The World: Latest Edition

Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is.

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A global lens on China's National People's Congress


China's National People's Congress began Friday by setting out broad plans for economic growth. Environment observers around the world are also keeping an eye on plans from China’s top lawmaking body for reducing carbon emissions over the next five years.


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Deadly Myanmar crackdown becomes test for the West


The deadly crackdowns by Myanmar security forces on demonstrators protesting a military coup are raising alarm in the West. How the US responds to calls for action on Myanmar is becoming a test of President Biden's foreign policy team.


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Coronavirus Conversations: Grieving and mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic


Coronavirus Conversations: Grieving and mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic


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Brazil’s continuing struggles with the pandemic


On Tuesday, Brazil experienced its highest daily death toll from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Hospital systems across the country are overwhelmed and scientists say a new variant spreading there appears to be more contagious.


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Biden administration faces pressure over US sanctions on ICC


The Biden administration is evaluating the sanctions former President Trump imposed on members of the International Criminal Court over the ICC's investigation of possible war crimes by US forces in Afghanistan.


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Myanmar’s increasingly deadly crackdown on protesters


Police and troops in Myanmar are intensifying a crackdown on unarmed protesters. They opened fire on civilians, killing at least 18 people on Sunday and wounding dozens.


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US airstrikes target Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria 


The US launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups.


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France develops new way to deal with vaccine skepticism


France has one of the highest rates of vaccine skepticism in the world. In order to address this, the government created a citizen advisory committee to help set vaccination policy.


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What’s next in the pandemic after hopeful signs with Johnson & Johnson vaccine?


A review by the US Food and Drug Administration found Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine shot for the coronavirus is safe and effective — sending a strong positive signal throughout the world. So, what does that mean for the pandemic? 


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The challenges of China’s coronavirus vaccination campaign


China's goal is to inoculate about 70% of its population. That's nearly a billion people and it's got a big challenge.


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