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Syrian refugee mother holds 6-month-old son as toddler looks at the TV
The Greek government says it wants to make room for asylum-seekers waiting out their applications in camps on the Greek islands and elsewhere. More than 6,000 refugees are at risk of being evicted and that number will keep growing every month.
Full story - June 30, 2020
Wild boar next to apartment buildings
Wild animals emerged in unusual places after cities worldwide imposed lockdowns to slow the coronavirus. Researchers are calling the change in human activity an "anthropause" — and they're proposing a global effort to study how humans and animals may better share our crowded planet.
Full story - June 30, 2020
Ai Weiwei looks at the camera as he stands in front of a microphone
Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei speaks to The World's Marco Werman about Bejing's crackdown on Hong Kong. "The world will also abandon Hong Kong. So that is very, very sad story."
Full story - June 30, 2020
Madai Zamora, a former DACA recipient, now lives with her husband in San Luis Potosí in central Mexico.
A small but growing global community of people who once had DACA are giving up on a country that has struggled to pass comprehensive immigration reform for a generation. They're moving abroad instead.
Full story - June 29, 2020
Iranians wear protective face masks while riding on the metro crowded together
The number of COVID-19 infections has been on the rise since Iran started to ease its lockdown on April 11. About 11,000 people have died there since the start of the pandemic, according to official numbers.
Full episode - June 29, 2020
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to US troops during an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan on November 28, 2019.
In the past few days, The New York Times published bombshell revelations that Russia reportedly offered cash bounties to Taliban-linked fighters for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. The World's host Marco Werman speaks with David Petraeus, the retired former head of US forces in Afghanistan and an ex-CIA chief, about how the US should respond if the reports are verified. And, one of the most important North Koreans alive is Kim Yo-jong, the half-sister of leader Kim Jong-un. Her influence in the regime has been hyped up by rumors — some true, some not — but it’s now becoming clear that Kim Yo Jong really does have a lot of power. According to The World’s Patrick Winn, whether North Korea tilts towards peace or war could hinge on her decisions. Also, the coronavirus lockdowns around the world have led animals to explore some places previously filled with people. The World speaks to Christian Rutz, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, about wildlife movement while humans are in quarantine.
Full story - June 29, 2020
A helmeted head is blurry in the foreground, behind it, a line of protesters on a balcony
A controversial national security law for Hong Kong is set to take effect, as pro-democracy advocates warn of eroding freedoms in the semi-autonomous region. New reports say US President Donald Trump was briefed in February about suspected Russian bounties on US soldiers, contradicting the president's claims. An Iranian journalist has been sentenced to death. An Australian inquiry shows koalas in NSW could become extinct by 2050.
Full story - June 29, 2020
A screenshot from Liberian Italian artist Karima 2G's 2014 music video, "Bunga Bunga," in which she raps about racism and objectification of women.
Beatmaker and producer Karima 2G uses music to speak out against racism in Italy. She advocates for second-generation Italians who are born in Italy, but denied citizenship at birth because their parents were migrants from Africa, Latin America and Asia.
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Rohingya refugees who were intercepted by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency off Langkawi island, are escorted in their boat as they are handed over to immigration authorities, at the Kuala Kedah ferry jetty in Malaysia, April 3, 2018.
Advocates across the world warn that with the pandemic and economic downturn, there’s an urgent risk that more people will fall prey to human traffickers.
Full story - June 29, 2020
Skin lightening creams are exhibited on a shelve while a holds one cream in her hand.
In India, marketing campaigns for skin whitening products emphasize light skin as a positive quality. The products have been endorsed by leading Bollywood celebrities, as well as other youth icons.