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New Zealand condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs but won't call it ‘genocide’
The World May 11, 2021
New Zealand has joined other countries in calling out China for its mistreatment of Uyghurs, but falls short of calling it "genocide." Critics say the condemnation has been "watered down" to protect China as an essential trade partner.
Conflict & Justice
Afghan amb to the US on the Taliban: ‘They are not interested in peace but power’
The World May 11, 2021
The Afghan ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about the security situation in Afghanistan, and the government's handling of it.
Food
Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 
The World May 10, 2021
In Brazil, hunger, poverty and unemployment have spiked alongside COVID-19. But the Landless Workers' Movement, a massive organization of small farmers, is doing its best to help tackle the problem.
Migration
Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned
The World May 10, 2021
At least five migrants have drowned off the coast of Libya, including a woman and child. The journey to a better life is often harrowing. Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned
Police
'This is a war scene’: Rio residents grieve, protest against deadly police raid
The World May 07, 2021
At least 25 people were killed on Thursday in a police raid on a poor community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now, residents and local officials are demanding answers — and accountability.
Brexit
Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
The World May 07, 2021
Last month's violence in Northern Ireland was blamed on anger over Brexit but, upon closer inspection, the issues run much deeper.
Language
A small town in Sweden fights to preserve Elfdalian, a dying forest language
The World May 06, 2021
The town of Älvdalen is fighting to preserve its local language amid pushback from some members of parliament.
Tokyo Olympics
Momentum builds for Japan to pass LGBTQ equality act before Tokyo Olympics
The World May 04, 2021
Olympic Charter rules explicitly ban “discrimination of any kind” at the Games, including discrimination based on sexual orientation. But Japan, set to host the Tokyo Olympics this summer, doesn’t have any national anti-discrimination laws for the LGBTQ community. Two different bills — one from opposition parties and one from the ruling party — have now been written for submission to the House of Representatives. The World's Bianca Hillier reports.
Critical State
The stuff of life and death: Part II
Inkstick Media May 04, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the weaponization of water.
Extremism
The Proud Boys right-wing group disbands in Canada
The World May 03, 2021
Two months after being designated a terrorist organization in Canada, the group has disbanded, saying that it never posed a threat, as claimed by Ottawa officials.
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