The World

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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Tonga officials worry that with aid comes COVID


International aid is beginning to mobilize for Tonga after an underwater volcano erupted on Saturday. But officials are concerned that admitting aid workers will bring COVID-19 into a country that has remained almost entirely free of the coronavirus.


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Tonga govt calls volcanic eruption an ‘unprecedented disaster’


Tonga govt calls volcanic eruption an ‘unprecedented disaster’


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The UAE has the world’s highest COVID-19 vaccination rate


Pandemic trivia: Which country has the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the world? The answer is the United Arab Emirates.


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Australia's controversial migrant detention policy in the spotlight


About 30 migrants are currently being detained in the same hotel where tennis star Novak Djokovic stayed, putting the spotlight once again on Australia’s controversial immigration policy.


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Former Syrian colonel convicted of crimes against humanity


A German court has convicted former Syrian army colonel Anwar Raslan of crimes against humanity, handing him a life sentence. It’s the world’s first trial related to state-sponsored torture under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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Mexico’s president downplays COVID


Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that he had a sore throat after testing positive for COVID-19 for a second time. He then downplayed the illness, saying “it’s like a cold.”


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US travel advisory list surpasses 80 countries due to COVID


When it comes to global travel, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has four levels of COVID-19 risk advisories for countries, from low to very high. Omicron surges have put many more countries at level four, including Canada.


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Chinese city under strict COVID lockdown ahead of Olympics


Tianjin, a large city near Beijing with 14 million people, reported 41 COVID-19 cases over the weekend. With the Winter Olympics less than a month away, the city is carrying out round-the-clock, mandatory COVID-19 tests.


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Turmoil continues in Kazakhstan


In Kazakhstan, protests, turmoil and violence continue after liquified gas prices recently doubled. The country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said today that he gave orders to security forces to open fire without warning at people he’s calling "terrorists."


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US Capitol insurrection provides extremist propaganda abroad


US Capitol insurrection provides extremist propaganda abroad


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