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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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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.

    Protesters take to the streets of Poland over abortion court ruling

    Protesters take to the streets of Poland over abortion court ruling

    For five days straight, thousands have taken to the streets of cities across Poland to protest a court ruling on abortion. The country’s Constitutional Tribunal last week outlawed abortion in all but the most exceptional of circumstances. And, Germany has been pretty successful containing the coronavirus and also getting students back into classrooms. But in southern Germany, two counties are going into lockdown because cases there are spiking again. Also, Sacha Baron Cohen's iconic character Borat has been at the center of many controversial moments. Now with a new "Borat" film out, Kazakhstan has embraced the fictitious Kazakh journalist’s catchphrase: “Very nice” and turned it into the country’s tourism slogan.

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    Sudan and Israel to start normalizing relations

    Sudan and Israel to start normalizing relations

    Sudan is set to start normalizing relations with Israel. The move comes as the US removes Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. And, China's Belt and Road Initiative is transforming countries across the globe with new infrastructure, mining and factories. But physical investments are only part of the story: China is making a digital power play, too. Also, despite the ongoing unrest in Mali and a pandemic, Timbuktu-based music group Songhoy Blues is optimistic.

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    How the rest of the world views the US presidential election

    How the rest of the world views the US presidential election

    The last presidential debate on Thursday focused extensively on foreign policy topics. The World's foreign correspondents share global reactions and what they're seeing abroad in the leadup to the Nov. 3 US election. And, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Friday. It's the latest attempt to find a solution to nearly a month of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. Also, when is a burger not a burger? That was a question facing the European Parliament on Friday in a discussion about whether plant-based alternatives can use names typically associated with meat.

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    Coronavirus Conversations: What's driving the latest COVID-19 surges?

    Coronavirus Conversations: What's driving the latest COVID-19 surges?

    Many health officials around the world are working to contain second waves of the coronavirus. Join us as we examine what's driving the latest wave of surges around the world, as part of our regular series discussing the pandemic presented jointly with The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health — and as a special podcast in The World's feed. Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Yonatan Grad, from Harvard's department of immunology and infectious diseases.

    Watch and listen to more of The World's Coronavirus Conversations here.

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    US government says Iran behind voter-intimidation emails ahead of US election

    US government says Iran behind voter-intimidation emails ahead of US election

    The US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray announced Wednesday that Iran is behind a campaign of sending threatening, faked emails to voters in the US ahead of the 2020 presidential election. And, in the wake of the pandemic, the International Monetary Fund has doled out billions of dollars to keep countries afloat, with few restrictions. But now those countries say the IMF wants them to impose austerity measures. Also, a doctor in northeastern India dances for COVID-19 patients to make them feel happy — and a video of his moves has gone viral.

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    Gruesome murder in France prompts growing criticism of social media

    Gruesome murder in France prompts growing criticism of social media

    The gruesome murder of a history teacher in France has sparked intense criticism of social media companies over the role they played in motivating the killer and inciting the murder. And, according to a new study by the University of Cambridge, millennials around the world are currently less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century. Also, one of the biggest issues facing some European cities was overtourism before the coronavirus. So, how are the cities coping now that the tourists are staying at home?

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JensnAndb78 ,

Intentional sensationalism?

Good news show, one of the best, but some care and factchecking of headlines wouldn’t go astray. France is by no means “under lockdown” - a curfew has nothing to do with a lockdown - and you have just given all your French listeners a heart attack.

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