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Pakistanis shops in a weekly pet market in Lahore, Pakistan, Nov. 13, 2022.

As Earth surpasses 8 billion people, 'the planet can feed and sustain billions more,' demographer says

It only took just over a decade for the world to add 1 billion more people. To break down what this growth means for societies around the globe, The World's host Carol Hills speaks to demographer and author Jennifer Sciubba.

As Earth surpasses 8 billion people, 'the planet can feed and sustain billions more,' demographer says
People take pictures in front of Sagrada Familia Basilica designed by architect Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, July 9, 2021. 

As euro slides in value, US likely to 'import more, export less,' economist explains

As euro slides in value, US likely to 'import more, export less,' economist explains
Italian Americans celebrating during a Christopher Columbus Day parade.

How Columbus Day contributes to the cultural erasure of Italian Americans

How Columbus Day contributes to the cultural erasure of Italian Americans
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro stands in front of a US flag during a news conference at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

Behind in polls, Bolsonaro bolsters his base with far-right rhetoric from the US

Behind in polls, Bolsonaro bolsters his base with far-right rhetoric from the US
Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting Ben Rhodes is accompanied by Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz at a press briefing at Martha's Vineyard

The post-9/11 generation 'came to understand the limits of what America could accomplish,’ former Obama adviser says

The post-9/11 generation 'came to understand the limits of what America could accomplish,’ former Obama adviser says
Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck

Ford hits a 'home run' with its new all-electric F-150 pickup

Ford’s F-Series pickup trucks are the best-selling vehicles in the United States. Now the all-electric version of the popular F-150 is the talk of the auto industry.

Ford hits a 'home run' with its new all-electric F-150 pickup
Benin Bronzes on exhibit at the British Museum.

Germany plans to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. Will other countries follow suit?

For many inside and outside of Africa, the Benin Bronzes are symbols of colonialism and exploitation, and they’ll stay that way until they’re returned.

Germany plans to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. Will other countries follow suit?
A worker arranges yellow ginseng displays behind glass cases

American ginseng farmers battered by trade wars and pandemic

American ginseng demand has dried up amid the United States' ongoing trade war with China, economic impacts from the pandemic and anti-Asian rhetoric.

American ginseng farmers battered by trade wars and pandemic
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaks at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, in this this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo.

Israel has a stake in Biden administration's decision to lift ICC sanctions

Prominent groups are calling on the Biden administration to lift Trump-era sanctions on ICC members. But Israel, one of America's closest allies, is asking the new president to keep them in place.

Israel has a stake in Biden administration's decision to lift ICC sanctions
A portrait of Mamphela Ramphele

Joe Biden has called for unity. The African concept of Ubuntu offers a path.

South African physician and anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele explains how the African concept of Ubuntu can bring communities together and support individuals at the same time.

Joe Biden has called for unity. The African concept of Ubuntu offers a path.
A man is shown carrying a clear umbrella and wearing a face mask while walking with his left hand in his pocket.

Dr. Atul Gawande: Pandemic led to a ‘rethink on what matters’

Almost a year into the pandemic, societies are faced with immense contradictions: processing shocking death tolls while finding hope in promising vaccine rollouts. Surgeon, writer and researcher Dr. Atul Gawande speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about what it means to be human in this precarious moment.

Dr. Atul Gawande: Pandemic led to a ‘rethink on what matters’
US President Joe Biden is shown seated at a wooden desk with a tall stack of embossed folders next to him.

Biden tackles the coronavirus; Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad; Migrant shipwreck off Libyan coast

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden will sign 10 key executive orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as cases surge and troubling new variants appear around the world. Biden is asking all Americans to mask up during travel as a federal mandate, radically shifting the culture of mask-wearing in the US.

Biden tackles the coronavirus; Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad; Migrant shipwreck off Libyan coast
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at the North Portico of the White House,  Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.

A post-America world: Biden's challenges begin at home, former diplomat Richard Haass says

Former diplomat Richard Haass wrote recently that a "post-America world" may come sooner than we think — and that it's been hastened by the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol.

A post-America world: Biden's challenges begin at home, former diplomat Richard Haass says
US President Donald Trump faces a black and white striped wall.

US House forges ahead with Trump impeachment; Ireland's COVID-19 rates skyrocket; Italian ‘Nndrangheta mobsters on trial

The US House of Representatives is expected on Wednesday to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, as a growing number of both Democrats and Republicans share concern that the president poses a threat to national security after he incited a violent mob to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.

US House forges ahead with Trump impeachment; Ireland's COVID-19 rates skyrocket; Italian ‘Nndrangheta mobsters on trial
A protester walks past the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

'The death of American exceptionalism’: Views from abroad on US Capitol attack 

Outside observers watched with disbelief as a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the seat of US power.

'The death of American exceptionalism’: Views from abroad on US Capitol attack