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Each weekday, The World guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda. The result is an award-winning hour of breaking news, in-depth features, hard-hitting commentaries and thought-provoking interviews found nowhere else in U.S. news coverage. The World is international news for an American audience.

PRI's The World: 03/02/2015

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We'll take a peak inside the newly reopened Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. It's been closed for 12 years, following looting that took place after the US invasion. Plus, we'll hear how some Israelis are viewing Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to the US, and why some Italians are getting tired of politicians using too much English.

PRI's The World: 02/27/2015

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There's an update on the search for those 43 missing students in Mexico. We'll also hear an essay from a Mexican student who was raised in Denver but is back in Mexico for college. He talks about what it's like to be openly gay there. We've also got the story of a new, and very dangerous drug that's caught on in Russia. It's known as "The Spice," and the main ingredient is, believe it or not, bath salts. And we'll say farewell to Leonard Nimoy, who inspired millions as the logical — and different —character of Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek.'

PRI's The World: 02/26/2015

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Today, we'll tell you more about "Jihadi John," the masked man who's been seen in numerous ISIS assassination videos. Now, officials in Britain think they've identified him as Mohammed Emwazi from London. Then, a Libyan in New York City has set up something called "Benghazi Skype School" to bring some level of instruction to kids in Benghazi, who haven't been able to attend classes now for months. And we'll hear about the push to ensure Sanskrit remains a living language.

PRI's The World: 02/25/2015

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Who would feel the pinch if Homeland Security funding is frozen? We ask a former department official. And we look at the future of energy in the US — beyond the Keystone Pipeline debate. Also, let us tell you about an American chef who entered Italy's top pizza competition took home the top prize.

PRI's The World: 02/24/2015

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In northern Syria, dozens of Christians have been abducted by ISIS. We'll find out more about these Christian communities, and why they're being targeted by Islamic militants. Plus, Parisians have been wondering why drones are flying around some of the city's most famous monuments. No one seems to know who is piloting them, or why. And remember the Datsun Z-car? The man behind it died recently at the age of 105. We'll find out more about the life and work of Yutaka Katayama.

PRI's The World: 02/23/2015

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A primary goal for the European Union is to keep Greece from leaving the Euro, but one scholar argues it's not Greece that should leave, but Germany. Also, we get a Mexican reaction to Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar win for "Birdman." Plus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster: an object of worship for a small church in German leader Angela Merkel's hometown.

PRI's The World: 02/20/2015

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Video journalist Mona El-Naggar tells us the story of a young Egyptian who went from a normal middle-class life near Cairo to fighting with ISIS in Syria. Venezuela accuses the mayor of its capital, Caracas, of plotting a coup together with the US. Plus, a unique Carnival celebration in Panama features devils who run around armed with whips.

PRI's The World: 02/19/2015

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Today we learn some of the many ways that extremist recruiters are reaching out to Muslim Americans — and about the efforts to counter that recruitment drive. Later we'll hear how a massive new canal between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans could transform the huge lake in the middle of Nicaragua. Plus, a young woman in Britain signs up for a one-way ticket to Mars.

PRI's The World: 02/18/2015

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Today we hear more about the efforts to counter ISIS' extremist message. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is trying — and succeeding, it seems — to outmaneuver his Western rivals in the struggle over Ukraine. Plus, Chinese shoppers are busy buying imported fruit to celebrate the lunar New Year in Shanghai.

PRI's The World: 02/17/2015

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Both sides in eastern Ukraine seem to be ignoring their ceasefire deal. Plus, we'll hear why the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is barring Iranian students from some of its graduate programs. Then, regular contributor Deepak Singh remembers learning all about America while working at RadioShack.