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From shifting alliances to great power politics, and from security in a post-pandemic world to rapid technological innovation, our world is constantly in flux. Each week on State of the World, Megan Torrey, CEO of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, sits down with experts and leaders on the frontlines of foreign policy and national security. Each episode is a deep dive into one of the world’s most pressing issues and it asks the question: how can global events impact our everyday lives ...
 
WorldAffairs is dedicated to curating conversations across difference, on both global challenges and global solutions. We explore international affairs with the world’s most knowledgeable voices in politics, business, academia, media and technology. Each hour-long episode marries thought-provoking analysis from multiple perspectives to make complex issues relatable. Our expert hosts, former nuclear policy expert Philip Yun, and renowned journalists Ray Suarez and Markos Kounalakis, have only ...
 
Borderline is a podcast for defiant global citizens. It believes in openness, discovery and compassion. It resists outrage and seeks wonder. Prosaically, the podcast discusses geopolitics, immigration and lives that straddle borders. If you leave home to get home, Borderline is for you.
 
On Interpreting India, every two weeks, we bring in voices from India and around the globe to unpack how technology, the economy, and foreign policy impact India’s relationship with the world. Interpreting India is a Carnegie India production and is hosted by Carnegie scholars. In season 2, Srinath Raghavan passes the mic to a new generation of hosts, his colleagues at Carnegie, who will explore the questions that hold the potential to alter India’s trajectory through the coming decade.
 
Welcome to 'Overlooked', a podcast that shares the stories from around the world that may have been missed by your home news network. These stories will include the good, the bad and, sometimes the absolutely hilarious. The podcast is updated weekly. If you come across stories or articles that you think should be featured here, please, share them! Don't forget to share and follow on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube!.
 
A forensic, fast-paced and sometimes irreverent take on the news that you won't find elsewhere. Using a unique ten-screen studio, we'll break down the news through analysing the data, the facts, the videos and the digital noise.​
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 9) and Zara (age 10) along with co-presenters Aiza (age ) and Laurie (age 7). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what ...
 
Effective Compassion is an investigation into American poverty-fighting. Journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg dig into the concept of challenging, personal, and spiritual help. They investigate how those concepts work in different scenarios and discover some of the common pitfalls that get in the way. And through it all, they keep coming back to one main question: How does being a Christian affect the way we try to help people?
 
Making sense of a changing world, Extra with Geraldine Doogue explores the risks and possibilities of big shifts in power, puts events with our neighbourhood and overseas into context and explains how this affects Australia’s place within our wider world.
 
It's the year 2020 and frankly the world is now a mad house. We take a look at some of the most recent stories and highlight the complete and utter madness of it all, which underneath is pushing us towards a system of control that will be anything but funny. THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO We truly now live in a Clown World where the predator class (the 1%) want to force you to believe or at least parrot that 2 + 2 equals 5. Produced by Richard Willett & Gareth Icke
 
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Russia’s position between Europe and Asia has led to differing conceptions of “what Russia is” to its leaders. Russia’s vast holdings east of the Urals have often inspired those who led Russia to look eastward for national glory, whether through trade, soft power, or outright force. Yet these Russian “pivots to Asia” often ended soon after they beg…
 
Southeast Asia has quickly become the region hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many countries that successfully held off the pandemic last year now suffering from the spread of the Delta variant. The domestic social, economic and political ramifications could be significant, and they come at a time when the region is of growing geopolitica…
 
The damning effect the pandemic has had on education nationwide. The economy is at pre-pandemic levels, but some groups still feel left behind. Where America stands post-January 6th after emotional testimony on Capitol Hill. Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from competition and what it means for athletes going forward. A police ride along and rev…
 
Once hailed as the Arab Spring’s greatest success, Tunisia’s democracy appears to be at risk today. The political crisis started after President Kais Saied sacked the country’s prime minister and suspended the legislature. So what led to this crisis and what’s the way out?Guests:Saida OunissiInternational Spokesperson for the Ennahda PartyKarim Mez…
 
France’s parliament has approved the controversial anti-separatism bill which it says is aimed at battling extremism. But many say the bill breaches religious freedom and far-left French politician Jean-Luc Melenchon called it an ‘anti-Republican’ and ‘anti-Muslim’ law. So what will the bill mean for Muslims living in France?Guest:Yasser LouatiPres…
 
