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A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen as a woman watches while buses carrying freed hostages and rebels who were evacuated from the rebel-held city of Duma arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria April 8, 2018.
April 09, 2018

A suspected chemical attack in Syria, Thailand rethinks war on drugs, Sri Lanka's Facebook crisis

An alleged chemical attack in Syria gets President Donald Trump's attention. But will anything change? Also, a couple's home is under threat from rising seas in a coastal English village. Plus, Sri Lanka asks Facebook to do more against hate groups.

Two men pose with smartphones in front of a screen showing the Telegram logo.
April 06, 2018

Data privacy in Russia, Mexico reacts to plan for border troops, and a wedding amid air strikes

A filmmaker makes a documentary about Russian meddling in the US elections. Plus, two activists in Yemen plan a wedding in the midst of war. And a tribute to "2001: A Space Odyssey."

A farmer walks away from the camera through a field of rich green tobacco plants.
April 05, 2018

How tariffs actually work, an honorably discharged soldier faces deportation, and children living with incarcerated mothers in Mexico

Beijing's planned 25 percent tariff on American soybeans could be devastating for Iowa soybean producers. We'll speak with farmer Grant Kimberley, who is also with the Iowa Soybean Association. Plus, The World's Jasmine Garsd reports on Mexican jails, which allow children up to the age of 3 to stay with their incarcerated mothers. And, as a British village loses its battle with coastal erosion, residents prepare to say goodbye to their homes.

People walk around the monument of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington.
April 04, 2018

MLK beyond US borders, dispatching troops to the US-Mexico border and "wormholes to the world"

Today we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how two international trips he took influenced his message here at home. Also, a former Homeland Security official appraises President Trump's idea of possibly sending the military, or National Guard, to the US-Mexico border. And reporter Lidia Jean Kott tells us about a video portal that's giving residents of one Milwaukee neighborhood a connection to the rest of the world.

Migrants board a red and white medium size bus in Oaxaca.
April 02, 2018

More women in prison worldwide, what Mexico's doing to stop migrant flows and shipping water from Alaska to South Africa

President Donald Trump says Mexico isn't doing enough to stop the flow of migrants across the border. We'll do a bit of digging and find out what Mexico is doing. Also, we launch a new series from our Across Women's Lives desk called "Unequal Justice." It's an in-depth look at what life is like for incarcerated women around the world. Our first story comes from Ohio, where the opioid crisis has led to a growing number of women in jail, where they're now waiting for treatment or a second chance. Plus, why Sitka, Alaska, is thinking about shipping water to Cape Town, South Africa.

Worshippers carry a large wooden cross during a Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City, March 30, 2018.
March 30, 2018

One city with three faiths, braces in a box and an old-fashioned watering hole in drought-ridden Cape Town

Today, reporter Charles Sennott joins us from Jerusalem to look at the influence of American evangelicals in Israeli politics. Plus, we wrap up our series on the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa. And, why basketball fans in Nigeria are looking forward to the NCAA men's basketball Final Four this weekend, especially the game between Kansas and Villanova.

Woman in crowd looking at camera
March 29, 2018

A Liberian family in immigration limbo, copyrighting a Viking grunt and Daptone soul meets Cuban mambo

Today, we hear from a Liberian family who is worried about their legal status here in the US due to President Donald Trump's recent pledges to end certain protections for them. Also, can you really trademark a "Viking chant" popular with soccer fans in Iceland? And host Marco Werman samples the New York-soul-meets-Cuban-mambo vibe of Orquestra Akokan.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk past an rifle-clad honor guard.
March 28, 2018

Cape Town's water crisis, rebels make a last stand in Ghouta, and the quest for a non-gendered AI

It's now been confirmed that Kim Jong-un recently traveled to Beijing and back — in secret — onboard a bulletproof train reportedly full of bodyguards and wine. Plus, we start a three-part series from Cape Town, South Africa, on the recent water crisis. And we hear from an engineer who wants to make artificial intelligence that's neither male nor female — or even remotely human.

People attend a rally after the shopping mall fire, near the regional administration's building in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia, March 27, 2018.
March 27, 2018

A deadly fire at a Siberian shopping mall, a Mexican American WWII vet and Holocaust survivor, and a smoking elephant?

Thousands of Russians take to the streets after a deadly fire at a shopping center in Siberia leaves dozens dead. Plus, The World's Chris Woolf remembers Tony Acevedo, a Mexican American Army medic captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp during World War II. And an elephant in India gets caught smoking on camera — but it's not what you think.



End of Iran nuclear deal cuts major diplomatic channel for Americans imprisoned in Iran

When Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement, it cut a major diplomatic channel to Iran: Diplomats from Europe, China, Russia, the US and Iran would meet every three months. Family members of American citizens imprisoned in Iran viewed these quarterly meetings as a chance for their loved ones to be discussed and possibly freed.