Lifestyle & Belief

France sets its sights on the gold medal in blind football at the Paris Paralympics 

Blind football is one of the most-popular sports of the Paralympic games, which kick off in Paris in late August. Brazil has won gold at all previous Paralympic tournaments but host country France is hoping to be in with a chance to take home a medal this year.

‘It so clearly discriminates against Muslims’: India rolls out faith-based test for citizenship

Sacred Nation

As winter arrives in the southern hemisphere, Brazilians celebrate ‘June Festivals’

Lifestyle & Belief

Panama has relocated islanders affected by rising sea levels — and says many more villages also need to be moved

Climate Change

Single and Japanese? The government will find you a date.

Japan in Focus

A far-right Dutch politician who once railed against Islam now spends his time defending it


Anti-Muslim policies are a key tenet of the Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Geert Wilders. Many of those policies were devised by former lawmaker and once close confidante of Wilders, Joram van Klaveren. Today van Klaveren dedicates his life to defending Islam.

In Tokyo, some public toilets inspire wonder

Japan in Focus

In Shibuya, a busy ward in Tokyo, Japan, officials want public toilets to inspire wonder. They’ve recently started a tour of 17 bathroom facilities designed by world-class artists and architects. The World’s Patrick Winn reports.

Juneteenth offers a ‘window into the complexity’ of US history with slavery, says author


June 19 commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. But the legacy of African enslavement continues to reverberate in much of the world. Howard French, the author of “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War,” speaks with host Marco Werman about the persistent damage in West Africa and beyond.

Latvian basketball fans are rooting for ‘unicorn’ Porziņģis in the NBA finals


The Celtics are in the NBA finals, and one of the team’s most impactful players is Latvian center Kristaps Porziņģis. Fans in Latvia are rooting for him to become the first Latvian NBA champion. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports from Riga, Latvia.

To prepare for college in the US, some South Korean students receive an international education close to home 

To many South Koreans, a degree from a prestigious American university is seen as a ticket to success. And for some students, there’s an alternate educational system and industry focused on getting  them into the school of their dreams.