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Earth's shadow creeps across moon ahead of super blood moon
Associated Press May 26, 2021
Wednesday night offers a rare cosmic event known as a super blood moon.
Police
A year after George Floyd’s murder, New Zealand reckons with its own police reform
The World May 25, 2021
George Floyd’s death has raised awareness about problems with policing across the globe — but it’s not clear how much has changed.
Religion
The world celebrates Eid — including some of The World’s listeners
The World May 13, 2021
We asked The World’s listeners to share what Eid al-Fitr means to them and their families. Here’s what they told us.
COVID-19
Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations
Associated Press May 13, 2021
Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow.
Human rights
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.
Science
Scientists link Earth's magnetic reversals to changes in planet's life and climate
Living on Earth April 19, 2021
The discovery of a fossilized tree in New Zealand is providing scientists with insight on how magnetic pole reversals could affect life on Earth.
Top of The World
Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league
The World April 19, 2021
In today's Top of the Word: Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league; Russian dissident Alexei Navalny hospitalized after third week of hunger strike; New Zealand and Australia create two-way travel bubble with quarantine-free travel.
Top of The World
Brazil exceeds 4,000 daily COVID-19 deaths, India sees record infections
The World April 07, 2021
Top of The World: For the first time on Tuesday, Brazil became the third nation to report a daily COVID-19 death rate exceeding 4,000. And, an Iranian ship identified as the Saviz was damaged by an alleged Israeli mine attack. Also, initial voting results in Greenland are in after Tuesday's parliamentary election that captured global attention.
COVID-19
Dr. Atul Gawande: Pandemic led to a ‘rethink on what matters’
The World February 05, 2021
Almost a year into the pandemic, societies are faced with immense contradictions: processing shocking death tolls while finding hope in promising vaccine rollouts. Surgeon, writer and researcher Dr. Atul Gawande speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about what it means to be human in this precarious moment.
Top of The World
Early Moderna data shows coronavirus vaccine 94.5% effective; Violence in Ethiopia threatening international conflict; 15 Asia-Pacific economies sign RCEP
The World November 16, 2020
Moderna's early data shows its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective; And, the violence in Ethiopia’s north is threatening to become an international conflict; Also 15 Asia-Pacific economies, making up 30% of the world’s population and gross domestic product, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal on Sunday.
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