Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.

Full story - September 27, 2019
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Donald Trump says he wants to know the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint has sparked an impeachment inquiry. A 1989 law is supposed to protect whistleblowers. How does it work?
Full episode - September 27, 2019
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Whistleblower. It's the word of the day in the news. But what exactly does the US Whistleblower Protection Act do? What protections do whistleblowers have in foreign countries?  Protests have resumed against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The Egyptian president says there's no reason for concern, even as the police and army tighten security around Cairo and other major cities there. And if you have a teenager, you've likely heard of TikTok. The Chinese-owned app is popular all over the world with people sharing short comedy, lip-sync or dance videos. But some say the app is leading to censorship, even for American users.
Full story - September 27, 2019
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Tyler Ivanoff, 36, of Shishmaref, Alaska, was out picking berries and gathering driftwood when he stumbled across a green bottle lying along the state's western shore early this month. It was a message in a bottle — sent from a Soviet sailor 50 years ago.
Full story - September 27, 2019
Syrian refugees embrace after landing at Chicago's O'Hare airport.
Resettlement agencies are being forced to close as the Trump administration cuts refugee admissions. Experts say the damage will long outlast this president.
Full story - September 27, 2019
Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 7, 2019.
The Trump administration has announced that the US will accept only up to 18,000 refugees in fiscal year 2020.
Full story - September 26, 2019
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Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez has spent years investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico. Hernandez believes the Army — who was helping the local drug lord — thought the students had seen too much.
Full episode - September 26, 2019
Ukrainian Army servicemembers are shown dressed in combat helmet and sunglasses while riding with Javelin anti-tank missiles.
The formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump hinges on military aid for Ukraine that was approved by Congress but temporarily held up by the president. That money is a major source of funding in Ukraine's fight with Russia. We're exploring this question: Why does Ukraine need the money? Also, where do things stand between Russia and Ukraine? And, Thursday marks five years since 43 college students disappeared in Mexico. Their disappearance remains a grim, unsolved mystery.
Full story - September 26, 2019
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Five years on, relatives of the 43 missing students in Mexico continue to press for answers, and justice in the case, but to no avail. 
Full story - September 25, 2019
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The World spoke to journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2017. This is the complete transcript of the interview.
Full story - September 25, 2019
Home lays in ruins.
At the UN Climate summit, small island nations including Antigua and Barbuda pledged set more ambitious carbon-cutting goals under then Paris Agreement but large emitters were largely silent.

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