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 2021-10-25 21:00 

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Protests erupt across Sudan against military coup...

Tensions came to a critical point on Monday when armed forces detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Cabinet Affairs Minister Khalid Omer Yousif and other top civilian leaders....

 2021-10-25 20:15 

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Israeli designation of 6 NGOs as terrorist organizations 'criminalizes' civil society work, media consultant says...

Nour Odeh, a media consultant based in Ramallah and former spokesperson for the Palestinian Prime Minister's Office, discussed the move with The World's host Carol Hills....

 2021-10-25 20:00 

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How ethnic and religious divides in Afghanistan are contributing to violence against minorities...

A scholar of Afghan affairs explains the religious affiliations of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan and why they may not share a common understanding of Islam....

 2021-10-25 19:45 

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Turkey's Erdoan strategically backtracks threat to expel Western diplomats, political analyst explains...

Soner Cagaptay, a senior fellow with The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, joined The World's host Carol Hills to discuss the details of Turkey's recent diplomatic spat and how it was averted....

 2021-10-25 19:00 

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Sudan's military seizes power, dissolves transitional government...

The military seizes power in Sudan after dissolving the transitional government and placing the prime minister under house arrest. Also, the United Nations releases a report saying climate-heating gas levels in the atmosphere hit record highs in 2020. And...

 2021-10-22 17:30 

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Netflix hit 'Squid Game' exposes the growing resentment between rich and poor, psychiatrist says...

The new Netflix psychological thriller series...

 2021-10-21 20:30 

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Delgrs founder pays tribute to his family's Guadeloupean roots through music...

Pascal Dana, who founded the band Delgrs, often draws inspiration from his Guadeloupean roots and his parents' immigrant and working-class background. The group's latest album is...

 2021-10-20 20:00 

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Bolsonaro faces Senate investigation over negligent COVID response...

According to leaked portions of the Senate commission's report, the Bolsonaro government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the deaths of 600,000 people. The president is accused of committing nine crimes, including malfeasance, preven...

 2021-10-20 19:30 

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Struggle for self-determination: Part II...

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into why some pursuits of self-determination grow into violent conflict and others remain mostly non-violent....

 2021-10-18 19:30 

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How the West's obsession with fast fashion compounds an environmental nightmare in Ghana...

As the West continues to mass produce cheap clothes, a lot of it ends up barely worn, donated or in a landfill. In Ghana, the deluge of worn-out fashions has overwhelmed the West African country's infrastructure and poses huge environmental threats to...

 2021-10-18 19:15 

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In the post-Cold War era, Colin Powell became the most 'popular and influential' US military leader, biographer says...

Jeffrey Matthews has looked carefully at Powell's role on the world stage. He's the author of...

 2021-10-18 14:00 

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Colin Powell, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims, dies...

Powell served under Democratic and Republican presidents during war and peace times....

 2021-10-13 21:00 

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Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah: 'Colonialism and its consequences are still with us'...

Nobel novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about what motivates him to continue to explore the ongoing consequences of colonialism in his literary works — and the power of literature to help us understand the p...

 2021-10-13 19:45 

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Struggle for self-determination: Part I...

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into independence movements, with a spotlight on new research about Catalonia....

 2021-10-13 19:30 

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Analysts: 'Pandora Papers' revelations will make Brazil's already precarious economy even more unstable...

In Brazil, the revelations from the "Pandora Papers" — a trove of leaked documents that have exposed offshore accounts of the rich and powerful — have rattled the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, with calls for the resignation o...

 2021-10-13 19:00 

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Henrietta Lacks' biographer: 'So much of science started with her cells'...

Rebecca Skloot, author of...

 2021-10-13 17:15 

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US to reopen land borders next month to fully vaccinated people...

The US will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel in November for people who are fully vaccinated. Also, the international community is looking for ways to help Afghans financially, while circumventing the Taliban government. And, Iran and Saudi ...

 2021-10-12 21:15 

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UN court favors Somalia in maritime border dispute judgment...

