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Healthcare after Maria, Southeast Asia's criminal underground, planting Lebanese cedar trees

Healthcare and recovery in Puerto Rico: We look into the long-term effects from Hurricane Maria on the health of some people on the island. Also, Southeast Asia's organized crime underworld. And, planting Lebanese cedar trees in the US in places named Lebanon.

Healthcare after Maria, Southeast Asia's criminal underground, planting Lebanese cedar trees

A year after Maria, the global spotlight on Kavanaugh, Northern Ireland's Snow Patrol

Is Puerto Rico any better prepared for a storm than it was last September when Hurricane Maria hit? And, why the rest of the globe is paying attention to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the sexual assault allegations against him. Plus, we hear from the frontman for the Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol about his struggles with depression, anxiety and sobriety.

A year after Maria, the global spotlight on Kavanaugh, Northern Ireland's Snow Patrol

Trump's trade policies, Detroit's Packard plant and a year later in Mexico City

Are you pro-tariffs or for free trade? We hear from two perspectives on President Donald Trump's trade policies. Plus, an update on one of Detroit's most iconic urban ruins, which was bought by a Spanish developer. And, a report from Mexico City one year since a major earthquake hit the city.

Trump's trade policies, Detroit's Packard plant and a year later in Mexico City

Capping the number of refugees, immigrants spur growth in Detroit, what happened to Fan Bingbing?

The Trump administration plans to cap the number of refugees admitted to the US. Meanwhile, the city of Detroit is laying out the welcome mat for immigrants — including refugees — so they can help support the city's economic revival. Plus, what's happened to one of China's most popular movie actresses.

Capping the number of refugees, immigrants spur growth in Detroit, what happened to Fan Bingbing?

Life in Idlib, Florence, Manghkut and climate change, @Sweden is retired

Nearly three million people are living in Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria. And as Hurricane Florence dumped historic rain in North Carolina, Typhoon Mangkhut roared through the Philippines, but there's a link between climate change and these kinds of major storms. Plus, Glasgow University has announced a program of "reparative justice" after a year-long study discovered that the university benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in donations from the profits of slavery.

Life in Idlib, Florence, Manghkut and climate change, @Sweden is retired

Paul Manafort takes a deal, making change in Afghanistan through film, can the free world survive?

Paul Manafort's plea deal. Also, an Afghan filmmaker uses the power of the camera to stand up for women's rights. Plus, the future of the free world — can it survive?

Paul Manafort takes a deal, making change in Afghanistan through film, can the free world survive?

Bracing for the storm, transferring FEMA funds to ICE, plastic surgery in Afghanistan

While the Carolinas prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, millions of people on the other side of the planet are bracing themselves for a potentially deadly typhoon expected to make landfall in the Philippines. Also, millions of dollars in federal funds have been diverted from FEMA to ICE. And, it is becoming more popular to undergo plastic surgery in Afghanistan, but the reasons might come as a real surprise.

Bracing for the storm, transferring FEMA funds to ICE, plastic surgery in Afghanistan

Global Climate Summit, climate change first-hand in Somaliland, Afghanistan's fashion warriors

The Global Climate Action Summit kicks off in California on Wednesday. Host Marco Werman speaks with The World's Carolyn Beeler, who is at the summit in San Francisco. We also learn more about one particular part of the globe that's already being hit hard by climate change — Somaliland. Plus, we continue our week-long series on Afghanistan and the lives of women there. Wednesday, The World's Shirin Jaafari brings us a story that focuses on Afghan fashion.

Global Climate Summit, climate change first-hand in Somaliland, Afghanistan's fashion warriors

Hope and education in Kabul, Chinese history in Arkansas and peace in the Horn of Africa

We start with the latest from our series of stories from Afghanistan, where the American University in Kabul has become a symbol of hope for many young Afghans. But there are dangers for those studying there. Plus, we look at the history and tradition of authentic Chinese cuisine in Arkansas. And, is there finally peace in the Horn of Africa?

Hope and education in Kabul, Chinese history in Arkansas and peace in the Horn of Africa

Identity conversations in Japan, a midwife in Afghanistan and a Palestinian running for ma...

The historic win and controversial game at the women's US Open has sparked conversations about identity in Japan. Plus, a new series about the lives of women in Afghanistan. Also, today we meet a midwife who once dressed up as a man so she could take a neighbor to the hospital. Finally, digitizing lost letters from 17th and 18th century.

Identity conversations in Japan, a midwife in Afghanistan and a Palestinian running for ma...

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