Full story - July 26, 2021
Four people are shown looking through a white-framed windows and wearing green medical scrubs.
Despite early efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in countries across Africa, leaders are now coping with a new surge of cases, pushed by the more infectious delta variant and complicated by limited vaccination accessibility and resources. The World's Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Wafaie Fawzi, who addressed the pandemic’s health and socioeconomic impacts, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa.
Full story - July 26, 2021
"A Queen's Dream," illustration by Mayyu Khan, a Rohingya artist living in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, from "Rohingya Folk Tales," by Mohammed Rezuwan.
Mohammed Rezuwan, 24, lives in Cox’s Bazar, the world’s largest refugee camp. He’s gathering Rohingya folk stories before a generation of storytellers dies off.
Full story - July 26, 2021
Christina Bao training underwater as a mermaid.
"I think in a past life I was a fish," said Wang Xiao Xue, a mermaid-in-training. Mermaid diving is a fast-growing trend in China, with 60 mermaid diving training centers — more than in any other country. 
Full story - July 26, 2021
A crowd of people are shown being pushed back by a row of black helmet-clad police officials.
Top of The World: Tunisia’s president Kais Saied fired the county’s prime minister and suspended parliament on Sunday, sparking a crisis for the young democracy. And, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of France over the weekend, protesting measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Also, China accused the US of "demonizing" Beijing, as top officials from the two countries met on Monday in frank high-level talks.
Full story - July 23, 2021
Three men head north toward Algeria after crossing the Assamaka border post in northern Niger, June 3, 2018. 
Although rates of the coronavirus in Niger are low, experts warn that it could still be vulnerable and stressed the need for ongoing vigilance.
Full story - July 23, 2021
Tributes left outside the former home of Amy Winehouse in Camden, London, Friday, July 23, 2021, on the 10th anniversary of the iconic British singer's death from accidental alcohol poisoning.
British jazz and soul singer Amy Winehouse died 10 years ago on Friday. Host Marco Werman reflects on her talents.
Full story - July 23, 2021
A woman and a boy walk on the dried up riverbed of the Zayandeh Roud river that no longer runs under the 400-year-old Si-o-seh Pol bridge, named for its 33 arches, in Isfahan, Iran
Kaveh Madani, a senior fellow at Yale University and former deputy head of Iran's Department of Environment, joins The World's host Marco Werman to discuss some of the reasons behind Iran's latest water shortages.
Full episode - July 23, 2021
A man holds a girl as they pose for a photo in front of a large mural depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping, bottom center, and other Chinese leaders at a public square at the base of the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region
China's President Xi Jinping has made a surprise visit this week to the contested, autonomous region of Tibet. And, in the tumultuous days since the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, some members of the Haitian diaspora are looking to play a role in shaping Haiti's future. Also, since US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban has continued to take over district after district. How much longer can the Afghan security forces hold the group back from taking over major cities like Kabul? And, on the 10th anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse, host Marco Werman reflects on the British soul singer’s myriad talents.
Full story - July 23, 2021
Security personnel inspect a damaged vehicle where rockets were fired from in Kabul, Afghanistan
Since US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan back in April, the Taliban has been taking over districts across Afghanistan. It has yet to reach major cities, such as Kabul, but how much longer can the Afghan security forces hold the group back?
Full story - July 23, 2021
Olympic athletes are shown on the white floor of a large oval stadium shown at night with colorful lighting and mostly empty seats.
Top of The World: Opening ceremonies for the long-awaited Summer Olympic Games kicked off in Tokyo. And, Haiti lays President Jovenel Moïse to rest, who was assassinated in his home on July 7, in a state funeral on Friday. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unannounced visit to Tibet, in his first trip as president.

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