Players and officials of the soccer club Arema FC pray outside the Kanjuruhan Stadium where many fans lost their lives in a stampede Saturday night in Malang, Indonesia

Indonesian police probe tear gas firing at soccer match


An investigation is underway after 125 people were killed during a stampede after police fired tear gas at a soccer match in East Java’s Malang city in Indonesia.

Boxing legend and presidential candidate, senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao greets the crowd in Pasay city, Philippines Monday, March 14, 2022. 

Candidates go ‘green’ on the campaign trail for Philippines national election

In this Oct. 17, 2014, photo, a worker walks at power plant area in Cirebon, Indonesia. 

Indonesia poised to ease export ban on thermal coal

Smoke rises from a processing mill at a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia

The world’s tropical forests can help us limit climate change — if we let them

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Dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses are spread by the Aedes species of mosquito, like the Aedes albopictus pictured here

An unlikely hero could help in the fight against deadly mosquito-borne disease

Several young school children are shown sitting at desks with one girl looking back at the camera while wearing a clear face shield and mask.

Discussion: Kids return to school amid the surging delta variant

Children around the world are returning to class with schools opening up after a year of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the rapid spread of the more contagious delta variant and the coronavirus vaccines not available for much of the global school-aged population, children’s health risks have become even more pressing. The World’s Elana Gordon moderated a discussion about the delta variant’s impact on children with Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch.

An older man is shown standing still in a crowded sideway area with people walking past him in blurred motion.

Discussion: The delta variant surge and what’s next in the pandemic

The highly infectious COVID-19 delta variant is leaving a devastating wake around the globe. The surge of infections raises a lot of questions and sparks concern among public health officials. The World’s Carolyn Beeler moderated a discussion about the delta variant and what’s next in the pandemic with Harvard Chan School epidemiologist William Hanage.

Simone Biles is shown in a profile photograph looking to her right, wearing a red, white and blue uniform with the Olympic rings in the distance.

Global gymnastics star Simone Biles withdraws from all-around competition

Top of The World

Top of The World: Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Olympic gymnastics all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. And, a new report from the Federation of American Scientists suggests that China is potentially expanding its nuclear arsenal in its western deserts. Also, with infections continuing to spread, pushed by the delta variant, health officials in Australia have extended the lockdown in the country’s largest city by another four weeks.

Several workers are shown wearing blue protective suits and carrying a white coffin while walking in at a grave site with several white crosses.

Indonesia new COVID hot spot with surge in coronavirus cases pushed by Delta variant

Top of The World

Top of The World: Outbreaks of the coronavirus are spreading across Asia, with Indonesia becoming a new hot spot. And, South Africa has deployed 25,000 National Defence Force troops to quell rioting and looting in the country. Also, officials in Pakistan, who are investigating a bus explosion, said on Thursday that they had identified traces of explosives.

Local Balinese offer prayers for the victims at the site of the bomb blast in Kuta, Bali, Oct. 18, 2002. Nearly 200 people were killed and more than 300 were injured in the nightclub bombing. 

Top Gitmo detainee Hambali will finally get his day in court


Former US President George W. Bush called him “one of the world’s most lethal terrorists.”