Full story - October 13, 2021
In this photo released by the Yunnan Provincial Command Center for the Safety and Monitoring of North Migrating Asian Elephants, a herd of wandering elephants cross a river using a highway near Yuxi city, Yuanjiang county in southwestern China's Yunnan Pr
Elephants have been pushed out of their natural habitat by encroaching farmland, deforestation and development. Last year was especially dry in the part of Yunnan Province where elephants usually live, making it harder for them to find the food they need in nature.
Full story - October 12, 2021
In this photo taken Tuesday, March 7, 2017, fishermen set out for their day's work in the Indian Ocean shortly after dawn in the former pirate village of Eyl, in Somalia's semiautonomous northeastern state of Puntland.
The UN International Court of Justice ruled to split the disputed triangular area — believed to be rich in oil, natural gas, and valuable fisheries — in half. But Kenya has been clear that it would not recognize any judgment by the court.
Full story - October 12, 2021
A cargo ship and oil tanker ship sit idle while docked at the port of Hodeida, Yemen
Ben Huynh, a researcher at Stanford University, joined The World's host Marco Werman from his home in California to discuss the potential disaster an oil spill could cause on the Red Sea coasts.
Full story - October 12, 2021
Shafts of sunlight filtering through the forest canopy strike smoke from fires burning outside family huts at an Mbuti pygmy hunting camp in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve outside the town of Epulu, Congo
Debate ensues over environmental issues and the need for economic advancement as Democratic Republic of Congo lifts a moratorium on logging the Congo rainforest.
Full episode - October 12, 2021
In this image taken from video released by Convention on Biological Diversity, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a video conference of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Kunming in southwestern China's Yunnan province, Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021.
Delegates from around the world are meeting this week in Kunming, China, in the first part of a high-stakes UN biodiversity summit. The goal is to create a kind of Paris Agreement to protect the globe's plants and animals over the next decade. And, a harsh new bill is being proposed in Ghana that would punish members of the LGBTQ community as well as their supporters and advocates. Also, dozens of State Department nominees are being stalled in the US Senate. Only about a quarter of national security positions have been filled to date.
Full story - October 12, 2021
Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrate holding his posters, after the announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq
Moqtada al-Sadr’s party wins the most seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Also, a group of women and children manage to escape captivity from Boko Haram in Nigeria. And, Tigrayan forces say the Ethiopian government has launched a coordinated attack on all fronts.
Full story - October 11, 2021
Lady Laurentino, 74, poses for a photo next to a wood fire she uses to cook near the door of her home in the Jardim Gramacho favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct. 4, 2021. With the surge in cooking gas prices, Laurentino says she is cooking with wood bec
In Brazil, the revelations from the “Pandora Papers” — a trove of leaked documents that have exposed offshore accounts of the rich and powerful — have rattled the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, with calls for the resignation of some of his top officials.
Full episode - October 11, 2021
People ride on a float with a large bust of Christopher Columbus during the Columbus Day parade in New York, Oct. 8, 2012. The Oct. 12 federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus continues to divide those who view the explorer as a representative of
The US is grappling with its identity today. Is it Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Or neither? Depends on where you live. In Spain, there's little doubt — Columbus Day is a massive celebration, referred to as the National Day of Spain. This year in Madrid, the right-wing government is spending more than $1 million on a two-week long festivity with dozens of events. Also, Poland has ruled that its constitution takes precedence over EU Law. That has raised the possibility of Poland leaving the 27-nation bloc. Or, more likely, a standoff over whose law reigns supreme. And, whether it’s called soccer or fútbol, the sport unites immigrant children in the US from diverse backgrounds. Yet, it doesn't always provide equal opportunities for all of the kids.
Full story - October 11, 2021
A demonstrator holds a paper doll representing regional Catalan President Quim Torra, as they celebrate a holiday known as "Dia de la Hispanidad" or Spain's National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 12, 2019. Spain commemorates Christopher Columbus' arrival
The holiday celebrates Spanish national pride. But many scholars say it marks the start of one of the biggest genocides in history.
Full story - October 11, 2021
Girls on the Genesis Youth Foundation soccer team show off their skills with the ball at their practice in Des Moines.
Sam Gabriel, director of her club Genesis Youth Foundation, who came to Iowa as a refugee from Liberia, created the program so kids could have a level playing field, both in soccer and in life.