China by far is bearing the biggest burden of the new coronavirus outbreak — only about 100 cases have been reported outside the country. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency of international concern, while at the same time recommending countries not limit trade and travel to China. Michael Mina, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard, explains what's known at this point about this disease and the best ways to respond.

Full episode - February 06, 2020
A woman is shown with a face mask on and holding a device up to the face of a young man opposite her.
The World Health Organization has identified more than a dozen countries in Africa that are at high risk of being affected by the potential spread of the coronavirus. And, US President Donald Trump is touting that more than 100 miles of new border wall have been built during his presidency. But the Trump administration has only built a barrier on one mile where none previously existed. Also, if the Iowa caucus this week taught us anything, it’s that elections and smartphone apps don’t always mix so well. And yet, a lot of online voting will happen in the primaries and presidential election this year.
Full story - February 06, 2020
People walk across a bridge at the border with Venezuela 
Venezuela is in the middle of a stalemate that seems unlikely to solve itself.
Full story - February 06, 2020
University students hold banners as they gather during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 6, 2020. 
Despite violence, Iraqi protesters have made political gains, the most significant of which is the recognition by all parties that legitimacy can only come from the people.
Full story - February 06, 2020
Voters wait in line to cast their votes at the Bicentennial Elementary School in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation US presidential primary election in Nashua, New Hampshire, Feb. 11, 2020.
Election officials say the goal is to make the voting process easier and the ballot box more accessible to overseas and military voters who face unique obstacles when they try to vote.
Full story - February 05, 2020
People wearing face masks walk along a street, as China is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, Feb. 5, 2020.
The number of cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus has shown little sign of slowing — total cases have now surpassed 20,000 — spurring the United States to evacuate some of its citizens from China, issue a travel warning and impose quarantines and a partial travel ban.
Full episode - February 05, 2020
A man is shown holding a child, both wearing face masks, and shown through the window of a train.
Hong Kong has suffered its first fatality from the coronavirus outbreak — a young man who had visited Hubei Province, the epicenter of the virus, over Chinese New Year. And, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó got a standing ovation from US lawmakers at the State of the Union Address. But are people in Venezuela cheering? Plus, a new study analyzed ecstatic display songs from 28 adult African penguins in Italian zoos. Researchers found that the songs' structure very closely imitated the structure of human language.
Full story - February 05, 2020
A woman is shown from behind and with her hands on her hips looking at several rows of graves.
As the economic and political crisis worsens in Venezuela, Sonia Bermúdez buries more and more forgotten migrants and refugees at her People like Us cemetery in Colombia. 
Full story - February 04, 2020
President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie, are seated with Lady Bird and Vice President Lyndon Johnson at League of Latin American Citizen's (LULAC) dinner in Houston, Nov. 21, 1963.
In his 1960 bid for the White House, John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign wooed Latinos, who were largely ignored by other candidates. He was early in recognizing Latino voters as a growing force in American politics.
Full story - February 04, 2020
The cast of "Parasite" accepts the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture during the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles,  Jan. 19, 2020.  
The film forces viewers to confront the theme of economic inequality around the world. And in South Korea, that theme hits especially hard as people struggle against a slacking economy, unstable geopolitics and ever-surging living costs.
Full episode - February 04, 2020
Train passengers are shown walking and wearing face masks.
Shanghai is not that close to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but the city is still feeling its impact. And, we debut our new series: "Every 30 Seconds." In the US, every 30 seconds, another Latino becomes eligible to vote. Up through the election, The World will profile young Latino voters across the nation, looking at issues that are resonating. Plus, Berlin-based Artist Simon Weckert placed 99 iPhones with Google Maps on, all in a red children's wagon and walked with it to "hack" the GPS application into thinking there was a traffic jam.

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