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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: 04/24/2015

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The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean: What's driving people to flee, and how could a European Union plan stem the flow of would-be refugees? Also, it's been two years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. We find out how some of the survivors are faring. There's also another anniversary today, though a much lighter one. Forty years ago "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" hit the silver screen.

PRI's The World: 04/23/2015

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The White House says two aid workers — one American, one Italian — were accidentally killed in a drone strike against al-Qaeda in January. We'll hear more about the American aid worker, Warren Weinstein, from a friend and former colleague. Plus, a Syrian filmmaker tells us about his cousin, a farmer who was forced to join President Bashar al-Assad's army. We'll also visit the University of Texas, El Paso where the student body is 80 percent Latino, but its buildings are 100 percent Bhutanese.

PRI's The World: 04/22/2015

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Saudi Arabia has resumed air strikes on Yemen, just hours after saying its bombing campaign was over. We'll get the reaction from a Yemeni human rights worker who's currently stuck in London. Also, why are scientists using hockey to track climate change? Plus, Norway is getting rid of FM radio. What are they thinking? Don't touch that dial...

PRI's The World: 04/21/2015

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European nations react to migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Just this week, an estimated 800 people died when a boat they were crammed into capsized off Libya. We'll hear a first-hand account from one Eritrean man who undertook a similar, terrifying trip. Plus, in a preview of a documentary on PBS Frontline, it's an investigation into the life of an American who played a key role in planning of the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. Later we'll hear about the passion behind the creators of the hashtag "#100sareepact." Their commitment to wearing traditional saris twice a week has become a social media phenomenon in India.

PRI's The World: 04/20/2015

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In the two years since the Boston marathon bombings, towns and cities across the US have been reassessing what it takes to keep their citizens safe. We'll find out about security measures we see and CAN'T see. We'll also drop in on the marathon finish line to find out what spectators make of enhanced security measures. Plus, a young Pakistani man gave up his job in corporate law to dedicate his life to leading a citizen's movement against terrorism. He has received death threats from the Taliban and has to keep on the move for this own safety. He'll tell us why he's touring US colleges and universities. We'll also hear from Jason Motlagh about the tasty treats from Cuba's Coppelia ice cream shop in Havana.

PRI's The World: 04/17/2015

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We head first to the Mediterranean to get the latest on a series of incidents this week involving migrants from the Middle East and North Africa trying to reach Europe. We also go to South Africa, where migrants from other sub-Saharan African countries have faced increased violence in recent days. Plus, there's plenty of great music in the show, including Tal National, an ensemble from Niger, and we play some wake-up music for astronauts.

PRI's The World: 04/16/2015

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Today marks a self-imposed deadline for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to be Ebola-free. New cases are still cropping up, but the number of new infections has been dramatically reduced. Also, what questions did Russian President Vladimir Putin avoid answering during his marathon call-in program today? Plus, a Minnesota town called "America's Little Sweden" was recently forced to drop the umlaut from its name on the highway sign into town, but the governor ordered the umlaut be restored.

PRI's The World: 04/15/2015

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We take a global look at pay equity for female managers and CEOs, and also see how Finland manages its prison population — without locks and bars. Plus, survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing still hear the explosions ringing in their ears two years later — literally.

PRI's The World: 04/14/2015

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Today, we head to Nigeria where rallies are being held in major cities, marking the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram. We'll speak with one of the organizers of the original Bring Back Our Girls campaign. Plus, there's a long history of fusion cuisine along a part of the US-Mexican border — but it's not what you think: Lisa Morehouse brings us a story on Chinese food with Mexican flavors. Plus, the famous US Navy flying team, the Blue Angels, have a new pilot. We have HER story.

PRI's The World: 04/13/2015

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In China, the detention of five women's rights activists has become something of a cause célèbre for American politicians, including Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Today, all five were released. Also, the pope made news over the weekend when he marked the 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks — "the first genocide of the 20th century." And Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made a splash in Armenia too; and we speak with a reporter who is following them around the country.