The World This Week

Season 2020
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Season 2020, Episode 50

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A dark COVID Christmas looms with lockdowns in Europe, surging cases in Japan and many US hospitals on the brink. Plus former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer set to return to Australia to face sexual abuse charges.
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Season 2020, Episode 49

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A mass program of COVID-19 jabs begin in the UK as China starts exporting its own vaccine. The Royal Commission into the Christchurch massacre details multiple failings by New Zealand police and security agencies.
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Season 2020, Episode 48

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The UK to begin mass immunisations within days after COVID vaccine approved. Australia's relationship with China sinks to a new low. NZ authorities lay charges over the White Island volcanic eruption which killed 22 people.
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Season 2020, Episode 47

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Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert freed from an Iranian jail as part of a prisoner exchange. Leaders of Thailand's youth protest movement could face up to 15 years jail. The world mourns football great Diego Maradona.
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Season 2020, Episode 46

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Japan and Australia tighten defence ties while Beijing threatens to retaliate. Bangkok protestors take shelter as police fire tear gas and water cannon. Promising results from two vaccine trials but COVID surges in the US.
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Season 2020, Episode 45

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Joe Biden prepares to take over the White House. Donald Trump refuses to concede and will fight the election result in the courts. Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers resign en masse after Beijing moves to quash dissent.
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Season 2020, Episode 44

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American voters turn out in record numbers for the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump's team launches legal actions claiming widespread fraud. Austria on edge after a deadly terror attack strikes the capital Vienna.
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Season 2020, Episode 43

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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.
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Season 2020, Episode 42

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The final showdown: President Trump takes on Joe Biden in the last debate before the election. Healthy volunteers lining up to be infected with COVID-19. Plus British comedian Bill Bailey shares his secrets of a happy life.
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Season 2020, Episode 41

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Early voting underway in the US as Donald Trump and Joe Biden hit the campaign trail. A British judge retires to consider the fate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Peru's Machu Picchu opens for just one Japanese tourist.
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