Full episode - August 06, 2020
A crowd of people are shown walking in a street with many carrying a broom.
Civilians in Lebanon’s capital have little trust in their government, so they’re launching grassroots efforts to recover after this week’s massive explosion. And, if you're an LGBTQ couple in Western Europe, North America or much of Latin America, you can get married. Not in most of Asia. But Thailand is now preparing to challenge the status quo. Also, the tiny island of Cyprus vetoed a major trade deal between the European Union and Canada over halloumi cheese.
Full story - August 06, 2020
Thai police officers stand among demonstrators during a protest demanding the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, in Bangkok, Thailand, July 25, 2020.
It will be the first Southeast Asian nation to do so — just as Thailand was the first major nation in the world to let women vote.
Full story - August 06, 2020
A woman stands inside a damaged interior with blue painted walls underneath an arch and art hung loosely on the walls.
The massive blast that rocked Beirut in Lebanon on Tuesday left at least 300,000 people without homes. But shortly after the blast, residents started a campaign to offer their homes to those in need.
Full story - August 06, 2020
A man is shown walking on the street with a white bandage around his head with security officers standing nearby.
Many Lebanese are turning toward anger and frustration over corrupt Lebanese officials for the presence of a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate at the center of a massive explosion. And, in Afghanistan, the country’s health minister said an antibody survey revealed almost one-third of the nation may have been infected with the coronavirus. Also, with Hiroshima marking the 75th anniversary of the 1945 nuclear blast on Thursday, the survivors were a diminished presence due to the threat of the coronavirus and their old age.
Full story - August 05, 2020
Then-National Security Adviser John Bolton listens as US President Donald Trump holds a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2018.
The former White House national security adviser tells The World's host Marco Werman that the president is not “very well informed,” which means he “doesn't really see the bigger-picture implications.”
Full story - August 05, 2020
Men wearing hockey gear play hockey on the ice in a stadium.
After a four-month delay, National Hockey League players are back on the ice, bringing social justice movements with them.
Full episode - August 05, 2020
A view of the site of an explosion in the port of Beirut with buildings turned to rubble and shown from inside a facility with it's window blown out.
After Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon's government has declared a two-week state of emergency. Emergency crews are still on the scene after nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate produced the blast that killed more than 100 people with several thousand more wounded. And, what would President Trump’s foreign policy look like in a second term? Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton offers his thoughts. Plus, high-resolution images of poop stains via satellites show that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies than previously thought on the icy continent of Antarctica.
Full story - August 05, 2020
A view of Beirut's port is shown, flattened from an explosion and smoke rising from the rubble
Rescue workers remain on the scene of a massive explosion at Beirut’s port yesterday that killed at least 100 people. And, security authorities are enforcing restrictions in much of Kashmir today, a year after India revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a controversial move. Also, can artificial crowd noise match the thrill of packed stadiums?
Full story - August 04, 2020
Women hold protest signs and also wear face masks and plastic shields as they protest.
Leaders of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) were expected to announce a decision on the matter after a meeting on Aug. 5, but Turkish newspapers reported Tuesday that the gathering has been postponed indefinitely. Turkish women, however, say they will continue to protest. 
Full episode - August 04, 2020
The dark plume of an explosion rises in the distance with a khaki-colored building in the nearground.
A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. And UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday that school closures as a result of COVID-19 “could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress, and exacerbate entrenched inequalities." Plus, the French Chilean singer Ana Tijoux has managed to draw inspiration from at least one aspect of these trying times and has just released a new single, “Pa Qué?”

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