The UN International Court of Justice ruled to split the disputed triangular area — believed to be rich in oil, natural gas, and valuable fisheries — in half. But Kenya has been clear that it would not recognize any judgment by the court....

 2021-10-12 19:45 

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A rusting oil tanker off Yemen's coast is at risk of exploding. It could cut off humanitarian aid to millions....

Ben Huynh, a researcher at Stanford University, joined The World's host Marco Werman from his home in California to discuss the potential disaster an oil spill could cause on the Red Sea coasts....

 2021-10-11 19:00 

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India will soon roll out a DNA vaccine for the coronavirus. It's the latest example of how COVID-19 is transforming vaccines....

India is expected to roll out ZyCoV-D, one of about a dozen DNA vaccines that are in trials for COVID-19, this month....

 2021-10-11 17:15 

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Biden proclaimed Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples' Day. But Spain still honors Columbus as part of its National Day....

The holiday celebrates Spanish national pride. But many scholars say it marks the start of one of the biggest genocides in history....

 2021-10-11 14:15 

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Early results show record low turnout in Iraq's election...

The election was the sixth held since the fall of Saddam Hussein after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and none of the parties were expected to win a clear majority....

 2021-10-08 21:30 

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Nobel winner Abdulrazak Gurnah brings dignity to stories of colonial dispossession, colleague says...

The world has discovered the magic that lies at the heart of Abdulrazak Gurnah's project, says Bashir Abu-Manneh, head of the English department at the University of Kent, where he and Gurnah have taught together for many years....

 2021-10-07 20:15 

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Canada tries to boost immigration by fast-tracking applications...

The number of immigrants coming to Canada dropped dramatically last year because of the pandemic. Now, the country is trying to boost immigration numbers by reducing the criteria to become a permanent Canadian resident....

 2021-10-07 17:00 

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Moderna to build manufacturing plant in Africa...

Moderna announces plans to build a manufacturing plant in Africa, capable of producing up to 500 million doses of mRNA vaccines per year. Also, Germany and Denmark repatriate women and children from the Roj prison camp in northeastern Syria that's hel...

 2021-10-07 16:45 

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Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah: An introduction to the man and his writing...

The power in Gurnah's writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends, writes Lizzy Attree, co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature....

 2021-10-06 19:45 

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First WHO-backed malaria vaccine is a 'dream for the community,' health expert says...

Regina Rabinovich, the director of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at ISGlobal and a visiting scholar at Harvard University, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the advancement....

 2021-10-05 20:30 

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US credibility on climate on the line in Washington...

The legislation is designed to help the US meet its targets set under the Paris climate accord to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade....

 2021-10-05 19:30 

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The University of Liverpool new master's makes a whole degree of Beatlemania...

The Beatles degree dives into the band's shifting perceptions over more than half a century, and how it's affected other sectors such as tourism. Holly Tessler, the professor who founded the program, joined The World's host Marco Werman to exp...

 2021-10-05 18:30 

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'Why don't you have mercy?': Afghanistan's Hazara people increasingly face eviction, violence under Taliban rule...

Members of the Hazara ethnic group in Afghanistan have faced discrimination and violent attacks for a long time. Under the new reality of Taliban rule, things appear to be getting worse....

 2021-10-04 19:45 

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Lebanon's political class 'ripped off' the country's potential, 'Pandora' investigator says...

The...

 2021-10-04 19:30 

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Spain vows to help rebuild La Palma after devastating volcano eruption...

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Snchez has announced approval for a $239 million recovery plan for La Palma during his third visit to the island since the volcano erupted....

 2021-10-04 18:15 

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Ethiopian PM begins 2nd term saying war exacts 'heavy price'...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in Monday for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war against Tigray forces he described as...

 2021-10-04 15:45 

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The Afghan government and the US lost popular support over corruption in Afghanistan, investigator general says...
 2021-10-04 15:00 

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'Pandora Papers' expose hidden wealth of global elite...

Top of The World: A trove of leaked documents, referred to as the Pandora Papers, has revealed the secret assets of hundreds of world leaders. And, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to walk back her government's zero-tolerance ...

