Lifestyle & Belief

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

Sports

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 

‘We are struggling’: Malawi’s farmers hit hard by fertilizer prices

Women fight for respect in Japan’s sumo rings 

Japan in Focus

Mexico City’s bike culture is thriving

Lifestyle

‘It’s a lifelong injury’: From Gaza to Doha, children bear the scars of war 

Israel-Hamas war

An estimated 17,000 kids have lost or been separated from their parents in Gaza, according to UNICEF. At least 3,000 have suffered a limb amputation. The small Gulf nation of Qatar has taken in more than 1,600 Palestinians in recent months, including dozens of injured children.

A visit to an all-fungi restaurant in Mexico City

Food

Mexico has a long history of mushroom cultivation and consumption since pre-Hispanic times. But for a long time, those traditions were dismissed and forgotten. Now, the country is rediscovering recipes and methods for cultivating, eating and preserving wild mushrooms.

How Spain’s rent control is failing locals

Lifestyle & Belief

A one-year-old law in Spain meant to control soaring home rental prices has had the opposite effect: Prices have continued to climb. It’s part of a trend going back a couple of decades now. But this year alone, in some cities, rents have jumped by more than 20%. Experts – and renters – say finding an affordable place to live is now next to impossible. The World’s Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona on why Spain’s rent control law has backfired.

Japanese dads struggle to reform fatherhood

Japan in Focus

Statistically speaking, for every baby born in Japan, two people pass away. The country’s rapidly shrinking population is, according to Japanese officials, a “national emergency” threatening its future prosperity and entire way of life. They’re struggling to reverse this trend but some believe fixing this problem calls for a revolution in Japanese fatherhood. The World’s Patrick Winn reports with Aya Asakura in Tokyo.

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‘They’ve hidden the past from us’: New bill in Honduras seeks to rectify 1980s human rights violations

Human rights

In Honduras, family members of the victims of state violence in the 1980s have been marching for 40 years to demand justice for the disappearance and death of their loved ones. Now, there’s a chance they may see reparations. An unprecedented bill that would provide compensation for the family members of the victims is working its way through Congress.