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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.
Education
A year of pandemic schooling highlights education gaps for English-language learners
The World May 11, 2021
Remote learning has been especially hard on students for whom English is a second language. Educators are now trying to support them and their families.
Critical State
Rebels with a business cause: Part I
Inkstick Media May 11, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research on how rebels negotiate the international business world, with a focus on Democratic Republic of Congo.
COVID-19
Efficiency over privacy: How trust in the Chinese government helped contain the pandemic
The World May 10, 2021
Author Yashu Zhang describes the efficiency of China's vaccination rollout and why there's so much trust in authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
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.
What the debate over Biden receiving Communion may mean for the world
The World May 10, 2021
Most US Catholics believe President Biden should receive Communion, despite his stance on abortion. The push by conservative US bishops to deny him the Eucharist may have more of an impact in other countries.
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
Conflict & Justice
Afghan Taliban announce 3-day cease-fire for Muslim holiday amid deadly bombings
Associated Press May 10, 2021
The Taliban on Monday announced a three-day cease-fire for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan this week. But hours later, a roadside bombing killed 11 passengers on a bus in eastern Afghanistan — the latest in relentless violence that has gripped the country.
Top of The World
Hundreds of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem
May 10, 2021
Top of The World: Weeks of mounting tensions between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City culminated in another violent clash on Monday. And, more than 1,000 migrants landed on Italy’s southern island of Lampedusa on Sunday in a span of a few hours. Also, a series of bombings at a girls’ school over the weekend in Afghanistan has left 85 people dead — many under the age of 15 — and more than 125 wounded.
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