Nearly three million people are living in Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria. And as Hurricane Florence dumped historic rain in North Carolina, Typhoon Mangkhut roared through the Philippines, but there's a link between climate change and these kinds of major storms. Plus, Glasgow University has announced a program of “reparative justice” after a year-long study discovered that the university benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in donations from the profits of slavery.
While the Carolinas prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, millions of people on the other side of the planet are bracing themselves for a potentially deadly typhoon expected to make landfall in the Philippines. Also, millions of dollars in federal funds have been diverted from FEMA to ICE. And, it is becoming more popular to undergo plastic surgery in Afghanistan, but the reasons might come as a real surprise.
The Global Climate Action Summit kicks off in California on Wednesday. Host Marco Werman speaks with The World's Carolyn Beeler, who is at the summit in San Francisco. We also learn more about one particular part of the globe that's already being hit hard by climate change — Somaliland. Plus, we continue our week-long series on Afghanistan and the lives of women there. Wednesday, The World's Shirin Jaafari brings us a story that focuses on Afghan fashion.
We start with the latest from our series of stories from Afghanistan, where the American University in Kabul has become a symbol of hope for many young Afghans. But there are dangers for those studying there. Plus, we look at the history and tradition of authentic Chinese cuisine in Arkansas. And, is there finally peace in the Horn of Africa?
The historic win and controversial game at the women's US Open has sparked conversations about identity in Japan. Plus, a new series about the lives of women in Afghanistan. Also, today we meet a midwife who once dressed up as a man so she could take a neighbor to the hospital.
Finally, digitizing lost letters from 17th and 18th century.
US diplomats have the job of explaining America's policies to the world. That job gets harder when Washington and the White House appear to be in turmoil. And, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans left the island to try and get on with their lives on the US mainland. We check in with some students a year later to see where they've ended up. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari gives us an update on her upcoming series from Afghanistan and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' visit to the country.
Ayanna Pressley's historic victory in the Democratic primary for the Seventh Congressional District in Massachusetts is the only minority-majority district in the state. The demographic implications are one reason Pressley's win is receiving national and international attention. We also hear about a recent increase in the number of black women running for office in Brazil. And, in Washington state, immigrants provide much of the labor that helps put the cherries, apples and pears on grocery store shelves all across the country. But some of the pesticides that immigrant workers are exposed to have risks, not just for them but also for the children they go home to.
Welcome to Vladimir Putin's reality show. It might sound like a joke, but the Russian president really does have his own reality show on Russian TV now. We'll find out more. Plus, China's investment in Africa is leaving some countries in serious debt. And, a graduate student from Pakistan prepares for a new school year. Her first since her cousin was killed during a mass shooting at a high school in Texas last May.
Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.
More than 260 schools in Puerto Rico closed this summer due to low enrollment after Maria. A group of women want to transform one in western Puerto Rico into an educational center to revive the region’s coffee industry.