The World This Week

August 2020
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Season 2020, Episode 31

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A catastrophe for a nation already in crisis: Lebanon reels from a massive Beirut blast. Domestic tourists return to Bali, despite thousands of new COVID cases. Splash down as SpaceX brings NASA astronauts back to earth.
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Season 2020, Episode 30

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Beverley O'Connor presents the week's best international stories from an Australian perspective, as seen by ABC News reporters posted in Europe, North America, China, the Middle East, North Asia, South Asia and the Pacific.
July 2020
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Season 2020, Episode 29

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Another turbulent week as the pandemic continues to worsen across the globe. A new low in US/China diplomatic relations as Washington orders the closure of China's consulate in Houston. Concerns over Kanye West's wellbeing.
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Season 2020, Episode 28

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US cases of COVID surge, infecting tens of thousands a day including an ABC Correspondent. Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to charges she recruited girls for Jeffrey Epstein. Banksy targets the politics of face-masks.
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Season 2020, Episode 27

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The week's top international stories including China's furious response after Australia offers a lifeline to some Hong Kongers plus Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro the latest world leader to test positive for coronavirus.
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Season 2020, Episode 26

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Beverley O'Connor looks at the week's top international stories including a plague of locusts hits New Delhi, Hong Kongers consider their future plus meet the shadowy network of armed extremists in the US known as Boogaloo.
June 2020
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Season 2020, Episode 25

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Alarm over the rising number of coronavirus cases in the US, as lockdown measures ease. A stabbing rampage in the UK declared a terrorist attack. Plus World #1 Novak Djokovic catches COVID-19 at his own tennis tournament.
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Season 2020, Episode 24

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Beverley O'Connor looks at the top international stories including an old drug the latest weapon in the fight against Coronavirus, India and China square off in the Himalayas plus tributes to war-time singer Dame Vera Lynn.
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Season 2020, Episode 23

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Beverley O'Connor looks back on the week's major international news stories including the funeral of George Floyd, the plight of Jakarta's forgotten horses plus New Zealanders celebrate their freedom from social distancing.
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Season 2020, Episode 22

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From the streets of Minneapolis to the White House - how is the US responding to the death of George Floyd? Mumbai's hospital system overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, plus two NASA astronauts hitch a ride on SpaceX rocket.
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