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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

Music is part of The World’s DNA and, as it turns out, it is something many of the show’s staff appreciate. This playlist with their recommendations will take you on a journey around the globe.

A musical journey around the globe 2022, a playlist
Conservative Party leadership candidate Rishi Sunak leaves his home in London

Rishi Sunak to become Britain's next prime minister

Rishi Sunak to become Britain's next prime minister
Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss addresses the media at 10 Downing Street in London

UK's Liz Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority

UK's Liz Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority
coffin in hearse

London goes silent to pay its respects to the queen

London goes silent to pay its respects to the queen
coffin at front of church with crowd in attendance

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral
king at desk

What kind of leader will King Charles III be?

Richard Drayton is a professor of imperial and global history at King's College, London. He spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about what King Charles III's reign may be like.

What kind of leader will King Charles III be?
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks on during a visit to officially open the new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, England July 15, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's monarch for 70 years, dies

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died at the age of 96.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's monarch for 70 years, dies
Liz Truss arrives at Conservative Central Office in Westminster after winning the Conservative Party leadership contest in London

Liz Truss becomes Britain's new prime minister

Liz Truss becomes new British prime minister, beginning work on curbing soaring prices, easing labor unrest and fixing the health care system.

Liz Truss becomes Britain's new prime minister
A three-image combo of stills taken from CCTV footage shows Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre and and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport

Reports show British teenager was allegedly trafficked to ISIS by Canadian agent

Azadeh Moaveni, with the International Crisis Group, speaks with The World’s host Carol Hills about Shamima Begum, a British woman who was a teenager when she traveled to Syria in 2015. Moaveni says new information about Begum being trafficked by a Canadian intelligence agent could have serious implications for Canada.

Reports show British teenager was allegedly trafficked to ISIS by Canadian agent
A worker walks alongside the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant's array of digester eggs in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York

Why has polio emerged in the US, UK and Israel? A polio eradication expert weighs in.

New cases of polio have emerged in the US and Israel, and the disease has been detected in wastewater in the UK. Oliver Rosenbauer, the spokesperson for polio eradication at the World Health Organization, explains how some of them could be linked to the oral vaccine that's long been used to prevent the disease.

Why has polio emerged in the US, UK and Israel? A polio eradication expert weighs in.
travelers tagging bags

'The summer of stress': Amid airline staffing shortages, lost luggage rates have soared

Thousands of passengers are arriving at their destinations without their luggage and little idea if they will ever see it again.

'The summer of stress': Amid airline staffing shortages, lost luggage rates have soared
A Posh Club performer leads club-goers in a conga-line.

Dancing away the loneliness: In the UK, social prescriptions help fight isolation during the pandemic

Social prescriptions are relatively common in the United Kingdom, especially to treat loneliness and isolation. When these conditions were exacerbated by the pandemic, the UK already had a strategy in place to help those who need it most, including the elderly.

Dancing away the loneliness: In the UK, social prescriptions help fight isolation during the pandemic
A cheering football fan in a loud hat with American colors

Lasso-ing Chelsea FC? Why super-rich US sports owners are looking to buy a London soccer team.

Ted Lasso, the story of an American football coach bringing his unique management skills to a fictional soccer club in West London, has entertained TV viewers since 2020. It now appears that some investors stateside are looking to experience this close up by buying a real English Premier League club in West London: Chelsea FC.

Lasso-ing Chelsea FC? Why super-rich US sports owners are looking to buy a London soccer team.
Placards and banners against the war in Ukraine hang opposite the Russian embassy in London, Friday, March 11, 2022.

Russians in the UK face hate speech, verbal abuse as war rages in Ukraine

Many Russian expats are appalled by the war in Ukraine. Some are even speaking out. But many say they're also experiencing verbal abuse and hate speech as the war in Ukraine continues.

Russians in the UK face hate speech, verbal abuse as war rages in Ukraine
Luke Sital-Singh's new single is called "Me & God."

Musician Luke Sital-Singh finds catharsis by singing a song to God

Sital-Singh, now an atheist, has released a single, "Me & God," which gets up close and personal with his faith.

Musician Luke Sital-Singh finds catharsis by singing a song to God