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The Olympic opening ceremony lights up tonight in Rio. We delve into the dirty, smelly history of Olympics past. Also, we head to Germany, where a new mobile phone app helps refugees navigate the country's complicated bureaucracy. And then we talk Apple's new gender-neutral emojis.
The 2016 Summer Olympics gets underway on Friday. We check on the mood in Rio, and hear about all the residents there who were evicted from their homes to make way for Olympic venues. We also learn about an effort to protect grizzly bears in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest. And, we meet a depressed egg cartoon character that's captured hearts and minds in Japan, and beyond.
Today we take a look at how to understand the failed coup in Turkey and why it's so important to US Middle East policy. Plus, it took bad weather and 20 years to save Canada's Great Bear Rainforest. And Netflix doubles down on a Norwegian show — about knitting.
The political and economic crises in Venezuela mean that many families are having a hard time putting food on the table. Plus, an Olympic swimmer from Syria who only a few months ago was a refugee navigating the waters between the Middle East and Europe. Also, should active US servicemen and women be allowed to weigh in publicly on the upcoming presidential election?
Today, we're looking forward to the Olympic Games, which start Friday in Rio. We get an update from Brazil on the final preparations. We also introduce you to a traditional Brazilian stew that's getting a vegan makeover. Plus, an American surgeon who's just returned from Syria shares stories of hope and humor amid the grim reality of war.
Hillary Clinton makes history as the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party. We get reaction from women in different parts of the globe. Also, can you guess the last time a secretary of state became president? Plus, get a taste of the type of Brazilian music we're likely to hear from the Olympic games.