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Tuesday on The World, we bring you the amazing story of Nepal's child goddess. Nepali Hindus and Buddhists all worship this girl, known as a kumari, and we have an exclusive interview to share. Also Tuesday, why doesn't it make sense to intervene in Iraq but not in Syria. And what'd you do for the environment today? An Indiana game show tackles climate change.
In Baghdad fears of continued sectarian violence are mounting. We'll break down Iraq's now-stark sectarian lines. Plus, a reporter tells us about her conversations with Iraqi Army deserters in the north. Also on Tuesday, would the US and Iran really collaborate over Iraq? What are the signals? And, we check with our favorite World Cup prognosticator, Izzy the Ocelot.
There are reports of a massacre of Iraqi officials coming out of Tikrit. We'll check in on that. Plus we'll check in on the World Cup, where new technology was put to the test this weekend. And in California, a bug problem is being solved, with bugs.
The situation in Iraq got us to thinking, what are American vets thinking, seeing a lot of their blood, sweat and tears washed away as Islamic jihadi terrorists sweep to power in a wide swath of Iraq. So we asked them — and you'll want to hear what they say. Then, we check in on a man called the 'worst World Cup referee ever.' No, he didn't officiate the game Thursday night. Plus Izzy the ocelot makes his first pick in US versus Ghana.
We're looking at the situation in Iraq again. If you want to know who this ISIS organization is, we've got you covered. Plus, is the US to blame for the sectarian violence in Iraq? And how are environmental problems influencing the situation in Nigeria with Boko Haram.
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.