The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
New research out of the United Kingdom has found that sound can have a striking impact on how people taste food they're eating. Depending on the music playing, people can view the same food entirely differently, in terms of whether it's sweet or bitter.
A hard-charging holdover from the Hosni Mubarak government in Egypt is leading the prosecution of non-profits in Egypt that has so roiled American politicians and could be leading to the worst rupture in relations between the United States and Egypt in 30 years.
As Europe's economy struggles through more bad news — debt downgrades, economic contraction and political unrest — at a meeting in China on Tuesday European leaders were told China would help them with their economic problems. But the promise was backed with few specifics.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was recently named one of the Seven Wonders of Nature in a less-than-scientific online poll. Still, tourists flock to the site and it often evokes amazing reactions from those who visit.
The Embassy of God church in Ukraine has attracted a number of adherents, as well as a number of detractors. While founder Sunday Adelaja insists he's out to save souls, an attorney said he's out to swindle and scam.
Dozens of books have been banned in India because of their themes and topics. The country is trying to get Google and Facebook to devise a means of pre-filtering religiously objectionable content. All this, taken together, has many saying the country's freedom of speech is disappearing.
A French TV show that stars latex puppets has ignited a controversy between Spain and France with its unflattering depiction of Spanish athletes, accusing them of using performance enhancing drugs in their recent string of athletic victories.
As Egypt struggles to get back moving in the wake of its revolution and the army's stubborn hold on power, there's a growing feeling of xenophobia, foreigners say, on the streets of the country's cities.
Sunday's Grammy Awards may be the first in some time to see protesters. They're angry over the removal of 31 categories from the awards event. But if you're more interested in the music, you may enjoy Richard Savino's El Mundo, nominated for Best Small Ensemble Performance.