Topic 1 How WHO Could Deal with Future Pandemics
Officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are negotiating new rules for dealing with pandemics.
Topic 2 Sweden Close to Becoming 'Smoke Free' Country
Sweden is getting close to becoming the first “smoke-free” country in the European Union (EU).
Topic 3 Food Prices Fall on World Markets but not for Most People
The global market prices of grains, vegetable, milk-based and other agricultural products have been falling.
Topic 4 83-year-old Hopes to Run Olympic ‘Marathon for All’ in Paris
At age 83, Barbara Humbert dreams of taking part in next year's 'Marathon for All’ race at the Paris Olympic Games.
Topic 5 Study: About Half of World’s Lakes Are Shrinking
A new study has found that more than half of the world’s lakes have shrunk since the 1990s.
Topic 6 Many Missing after Strong Storm Hits Western Myanmar, Bangladesh
Damage to roads and bridges is delaying rescue efforts in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after a powerful ocean storm struck Sunday.
Topic 7 Teacher Aims to Improve Japan’s Smile
In one of Keiko Kawano's recent classes, more than 10 Tokyo art school students held mirrors to their faces.
Topic 8 Report: 25 Percent of Jobs Will Change in the Next Five Years
A new study has found that about 25 percent of jobs are going to change in the next five years.
Topic 9 Top US Government Doctor Declares Loneliness a Big Health Problem
America’s top spokesperson on public health, the U.S. surgeon general, recently said loneliness is as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Topic 10 UN Agency: Dangerous Temperature Increase ‘More Likely Than Not’
The United Nations’ weather agency reports that world temperatures are likely to reach dangerous levels within the next five years.
Topic 11 US Lawmakers Seek to Fill Labor Shortage with Children
A report from a policy group in Washington, D.C., says lawmakers in at least 10 states have proposed easing child labor laws over the last two years.
Topic 12 Company Tests Paying Coffee Farmers Who Grow Sustainably
The food and drink company Nestle says it is testing a plan to give money to farmers who grow coffee beans sustainably.
Topic 13 Zimbabwe Rugby Teams Help Keep Girls off Street
Rugby is often played in the wealthy areas outside of Zimbabwe’s major cities.
Topic 14 Report: War in Ukraine Worsens Climate Crisis
The war in Ukraine is worsening the climate crisis, a new report says.
Topic 15 US Says Migrant Numbers Unexpectedly Fell in Recent Days
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden says the number of migrants crossing the southern U.S. border with Mexico has unexpectedly fallen.
Topic 16 Young Indians without Jobs Miss out on Growing Economy
Recent studies say India is soon to be the most populous country in the world, with about 1.4 billion people.
Topic 17 Farmers in Kansas Give Up on Wheat after Drought, Cold
The midwestern U.S. state of Kansas is one of the country’s top grain-producing states.
Topic 18 Wildfires Burning Across Canada Also Affecting the US Northeast
Forest fires continued to burn in several areas of Canada on Thursday affecting the northeastern United States as well.
Topic 19 UN Says 110 Million Now Displaced Worldwide
The United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, says more people have been displaced from their homes than ever before.
Topic 20 Relatives Want Custody of 4 Who Survived Plane Crash in Amazon
Four native children survived a plane crash and 40 days alone in the Amazon rainforest in Colombia.