Two players from Boston bruins and Montreal Canadiens hockey teams talk to each other on the ice

Montreal Canadiens superfans brace for historic record to be smashed

The Boston Bruins are on the verge of making history — eclipsing the Montreal Canadiens’ coveted record of most points scored in a regular season, set back in 1977.

Album covers of some of the allbums from artists included in the end-of-year music playlist with recommendations from The World staff. Clockwise, startiing from the top left corner: Adrian Quesada's "Boleros Psicodélicos," Sillvana Estrada's "Marchita," V

A musical journey around the globe 2022, a playlist

A pregnant person wearing a red shirt holds her belly, wearing a face mask and gloves.

For pregnant women, getting the COVID-19 jab is a challenging choice

The Endurance, trapped in sea ice along the Weddell Sea.

‘Pathways to possibility’: New book argues optimism is key to endurance through tough times

Venice’s Grand Canal was for centuries a thoroughfare for the global shipping trade on the ancient Silk Road.

Italy is caught in the middle of the EU’s tussle with its ‘systemic rival,’ China

On China's New Silk Road
A child wears a face mask

Semi-quarantined: Living with the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong


“The park is half-empty, but we have decided to let our daughter enjoy a few hours of daily sunshine. We are determined not to let ourselves be overwhelmed by fear.”

A black and white image of a newspaper titled "La Amérika"

I’m an American. But my family came to the US fraudulently.

Immigration Rewind

The Trump administration’s immigration policies harken back to the origins of immigration restriction a century ago that sought to keep “undesirables” — like my family — out. 

Three men in suits stand with their heads bowed.

Analysis: Trump’s reversal in Syria was a play to keep his base intact


When the White House withdrew US troops from Syria, it unwittingly sacrificed one of its core constituencies’ dearest causes — Christians in the Middle East. US actions in the region since the early October withdrawal have been a response to their ire. It’s working — for now.

A black and white photo of people going through immigration queues

Cuccinelli’s ‘bootstraps’ line reflects historical amnesia of ‘public charge’


The “likely to become a public charge” clause originally targeted southern and eastern European immigrants. It has since become a tool to exclude “undesirable” immigrants du jour.

A Mayan temple is seen on a foggy morning.

Mexico wants to run a tourist train through its Mayan heartland — should it?


Cancun, on the Yucatan peninsula, is one of Mexico’s most visited cities, while nearby Mayan villages struggle with poverty and lack of economic opportunities. A newly proposed train line could help fix that, but at what cost to the people and ecosystem?