France’s parliament has recently passed a legislation aimed at what the French government says ‘battling radical Islam’. But the law is being criticised for discriminating against millions of Muslims living in France and risks fuelling Islamophobia further. What does this new legislation entail and what would it mean for the Muslims? Strait Talk’s …
 
Korea24 – 2021.07.30. (Friday) News Briefing: COVID-19 vaccinations for people in the 18 to 49 age group will begin on August 26, according to the state vaccine task force on Friday. Meanwhile, former Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl joined the main opposition People Power Party(PPP) on Friday, a month after declaring his presidential bid on June …
 
America’s pandemic-driven measures granting relief on mortgages and rent arrears will soon expire, and millions of people are in danger of losing their homes. The Netherlands’ history of slavery is often overlooked; a new exhibition goes to great lengths to confront it. And how Marmite’s love-it-or-hate-it reputation represents an unlikely marketin…
 
TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, July 30th:*) Syrian regime continues attack on DaraaSyrian regime forces are attacking Daraa in the south, trying to regain control of some areas from opposition groups. They're targeting populated areas with rockets and artillery fire, killing at least 15 Syrian civilians as regime soldiers reportedly defec…
 
This week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his final state of the nation. He’s been called the “vigilante president” for his handling of the illegal drug trade, and his treatment of dissenters. Today on Front Burner, veteran investigative journalist Sheila Coronel reflects on what his legacy might mean for the future of the Philippin…
 
This week Rich and Gaz are back with some absolute corkers of utter madness from planet earth.We now have a limit on headers in training sessions for UK footballers, Joe Biden explaining how he just been cleaned up before a press conference and Blue Tick Doctors coming out with some absolute gems of madness on Twitter. Plus much more from Planet cl…
 
The nation’s murder rate rose by almost 25 percent last year — the largest increase in at least 60 years. This year might be even worse. ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis reports on “The Great Regression.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. An earlier version of t…
 
RHYTHMS PRIMEVAL by Maya Mitra Das The verses of Maya Mitra Das plumb the alchemy of primeval moons and mist-wrapped mountains; delving deep into the realm of personal myth. Spanning the arc of ecstasy and despair, her poems explore the boundaries of human loneliness as well as the healing power of love. Poet and short story writer Maya Mitra Das w…
 
A supermarket chain is offering £1000 welcoming handshakes to new truck drivers - just one indication of the shortages in the haulage industry. The Road Haulage Association says that there is now a shortfall of 100,000 lorry drivers across the UK and other sectors of the economy are also finding it difficult to find workers, including in hospitalit…
 
MY FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL by Misty Long Surviving life is a challenge, but when you throw more your way than you can take. That's just whole other ball game... I yearned to be a therapist of some sort to help those who experience the struggles in life I have. I want to reach people on a personal level. I want to help people understand, they can get thr…
 
THE DARKNESS AT DAWN by Pamela Roberts Lee The year is 1600, and the place is a wild new land--at least it is for Pamela Roberts Lee's latest protagonist, a young Puritan convert. As he is adapting to the so-called New World, he must understand his new religion. All the while, he struggles to overcome his guilt for swearing to hide a thief's crime,…
 
According to some experts 100 percent of the chocolate we eat can be traced back to cocoa farms that use child labour. They estimate that there are something like 1.6m child labourers working in the cocoa farms of west Africa and as many as HALF Of them are slaves. Not modern day slavery, not some kind of soft slavery, but actual slavery. The cocoa…
 
Winning always feels good, even if being the only one left in the race does spoil the buzz a bit. So why was Brisbane the only city in contention to host the 2032 Olympics? And could it be that the rest of the world knows something Australia doesn't? Today on The Signal, we're often told that hosting the Olympics brings the host city fortune, fame …
 
ON SACRED GROUND by Diane M. Posson This author is a woman who is reflecting on her life, and realizing how she has been led by God in spite of her fears and weaknesses. She shares how she has been inspired by the many teachers in her life, her family, friends, experiences, and from the people she's met and served as a Hospice Chaplain for over 20 …
 
