Full episode - July 28, 2021
Firefighters work at the scene of a forest fire near Andreyevsky village outside Tyumen, western Siberia, Russia, June 16, 2021.
Wildfires in Siberia are burning intensely and carbon emissions are near an all-time high from Russian fires. We look at what's causing the blazes and how they compare to fires raging across North America. Also, a Myanmar swimmer has surrendered his Olympic dreams and a shot at his nation's first Olympic medal, all to protest the country's military. And, Cubans and Haitians have emigrated to the US on a large scale for decades. With recent unrest in those two nations, we take a look at immigration policies toward them.
Full story - July 28, 2021
Simone Biles is shown in a profile photograph looking to her right, wearing a red, white and blue uniform with the Olympic rings in the distance.
Top of The World: Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Olympic gymnastics all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. And, a new report from the Federation of American Scientists suggests that China is potentially expanding its nuclear arsenal in its western deserts. Also, with infections continuing to spread, pushed by the delta variant, health officials in Australia have extended the lockdown in the country’s largest city by another four weeks.
Full story - July 27, 2021
A patient receives a Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 in Hammanskraal, South Africa, July 6, 2021. 
Until now, Africa has faced an uphill battle importing COVID-19 shots. 
Full episode - July 27, 2021
Men dig for water in the dry Mandrare river bed, in Fenoaivo, Madagascar, Nov. 9, 2020.
The island nation of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean is suffering through its worst drought in four decades. Also, the Kremlin doubles down on its suppression of all-things associated with Alexei Navalny. The opposition politician is already in jail after surviving a poisoning attempt. This week, Moscow blocked nearly 50 websites connected to Navalny. Plus, mermaid classes have become extremely popular in China.
Full story - July 27, 2021
Children sit by a dug out water hole in a dry river bed in the remote village of Fenoarivo, Madagascar
Shelley Thakral, communications and advocacy specialist with the World Food Program, joined The World's host Marco Werman from Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss the dire situation.
Full story - July 27, 2021
A medical worker administers a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Gostinny Dvor, a huge exhibition place in Moscow, Russia.
Judy Twigg, a global public health expert at Virginia Commonwealth University, joins The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the science behind Russia's new vaccine cocktail.
Full story - July 27, 2021
Animesh Namjoshi poses for a graduation photo after receiving his diploma at Seven Lakes High School
A growing number of young people in the US, whose parents are highly skilled immigrant workers, may be forced to leave the country because of a visa backlog that won't allow them to stay.
Full story - July 27, 2021
Three police officers are shown, two wearing blue uniforms and the third wearing a white uniform.
Top of The World: Hong Kong has convicted the first person of secession and terrorism under its controversial new Beijing-imposed national security law. And, US President Joe Biden announced that US troops will end their combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year. Also, North and South Korea have restored communication channels after more than a year and have agreed to improve ties with each other.
Full episode - July 26, 2021
Tunisia's President Kais Saied, center, leads a security meeting with members of the army and police forces in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Tunisian President Kais Saied fired the country's prime minister and suspended its parliament. Tunisia's main opposition party, Ennahda, called the move a "coup.” And Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and US President Joe Biden will sign an agreement on Monday to officially end US military combat missions in Iraq by the end of 2021. Also, more than half of Australia's population is under lockdown again. Single people are asking for a “singles’ bubble.” And we hear from 24-year-old Mohammed Rezuwan, a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh who spent the past year recording and translating Rohingya folktales.
Full story - July 26, 2021
Special forces police patrol the streets as they drive past a large Cuban flag hanging from the facade of a building, in Havana, Cuba
July 26 celebrations in Cuba were dampened by protests, communication shutdowns and COVID-19 restrictions — a completely different experience from previous years' fiery speeches and street parties. Former Florida Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia has been watching events in Cuba closely.

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