November 27, 2015
Despite the cold and bad weather in the Mediterranean, thousands of migrants keep trying to reach Europe. We'll have the latest. Later we hear an incredible story of a Jewish girl who survived World War II by hiding beneath the kitchen floor in the house of a woman she didn't know. Plus, we'll bring you a report from Iceland on how a warming climate is literally changing the country's landscape. Glaciers are melting, and scientists are worried that the melting could lead to more volcanic eruptions.
November 26, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving! Today on The World, the French effort to bring Russia into a broad anti-ISIS coalition. Then we turn to Paris, where we meet a couple of Americans who call the French capital home. They reflect on the Paris attacks and the aftermath, and on the special meaning Thanksgiving has for them this year. And back here in the US, we visit Fremont, California, home to one of the country's largest Afghan populations. For Thanksgiving, one market there offers up turkeys cooked Afghan-style.
November 25, 2015
Even under normal circumstances, Thanksgiving is a hard time to travel, but this year, the holiday season is getting under way amid a worldwide travel alert issued by the US State Department. Also today, we highlight a new series of reports about meth production and distribution in Asia. Plus, we hear how Muslims in one Canadian town are dealing with a suspected hate crime against their local mosque.
November 24, 2015
Turkish forces shoot down a Russian fighter jet on the border between Syria and Turkey. The Turks insist the Russian plane was in their airspace, but the Russians disagree. Plus, Muslims in the West talk about occupuying a Muslim "gray zone." Also, we take a look at a couple of immigrant entrepreneurs in Los Angeles who are trying to take their success beyond their own ethnic communities.
November 23, 2015
Brussels is on lockdown for the third day in a row, as authorities continue to hunt for surviving suspects in the Paris attacks. Plus, we bring you a profile of one of the many Canadians who are sponsoring Syrian refugees. We also take a look at the new leader of Argentina.
November 20, 2015
We hear about a new attack — this time in the West African nation of Mali, where more than 100 people were taken hostage. Plus, a former State Department official explains how procedures have changed when dealing with the hostage standoffs. Also, it's been one week since the attacks in Paris. We check in a mother and daughter in Paris who are responded in two very different ways.
November 19, 2015
The debate over allowing Syrian refugees into the United States intensifies. We have the latest. We also follow a Syrian family that was about to be resettled in Indiana, only to find themselves not welcome. Plus, a Somali mother and her daughter work to rehabilitate young people who've joined extremist groups.
November 18, 2015
French police raided an apartment believed to house the man suspected of planning last Friday's attacks in Paris. We'll update what police encountered. We also hear from some residents of a Belgian neighborhood where many of the suspected attackers lived. Plus, we hear more about the vetting process for refugees seeking to settle in the United States.
November 17, 2015
France's leaders want to extend the country's current state of emergency to three months. Also, the French national anthem has been sung a lot lately, but what's the song's history? Plus, do we call them ISIS, the Islamic State, or Daesh?
November 16, 2015
Today on The World we hear about a Europe-wide manhunt, French air strikes against ISIS and a moment of silence in Paris. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks last Friday, Parisians are trying to come to terms with what's happened. Also, we trace the Syrian passport found at the scene of one of the attacks to Greece. And how prepared are we in the US?