Full story - July 06, 2020
Pakistani truck-art painter Haider Ali, 40, touches up a mural depicting George Floyd in Karachi, Pakistan, June 12, 2020.
As the global movement for police accountability grows, activists are looking for ways to build lasting transnational connections to sustain the fight. But solidarity across nations can get really complicated. 
Full story - July 06, 2020
A silhouette of 2 people wearing a mask appears over the night sky of a city.
Hundreds of programmed drones with colorful lights flew over Seoul on Saturday night for a ten-minute, government-organized show containing messages on coronavirus prevention.
Full story - July 06, 2020
Participants take part in a Pride Run during the Shanghai Pride festival, in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China, June 14, 2020.
But Shanghai Pride didn't include the typical parade filled with people waving rainbow flags. In China, parades are mostly reserved for displays of military strength. So, organizers have to use a little bit of ingenuity to pull off one of the country's longest-running Pride events.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A sign reads "no sex" in the red-light district in Amsterdam.
As sex clubs reopen across Europe, sex workers worry about their earnings and also whether they can stay safe. Niki Adams, a spokesperson with English Collective of Prostitutes, says the pandemic and lack of state support shows how far the industry still has to go to gain legal recognition.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A man is shown wearing medical protective clothing and a face mask while holding open a plastic door.
After months of social distancing and lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some countries are reopening. But fears of a second wave of infections from COVID-19 are concerning. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A red car is shown from above driving over several small Chinese flags.
Facebook has said it will temporarily stop processing requests for user data from Hong Kong authorities after China imposed a security law on the city that calls for greater supervision and regulation of Hong Kong’s internet. And, 239 scientists have evidence showing that smaller particles in airborne transmission could be a significant factor in the pandemic. Also, the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship was allowed to dock in Sicily today after being stranded in the Mediterranean for days with 180 migrants on board.
Full episode - July 03, 2020
A PhD research associate prepares blood samples from patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for analysis at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease, in Cambridge, Britain, on May 21, 2020. 
If one thing is clear about this teeny tiny new coronavirus, it’s that it has changed the world. Scientists around the world are trying to understand how immunity to the coronavirus works — but, as The World's Elana Gordon reports, it's a maddening puzzle. English pubs are reopening this weekend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is encouraging the British public to enjoy, but also to use good judgment. Also, how the pandemic is getting people to rethink the ways they work. One municipality in Nova Scotia experiments with a four-day work week. Plus, a new album from the Djibouti national radio band is the first global album release in the country's 43-year history. The World's host Marco Werman speaks to one of the co-producers of the album, called "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti." 
Full story - July 03, 2020
A close up of a man in traditional Oromo clothing
Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was a powerful political voice for the Oromo ethnic group. His death is just the latest in nearly a year of troubling developments in Ethiopia, and has become a rallying cry for the opposition to speak out against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Full story - July 03, 2020
An ethnic Uighur woman hugs her son as she stands outside her house with her daughter and neighbors
The Chinese government has been trying to slash birth rates of the ethnic Uighur population with measures like forced birth control, abortions, and sterilization. Host Marco Werman speaks with University of Michigan professor, Alexandra Stern, about how forced sterilization has been used as a tool of oppression historically.
Full story - July 03, 2020
A group of people pose for a photo
New music is being recorded and released every day. But for the first time, an album has come from the Republic of Djibouti, which gained independence 43 years ago. The World's Marco Werman spoke to Vik Sohonie, who co-produced the record.

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