SOULS FROM MERCURY: CHAKRA MAGIC. EMPOWERING RELATIONSHIPS by Raju Ramanathan Charles Darwin pointed out that the future evolution of mankind cannot happen through the continuation of the "survival of fittest" ideology. It lies in the courage to stand up like the first animal did and move in a vertical dimension, whereas developing kindness, compas…
 
*) Residents flee as winds fan massive wildfire in southern TurkeyA massive forest fire in Turkey's Antalya has spread to the town of Manavgat, with at least one person reported dead.The town mayor said flames had spread as far as the town centre, where many buildings were being evacuated.Antalya Mayor Muhittin Bocek said the fire had started at fo…
 
The social-media behemoth revealed huge profits and stressed even bigger plans: to become an e-commerce giant and a hub for digital creators, and to pioneer something called the “metaverse”. After a bruising election, Peru has an inexperienced new president; matching policy to his hard-left platform will be a dangerous game. And the publisher tryin…
 
A year ago Johnny Khawand saw the home he grew up in ripped apart by the massive explosion in a chemical dump in the port of Beirut, Lebanon – one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history. For hours Johnny fought to save neighbours trapped in the rubble, seeing some die in front of him. Now, after months of restoration work, he’s coming back to…
 
How much does France’s anti-separatism bill really discriminate against law-abiding Muslims. Emmanuel Macron says it does exactly the opposite - that it will protect them and other French people from Islamic extremists. But as it inches closer to becoming law, critics say it will stigmatise ALL 8 million Muslims in France - removing religious freed…
 
A year ago Johnny Khawand saw the home he grew up in ripped apart by the massive explosion in a chemical dump in the port of Beirut, Lebanon – one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history. For hours Johnny fought to save neighbours trapped in the rubble, seeing some die in front of him. Now, after months of restoration work, he’s coming back to…
 
Haiti was the first Caribbean country to gain its independence after a successful revolt against slavery. But the country has been troubled ever since, suffering dictatorships, coups and natural disasters.Now its most recent president, Jovenel Moise, has been assassinated. His controversial rule was marred by the rise of gang violence, and protests…
 
Capitol police officers testified on Tuesday in the building they defended on January 6. Seamus Hughes, a former congressional investigator, explains whether their testimony will make a difference. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad …
 
In Sydney, the reminders keep coming that this outbreak is not like past outbreaks. The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the unsurprising announcement yesterday that the current lockdown would be extended for at least four more weeks, as daily case numbers of the Delta variant keep on rising. So has this outbreak gone so far that it's not possib…
 
On the eastern fringes of Europe, on the border with Belarus, Lithuania is building a 550 km-long razor-wire wall to stop a sudden flow of migrants into its country. And it’s the very speed with which this influx has happened that has led to accusations that Belarus’ President is using the migrants to keep himself in power and put pressure on the E…
 
Who defines who's Japanese? Identity and the Hafu people in Japan / Hardly seen: The plight of Cameroonian refugees in NigeriaMaking it against all odds: How a school in Croatia puts Roma kids on course for better lives /And: We'll survive: Why Bedouins in Egypt are confident their ancient traditions will survive despite Covid and Climate Change…
 
An international convention devised after the second world war is ill-suited to the refugee crises of today—and countries are increasingly unwilling to meet their obligations. Vancouver’s proposed response to a spate of drug overdoses is a sweeping decriminalisation; we ask whether the plan would work. And the bid to save a vanishingly rare “click …
 
*) Tunisia's biggest party ready for elections, warns against 'autocratic regime'Tunisia's biggest political party, Ennahda, is calling for dialogue after President Kais Saied sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament. Saied has been accused of launching a coup. But he says he's acting within Tunisia's constitution.The party's top official…
 
This is an important, revisionist account of the origins of the British Empire in Asia in the early modern period. In The Origins of the British Empire in Asia, 1600-1750 (Cambridge University Press, 2020), David Veevers uncovers a hidden world of transcultural interactions between servants of the English East India Company and the Asian communitie…
 
Many American Christians have come to understand their relationship to other Christian denominations and traditions through the lens of religious persecution. Jason Bruner's Imagining Persecution: Why American Christians Believe There Is a Global War Against Their Faith (Rutgers UP, 2021) provides a historical account of these developments, showing…
 
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