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A security personnel speaks to people from inside the main gate of Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi, India

Blocking BBC documentary on Gujarat riots goes against India's democratic values, journalist says

A new BBC documentary looking at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 Gujarat riots has sparked controversy in India. The government is trying to ban it while students and activists are finding ways to watch it in defiance. Rana Ayyub, author of the book "Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up," discussed the situation with The World's host Marco Werman.

Blocking BBC documentary on Gujarat riots goes against India's democratic values, journalist says
Antonio Trujillo holds a cigarette while resting on a bench, in Pamplona, northern Spain

Big tobacco is forced to pay for cigarette butt pollution in Spain, but smokers may soon be on the hook

Big tobacco is forced to pay for cigarette butt pollution in Spain, but smokers may soon be on the hook
protest

Peru protests reveal ethnic and regional divides

Peru protests reveal ethnic and regional divides
woman with letter

Court orders Canada to take back its citizens from camps in Syria

Court orders Canada to take back its citizens from camps in Syria
Syrian children who are refugees in Turkey face many barriers to learning.

In Turkey, refugee children face hurdles to school enrollment

In Turkey, refugee children face hurdles to school enrollment
Many Taipei residents visit the city's historic Dihua Street to buy goods for the Lunar New Year.

Taiwan and China celebrate Lunar New Year amid vastly different COVID levels

Taiwan has reopened to international travel, and has lifted some other restrictions, as people celebrate Lunar New Year with family and friends.

Taiwan and China celebrate Lunar New Year amid vastly different COVID levels
Yuxin Wu plays the Chinese gehu string instrument.

Chinese musician works to revive the gehu instrument

Yuxin Wu, a second-generation gehu player at the Berklee College of Music, is on a mission to revive the Chinese string instrument with its unique vibrational sound.

Chinese musician works to revive the gehu instrument
woman in auditorium

New Cate Blanchett film 'Tár' divides opinion among female conductors 

“Tár,” about a virtuoso female conductor, has shone a spotlight on the continuing dearth of women leading major orchestras worldwide.

New Cate Blanchett film 'Tár' divides opinion among female conductors 
An audience watches actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on the big screen.

This beloved Bollywood film gets a new life on Broadway

The 1995 Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” or "DDLJ," is the longest-running film in India’s history, screening daily for 27 years. Now, the irresistible love story is heading to Broadway.

This beloved Bollywood film gets a new life on Broadway
Shakira poses for portrait photographs for "Elvis" at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, May 25, 2022.

Shakira's latest hit slamming her ex breaks records for Latin artists on YouTube

Shakira's release this week shot up to the top of the charts. It's a scathing breakup song with her ex: Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué.

Shakira's latest hit slamming her ex breaks records for Latin artists on YouTube
Instructor Akua Amoako Yeboah with a child at the early intervention center. 

Caregivers in Ghana work to demystify autism and push for inclusion

Developmental brain disorders are rarely discussed in Ghana. A lack of adequate awareness and facilities for early diagnosis makes it tough to manage. And children with special needs often face discrimination in terms of inadequate health care, education and social engagement.

Caregivers in Ghana work to demystify autism and push for inclusion
Denmark's military officers stand next to a Leopard 2A7 tank at the Tapa Military Camp, in Estonia, Jan. 19, 2023.

Tanks for Ukraine are 'ready to go' when Germany and US strike a deal, retired Navy Adm. says

As Germany faces mounting pressure to supply tanks to Kyiv for the ongoing war in Ukraine, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis talks with The World's host Marco Werman about what the delivery of heavy weapons could mean for the war.

Tanks for Ukraine are 'ready to go' when Germany and US strike a deal, retired Navy Adm. says
Paula’s garden is filled with trees and plants that he considers sacred. 

‘Art is the answer to all this’: This Brazilian artist went from fighting fires to uplifting Black portraiture

Growing up in Brazil as a Black man, Dalton Paula said he missed seeing people who looked like him on movies and TV. At 40, he now creates paintings, photos and installations about Black communities. In 2021, he and his partner also turned their home into an art school called Sertão Negro, or Black Hinterland.

‘Art is the answer to all this’: This Brazilian artist went from fighting fires to uplifting Black portraiture
Exterior of the Museum of the City of New York, with a promotion for the "City of Faith" exhibition currently on display, New York, Dec. 1, 2022.

Museum exhibit highlights New York’s sacred spaces

The “City of Faith” museum exhibit looks at the New York City's religious roots and immigrant experience, with a special focus on the South Asian community after 9/11. Curator Azra Dawood tells The World what inspired her and why such a discussion is important.

Museum exhibit highlights New York’s sacred spaces
Felled trees on Karipuna territory in the Amazonian state of Rondônia.

Lula empowers Brazil's Indigenous peoples with their own ministry. But environmental protection remains a key concern.

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has made good on a series of campaign promises to defend the Amazon and empower Indigenous peoples. He already signed an executive order to relaunch a billion-dollar Amazon fund, where foreign governments can contribute to forest protection, among six other orders.

Lula empowers Brazil's Indigenous peoples with their own ministry. But environmental protection remains a key concern.