Wednesday night offers a rare cosmic event known as a super blood moon.
George Floyd’s death has raised awareness about problems with policing across the globe — but it’s not clear how much has changed.
We asked The World’s listeners to share what Eid al-Fitr means to them and their families. Here’s what they told us.
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.
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.
The discovery of a fossilized tree in New Zealand is providing scientists with insight on how magnetic pole reversals could affect life on Earth.
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: 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.
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.
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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