Full story - July 22, 2021
A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed. Early-stage abortions are legal in Thailand, but many doctors and nurses there refuse to do them.
Early-stage abortions are legal in Thailand, but many doctors and nurses there refuse to do them.
Full episode - July 22, 2021
In this March 16, 2020, file photo, vehicles enter the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Detroit to travel to Canada. 
On Aug. 9, Canada will reopen its land border to Americans who have been fully vaccinated. But Mexico isn't ready to lift its restrictions on nonessential travelers and neither is the US. And, Americans love ice cream, but in the past five years, the popularity of frozen treats in China has exploded. The country now has the largest ice cream market in the world. Also, while billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have gotten lots of attention for their recent forays into space, there's another space race heating up — in Africa. And, we hear from fencer Aida Mohamed of Hungary, as she takes part in her 7th Olympic Games.
Full story - July 22, 2021
The Belgian men's team wears blue shirts during a tug of war competition.
Securing a spot at the Olympics isn’t a lifelong promise. The International Olympic Committee has cut sports like plunge-for-distance, tug of war and rope climbing out of the Games, but competitions have continued outside the Olympic ring.
Full story - July 22, 2021
Various ice cream flavors with Shanghai scallion noodle featured in the middle
As China experiments with frozen treats, people can now find popsicles shaped like the Great Wall of China, boba tea-flavored ice pops and even peppercorn-flavored ice cream. China's gelato shop owners say ice cream is gaining popularity the same way coffee did 30 years ago.
Full story - July 22, 2021
Woman in white fencing gear trains with her coach standing behind her wearing black
Aida Mohamed says she's putting in longer hours and she's more experienced, but she's as excited now as her first time at the Olympics in 1996. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about her fencing career and the bubbling anticipation as the Tokyo Games begin.
Full story - July 22, 2021
A woman is shown walking and pulling a rollaboard in an airport terminal with the Tokyo Olympics 2020 sign in the background.
Top of The World: The director of the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics was fired on Thursday over accusations of a Holocaust joke he made many years ago. And, Iran has begun bypassing the Strait of Hormuz after opening its first oil terminal in the Gulf of Oman. Also, church bells rang out on Thursday as thousands of people gathered at events across Norway marking 10 years since right-wing extremist Anders Breivik killed 77 people.
Full story - July 21, 2021
Dakota Camacho, dancer and musician, seen in a body of a water unclothed with long hair.
Seattle-based artist Dakota Camacho went on a quest to understand the complexities of their ancestors’ history, the Chamorro people. In the process, Camacho developed a unique hip-hop style inspired by their ancestors.
Full story - July 21, 2021
Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 20, 2021. Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of the Sacrifice," commemorates the Quranic tale of Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.
ISIS claimed responsibility for rockets fired Tuesday in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. There were no reports of serious injuries, but it’s yet another reminder of the worsening security situation in Afghanistan as US troops are leaving. 
Full episode - July 21, 2021
Workers in protective suits carry a coffin containing the body of a COVID-19 victim to a grave for a burial at Cipenjo cemetery in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. 
COVID-19 is tearing through Indonesia, where the total case count is nearing 3 million and the infection rates have skyrocketed since mid-May. And today, UNESCO announced it is revoking Liverpool’s World Heritage status, over concerns about the city's waterfront redevelopment plans. Also, a rocket attack in Kabul, near the presidential palace, is yet another reminder of the worsening security situation in Afghanistan, with most US troops having already left. And, Seattle-based artist Dakota has roots in Guam. By researching the island's history, Dakota developed a unique hip-hop style.
Full story - July 21, 2021
Farm workers wearing hats break up earth
Farmworkers are 35 times more likely to die from a heat-related death than other occupations. Roxana Chicas, a nurse and assistant professor at Emory University School of Nursing in Georgia, told The World's host Marco Werman that more needs to be done to protect farmworkers' rights.