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From Tikrit to Mosul, the terrorists in the ISIS organization are seizing territory and forcing the Iraqi military out. We'll check in with eye witnesses on the ground about what they're seeing. Meanwhile, in Europe, taxi drivers are protesting the ride-sharing service Uber. And we look at where the language of soccer comes from.
The situation in Iraq took a turn this week, as the country's second-largest city, Mosul, was overtaken by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists. At the same time, though, a former US soldier is returning to Iraq on a new mission: to help restore the country's wetlands. Plus we look at the influx of child immigrants pouring over the US border.
It's a beautiful show about the Beautiful Game. Today's episode is all about soccer in advance of this week's start of the World Cup in Brazil. We'll look at the state of affairs in Brazil. Will the country be ready? And we head to Canada, where a Muslim woman is finally able to play soccer while also wearing her head cover. And we check in with three Englishmen who walked 1966 kilometers to the World Cup. Spoiler: They added a dog along the way.
It's D-Day, the 70th anniversary of allied landings in northern France, the beginning of the end of Nazi-occupied Europe. We'll take a look at the deception that made the invasion a success, and we'll introduce you to a Massachusetts D-Day veteran who brings history to life for school children. Plus we go to India, where another gang rape and murder has elicited a more muted response. And a touching moment from our host, Marco Werman.
It's been 70 years since Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. We revisit the Soviet role in World War II and ask how D-Day is remembered in Moscow, if at all. Also, anti-fracking protesters in the UK have carried out a political stunt outside the prime minister's country house - turning up in hard hats and sealing off the house with security fencing. Plus, Americans make the daily commute from Mexico to the US.
It's been 25 years since the massacre in Tiananmen Square. We hear from a student protester and from a young Chinese woman who doesn't remember it. Also, we look back at the history of POWs and prisoner exchanges. And we take a ahead to the upcoming selection of Israel's next president. It's a largely ceremonial post, but the competition's fierce.