Last year marked two decades of Vladimir Putin in power in Russia. Here are the events that have shaped — or been shaped — by the former KGB officer.

Full story - January 13, 2020
Candles surround a photo of a woman and girl.
Protesters denouncing Iran's clerical rulers took to the streets after the Iranian government admitted it had mistakenly shot down a passenger jet Jan. 8. But others said that the crash should not be politicized.
Full episode - January 13, 2020
Several people are shown with their mouths agape and shouting in the dark of the night.
Iranians have taken to the streets for a third day in a row over anger toward their own government, as well as toward the US. Also, Texas is a huge participant in the US refugee resettlement program, but not for much longer. Texas Governor Greg Abbott told the US State Department that the state will not accept any refugees this year. Plus, Haitian-American flutist, composer and vocalist Nathalie Joachim, pays tribute to female artists in Haiti.
Full story - January 13, 2020
Three nurses are shown wearing white coats and hair coverings and walking in a hospital hallway.
The World Health Organization designation signifies a concerted push to boost the global nursing workforce in the face of growing health care shortages and ambitious efforts to reach a UN goal of universal health coverage around the world by 2030.
Full story - January 13, 2020
A woman stands on a sandy beach wearing a blue jacket with her hands in her pockets and her hair blowing in the wind.
Canary Wharf was labeled the first plastic-free commercial district in the world. But this shopping center and other communities with this designation actually aren’t plastic-free — yet.
Full story - January 13, 2020
A man with silver hair stands outside with backdrop of border wall behind him.
In Northern Ireland, Catholics and Protestants in urban, working-class neighborhoods continue to be segregated 20 years after the signing of the Good Friday peace deal.
Full story - January 13, 2020
A view of Murmansk with a smoke stack and other buildings as the sun rises.
Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic Circle. Nowhere else in the world do so many people spend so long in near-perpetual darkness. On Sunday, residents came out to catch the first glimpse of the sun in 40 days.
Full story - January 10, 2020
Two people are pictured from behind overlooking a scene of devastation
Haiti's calamitous earthquake a decade ago leveled much of the capital, killed tens of thousands and left some 1.5 million people homeless. Velina Charlier was 29 years old at the time. In the years since, Charlier has become an anti-corruption activist and petrochallenger. She spoke with The World's Carol Hills about the decade since the devastating earthquake. 
Full episode - January 10, 2020
A part of a wing from Ukraine International Airlines flight PS75 is shown in a field with emergency workers standing by.
The United States, Canada and Britain all are now saying a missile was the reason for the deadly crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane this week. Iran still denies this and is pointed toward an unknown mechanical issue with the aircraft. We hear more about the evidence in cellphone videos taken as the plane came down. And, how do airlines choose to fly or not when a hostile situation is developing in a given area. Also, author and photographer Teju Cole has shared a playlist he made after spending time in Mali's capital enjoying live sets by top-notch guitarists.
Full story - January 10, 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin take questions as they announce new sanctions on Iran in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 10, 2020.
With tensions at an all-time high, there’s no clear path forward in the absence of measured, reliable and consistent American leadership.
Full story - January 10, 2020
a man wearing glasses and a hat sits behind a microphone
Author and photographer Teju Cole speaks to host Marco Werman about Malian musical tradition.

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