World News and International Headlines NPR world news, international art and culture, world business and financial markets, world economy, and global trends in health, science and technology. Subscribe to the World Story of the Day podcast and RSS feed.

NPRWorld

Many Stories, One World

A courier delivers goods at night on a street in Beijing in February. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

He Tried To Organize Workers In China's Gig Economy. Now He Faces 5 Years In Jail

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/984994360/986423556" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A health worker vaccinates a Buddhist monk sitting in front of a portrait of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck at a secondary school in Bhutan on March 27, the first day of the country's vaccination campaign. Less than two weeks later, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Upasana Dahal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Upasana Dahal/AFP via Getty Images

Lines form in front of a vaccination center Monday in Hamburg, Germany. Marcus Brandt/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Marcus Brandt/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images

Germany Is Expected To Centralize Its COVID-19 Response. Some Fear It May Be Too Late

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/986408031/986537261" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Heba Alrejleh and Radwan Jomaa with children Aya, 11, Lilian, 4, and Mohamed, 10. "The words 'to send us back to Syria' means to destroy our lives," says Jomaa. Sidsel Overgaard hide caption

toggle caption
Sidsel Overgaard

In Denmark, Fears Grow Among Syrian Asylum-Seekers As Residence Permits Are Revoked

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/983620732/986279843" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (second right) listens to head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi while visiting an exhibition of Iran's new nuclear achievements in Tehran on Saturday. Iranian Presidency Office via AP hide caption

toggle caption
Iranian Presidency Office via AP

The Honourable Artillery Company fire a gun salute at the Tower of London on Saturday to honor Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at age 99. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Chinese and U.S. table tennis players train together in April 1971 in Beijing. April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of what became known as pingpong diplomacy between the two nations. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
AFP via Getty Images

50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/985803697/986079375" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A scientist works on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus at the Croix-Rousse Hospital laboratory in Lyon, France, in January. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images

Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/985745837/985762573" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A mass rally is held in Pyongyang in January to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's election as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea. Kim has been unusually frank in comments about the country's problems in recent months. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jon Chol Jin/AP

Workers at Amazon's facility in Bessemer, Ala., held a historic vote on whether to form the company's first warehouse union. Bill Barrow/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Bill Barrow/AP

It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/982139494/985751325" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

As Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history. In 2015, he attended the Queen's Speech in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster. Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Great Britain's Prince Philip Dies At Age 99

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/526825742/985683459" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Cemetery workers wearing protective gear carry the coffin of a person who died from complications related to COVID-19 to a gravesite at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Andre Penner/AP