The World

A program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter.

How AI is helping to recreate childhood memories

What do you do with a cherished memory that has no record — not even a photo or a video?  This Spanish company, Domestic Data Streamers, might help. They’ve harnessed artificial intelligence to turn fading recollections into visual or “synthetic” memories. The end product isn’t quite a photo — or art. But it’s helping people reconnect with their pasts.

Why the US still does not recognize the International Criminal Court

Israel-Hamas war

Floodwaters in southern Brazil remain a threat​​

Environment

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for leaders from Hamas and Israel

Israel-Hamas war

Who was Toussaint L’Ouverture, the namesake behind Boston’s new Haitian cultural center?

The company man: US glacial response to Nigeria’s detention of former IRS crypto investigator rankles federal agents

Cybersecurity

In a move that could send a chill among business people working overseas, a Nigerian court ruled on Friday that a former American IRS investigator, Tigran Gambaryan, could stand trial on behalf of his employer, the crypto currency exchange Binance, and denied his request for bail. Gambaryan has been held in Nigeria since February. Dina Temple-Raston, host and managing editor of the Recorded Future News podcast “Click Here,” has been following the story for months and explains.

Out of Eden Walk: The ethos of Kazakhstan

Out of Eden Walk

Not too long after leaving Tbilisi, Georgia, National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek wound up the next leg of his journey: across western Kazakhstan. Salopek met horse wranglers, archeologists working with flint metal, Sufi mystics and musicians all along the ancient Silk Road, crossing into Central Asia. Host Marco Werman talks with Salopek about his experiences.

Capitalists Anonymous: Weary French seek help in buying and polluting less

Lifestyle & Belief

There are many addiction support groups out there — from alcohol and drugs to pornography. In France, there’s one called Capitalists Anonymous, for people who can’t stop buying stuff or worry that their daily actions, like commuting in gas-guzzling cars, are hurting the planet. 

Makaa or charcoal is often used in cooking methods in Kenya and other countries in Africa.

The push to end harmful cooking methods worldwide

Energy

A third of the world’s population cooks with fuels that produce harmful fumes when burned. Breathing in the fine particles produced by cooking with wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung and agricultural waste can penetrate the lungs and cause multiple respiratory and cardiovascular problems, including cancer and strokes. Women and children are most at risk. Fifty countries gathered in Paris on Tuesday to raise funds to replace dangerous cooking with clean ones. Marco Werman speaks with Dymphna van der Lans, CEO of the Clean Cooking Alliance.

Gaza war is putting Egyptian-Israeli relations to the test

Israel-Hamas war

When the Israeli military seized control of the border crossing at Rafah, the Egyptian government seemed to be taken by surprise. Egypt’s government has stopped cooperating with aid shipments into Rafah. It’s also joined South Africa’s effort at the International Court of Justice to bring charges of genocide against Israel. Experts say the 45-year-old Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty is being put at risk.