Full story - October 20, 2020
In this file photo, an employee takes a sample from a storage cylinder of Turkey's popular alcoholic drink rakı at the Infotex Alkollu Icecekler plant in the town of Dinar, Turkey, Nov. 30, 2017.
With a tanking economy and public health woes, Turkey sees a major uptick in the ingestion of methyl alcohol, which can cause severe injury or death.
Full story - October 20, 2020
A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, left, takes the podium to speak at a news conference at the Department of Justice, Oct. 19, 2020.
The US Justice Department unsealed charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers for wide-ranging cyberattacks, President Donald Trump announced Monday that the State Department will remove Sudan from a list of countries that sponsor terrorism, and scientists in the UK have announced plans to start the world’s first human challenge trials for COVID-19.
Full episode - October 19, 2020
A large group of people are shown near a make shift memorial with candles and flowers for a teacher who was killed in France.
French police on Monday conducted raids of Islamic associations and individuals suspected of extremist religious beliefs after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris. The teacher was fatally attacked in the street after having shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a discussion on free speech. And, violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan is now heading into its third week, even after multiple attempts at a ceasefire. Also, more than 50 people have died in Turkey over the past week after drinking bootleg alcohol.
Full story - October 19, 2020
A man in a dark suit talks with men wearing military uniforms outside near tan tanks.
A nonpartisan group called Count Every Hero says that calling the election on election night may disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of military voters overseas who vote by mail. 
Full story - October 19, 2020
A large crowd of demonstrators are with one person holding a sign that read, "Pour La Liberte D'Espression," or "For the freedom of speech" in English.
Police raided the homes of dozens of suspected Islamist extremists on Monday in France following the brutal murder of a history teacher near Paris. And, In a remarkable turn of events, former leader Evo Morales’ handpicked successor, Luis Arce, appears set to return the socialist movement back to power. Also, on Sunday the UN arms embargo on Iran barring the country from purchasing foreign weapons expired under its nuclear deal with world powers.
Full episode - October 16, 2020
A woman is shown wearing a visor and face mask while walking past a poster with guidance on stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
There's a fringe proposal to counter the pandemic gaining some traction: Just let the virus spread and let a population build up "natural herd immunity." But this week, leading public health experts from around the globe pushed back, warning that the idea is extremely dangerous. And, former defense minister of Mexico, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, has been arrested in Los Angeles in connection with drug-related corruption. Plus, New Zealanders head to the polls.
Full story - October 16, 2020
People enjoy beers and food at an outdoor restaurant where waitstaff wear yellow shirts.
As herd immunity gains new ground as a possible public health strategy, a growing chorus of public health experts is speaking out against it as an extremely dangerous idea.
Full story - October 16, 2020
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is greeted by US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019.
Moscow meddled in the 2016 election, but hasn’t entirely done well with the Trump administration. Yet a Biden presidency could be much worse for the Kremlin.
Full story - October 16, 2020
Schoolchildren joke around and play at the Olympic Primary School in Kibera, Kenya, on Oct. 12, 2020.
In July, Nairobi announced that schools across the country would stay closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week's last-minute reopening is a pleasant surprise for many teachers, parents and students.
Full story - October 16, 2020
UK and England flags fly above a souvenir stand opposite Britain's Parliament in London, Oct. 16, 2020.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK should prepare for Brexit to take place in 10 weeks, even in the absence of a trade deal with the European Union. Voters in New Zealand head to the polls Saturday to decide whether Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should serve a second term. And, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, the former Mexican defense minister, was arrested Thursday by US authorities — acting on the orders of the Drug Enforcement Administration.