Top of The World: Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Olympic gymnastics all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being.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.
Until now, Africa has faced an uphill battle importing COVID-19 shots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.