 2021-10-01 21:30 

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Biden administration takes step to 'bulletproof' DACA...

This past week, the Biden administration filed a DACA rule in the Federal Register. This step allows the public to submit comments about the program during a 60-day period, followed by a vetting process before it becomes a federal regulation. Advocates ho...

 2021-10-01 20:30 

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A new doc highlights Paulo Freire's early vision of 'education as a tool for transformation' filmmaker says...
 2021-10-01 15:45 

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Australia to lift 18-month COVID-19 travel ban next month...

Australia has outlined plans to lift a pandemic ban on its vaccinated citizens traveling overseas from November. But no date has yet been set for welcoming international tourists back....

 2021-10-01 15:30 

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Ethiopia expels UN officials, accusing them of 'meddling' in the country's internal affairs...

Top of The World: Global pressure and criticism have been growing on the Ethiopian government over its blockade of the country's northern Tigray region, which has reduced aid deliveries to 10% of what is needed. And, North Korea has launched its fourt...

 2021-09-30 20:30 

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Avoiding water bankruptcy in the drought-troubled Southwest: What the US and Iran can learn from each other...

Cities and farmers in the Southwest are resorting to unsustainable strategies to pull in more water. Iran has tried many of these strategies and shows how they can go wrong....

 2021-09-30 20:30 

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Colombian farmers bet on bird-watching lodges to conserve forests...

Deforestation increased in Colombia last year. But some farmers are finding ways to benefit from preserving the forests....

 2021-09-30 19:45 

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Aging expert on living better: 'Focus on adding life to years rather than years to life'...

Dr. James Kirkland, director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at the Mayo Clinic, discussed with The World's Marco Werman ways to improve one's health and lifestyle to increase the possibility of living a longer life....

 2021-09-29 20:30 

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Thousands of Haitians trying to reach the US are in limbo in Tapachula in southern Mexico...

The city of Tapachula in southern Mexico, close to the border with Guatemala, has become a transit point for thousands of migrants from Haiti, and Central and South America. But it's now become a place where many are trapped in limbo....

 2021-09-29 20:15 

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Mexican communities manage their local forests, generating benefits for humans, trees and wildlife...

About 60% of Mexico's forests are managed by local communities. A scholar who has studied the forests for 30 years explains how this system protects the forests and the people who oversee them....

 2021-09-29 19:15 

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Former adviser Sarah Chayes: The US failed to understand how Afghans wage war...

Sarah Chayes served as a special adviser to the US military in Afghanistan and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after a decade on the ground in Kandahar. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the military testimonies on the US&#...

 2021-09-29 18:30 

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'Obliged to exile': Cuban activist Tania Bruguera on the plight of artist Hamlet Lavastida...

After spending time in a maximum security prison in Havana, artist and activist Hamlet Lavastida has been exiled to Poland by Cuba's government. Tania Bruguera, a senior lecturer in media and performance at Harvard University, joined The World's h...

 2021-09-29 15:15 

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Lava from La Palma eruption reaches the Atlantic...

A bright red river of lava from the volcano on Spain's La Palma island finally tumbled over a cliff and into the Atlantic Ocean late Tuesday....

 2021-09-29 15:00 

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Fumio Kishida set to become Japan's next prime minister...

Top of The World: Fumio Kishida, Japan's former foreign minister, has won the Liberal Democratic Party leadership election, all but assuring he'll become the country's next prime minister. And, senators in Washington on Tuesday grilled top Pen...

 2021-09-28 19:45 

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Landsat 9 will capture satellite images of a radically changing Earth, NASA scientist says...

Josh Willis, who works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech in Pasadena, California, has used Landsat satellite images in his own work. He joins The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the power of Landsats to understand climate change....

 2021-09-28 19:15 

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Gen. David Petraeus: The US has a 'moral obligation' to help those left behind in Afghanistan...

The former commander of US and allied forces in Afghanistan during the war, and a former CIA director spoke with The World's host Marco Werman about the Capitol Hill hearings on the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan last month....

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