya prison complex near Damascus, Syria, May 15, 2017.
UN figures say more than 100,000 people have so far been detained, abducted or gone missing — largely, but not only, at the hands of the Syrian government. Their families want answers.
Full story - August 15, 2019
A black and white photo of people going through immigration queues
The "likely to become a public charge" clause originally targeted southern and eastern European immigrants. It has since become a tool to exclude "undesirable" immigrants du jour.
Full episode - August 14, 2019
A crowd of demonstrators are shown with their hand in the air and hiding their face in Hong Kong Airport.
How does the social media campaign in Hong Kong compare with other recent pro-democracy movements? Also, hackers make money for North Korea — but there’s no easy way to stop them. And, the changing nature of Christian evangelicals in America, and the non-white contingent among them. We meet with a married couple in Los Angeles — a black Christian rapper and a Latina scholar.
Full story - August 14, 2019
A close up of a hand and a USCIS folder
Two California counties are suing the Trump Administration to block a new rule that would make it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency in the US. But the "public charge" rule isn't anything new.
Full story - August 14, 2019
A protester throws a tear gas cartridge against a dark, blue background
Protesters organize via forums and apps while demanding something that many 19th-century era demonstrators wanted: universal suffrage.
Full story - August 14, 2019
As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, evangelical Christians will be getting more and more attention in the news media. They always do during election season. But people who identify as evangelical or born-again Christians are more than just a voting bloc. Evangelicals make up a huge swath of the US population.
Full episode - August 13, 2019
A medical worker is shown wearing a mask, goggles and hair covering while holding a syringe.
Scientists announced this week for the first time that there are effective treatments for the deadly Ebola virus. Plus, what exactly happened with Russia's nuclear missile accident? And we continue our series looking at the changing face of Christian evangelicals in America. We visit a small church in California that's making a pretty radical shift away from what’s been called the gospel of prosperity.
Full story - August 13, 2019
A man walks in front of a wall spray painted with the words "Save Kashmir"
Pakistan has asked the UN Security to Council to meet over India's decision to revoke special status of two autonomous states. The tension in the region goes back to the very beginning of the creation of India and Pakistan, a former ambassador says.