Full story - July 07, 2020
Several people are shown through a stone window with metal bars on it walking.
ICE announced yesterday that international students attending schools operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in the US. And, Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok said today it plans to pull out of Hong Kong. Also, students in grades 6 and 11 in South Africa headed back to school yesterday as part of the country’s reopening following the coronavirus lockdowns.
Full story - July 06, 2020
Pro-democracy demonstrators take part in a lunchtime protest against the national security law, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 6, 2020.
They are reacting to a controversial national security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong.
Full episode - July 06, 2020
A crowd of people hold umbrellas toward the camera with several bricks laying in the street.
Facebook and other tech giants will temporarily stop processing requests for user data from Hong Kong authorities after China imposed a security law on the city that calls for greater supervision and regulation of Hong Kong’s internet. And, many sex workers continued to work throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, putting them at risk from abusive clients as well as the coronavirus. Now, brothels across the content are reopening, and authorities have issued a long list of hygiene rules. Also, most Pride activities around the world were canceled or moved online this year, but Shanghai Pride events continued as usual. But “as usual” means something very different in China compared to other places.
Full story - July 06, 2020
Pakistani truck-art painter Haider Ali, 40, touches up a mural depicting George Floyd in Karachi, Pakistan, June 12, 2020.
As the global movement for police accountability grows, activists are looking for ways to build lasting transnational connections to sustain the fight. But solidarity across nations can get really complicated. 
Full story - July 06, 2020
A silhouette of 2 people wearing a mask appears over the night sky of a city.
Hundreds of programmed drones with colorful lights flew over Seoul on Saturday night for a ten-minute, government-organized show containing messages on coronavirus prevention.
Full story - July 06, 2020
Participants take part in a Pride Run during the Shanghai Pride festival, in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China, June 14, 2020.
But ShanghaiPRIDE didn't include the typical parade filled with people waving rainbow flags. In China, parades are mostly reserved for displays of military strength. So, organizers have to use a little bit of ingenuity to pull off one of the country's longest-running Pride events.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A sign reads "no sex" in the red-light district in Amsterdam.
As sex clubs reopen across Europe, sex workers worry about their earnings and also whether they can stay safe. Niki Adams, a spokesperson with English Collective of Prostitutes, says the pandemic and lack of state support shows how far the industry still has to go to gain legal recognition.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A man is shown wearing medical protective clothing and a face mask while holding open a plastic door.
After months of social distancing and lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some countries are reopening. But fears of a second wave of infections from COVID-19 are concerning. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A red car is shown from above driving over several small Chinese flags.
Facebook has said it will temporarily stop processing requests for user data from Hong Kong authorities after China imposed a security law on the city that calls for greater supervision and regulation of Hong Kong’s internet. And, 239 scientists have evidence showing that smaller particles in airborne transmission could be a significant factor in the pandemic. Also, the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship was allowed to dock in Sicily today after being stranded in the Mediterranean for days with 180 migrants on board.
Full episode - July 03, 2020
A PhD research associate prepares blood samples from patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for analysis at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease, in Cambridge, Britain, on May 21, 2020. 
If one thing is clear about this teeny tiny new coronavirus, it’s that it has changed the world. Scientists around the world are trying to understand how immunity to the coronavirus works — but, as The World's Elana Gordon reports, it's a maddening puzzle. English pubs are reopening this weekend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is encouraging the British public to enjoy, but also to use good judgment. Also, how the pandemic is getting people to rethink the ways they work. One municipality in Nova Scotia experiments with a four-day work week. Plus, a new album from the Djibouti national radio band is the first global album release in the country's 43-year history. The World's host Marco Werman speaks to one of the co-producers of the album, called "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti."