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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: 4/18/14

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Talks in Geneva may provide a peaceful way forward between Ukraine and Russia, but not everyone thinks very much of the process. Plus, an Uzbek novelist reflects on the influence that the late Gabriel Garcia Marquez had on his own work. And yes, the penguin dance in Saudi Arabia. Really, need we say more?

PRI's The World: 4/17/14

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Turmoil continues in eastern Ukraine, while Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual live phone-in. Plus, the search-and-rescue effort for the sunken South Korean passenger ferry is under way. And, the story of one of Finland's most famous artists and how his homoerotic sketches will be on a series of stamps.

PRI's The World: 4/16/14

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The crisis over eastern Ukraine ratchets up another notch as separatists hoist Russian flags on Ukrainian army vehicles there. And, we'll learn about a folk song that's become an anthem of pro-Western demonstrators in Kiev. Plus, we go inside a renowned Saudi terrorist rehabilitation center where "beneficiaries" learn that "only the Prince has the power to declare Jihad."

PRI's The World: 4/15/14

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Tuesday's edition of The World was hosted live from the Boston Common, close to the Marathon finish line, to examine the impact of the Boston Marathon bombings one year on. Throughout this special edition of The World, host Marco Werman presents the voices of Bostonians - and visitors from around the globe - addressing security, vulnerability and Boston's sense of community in a post-9/11 world.

PRI's The World: 4/14/14

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The crisis in Ukraine continues to intensify. We ask just how worried we should be about war breaking out. Plus, the latest UN climate report is an urgent call to action - we'll hear from one of the authors. Also, the language of pregnancy around the globe. What do the words and their meanings tell us about different cultures and their approach to pregnancy?

PRI's The World: 4/11/14

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In Ukraine, pro-Russia protesters are demanding independence for eastern Ukraine, and they're settling in for a long standoff. Then we head to San Francisco where a young immigrant is taking to the streets to protest the lack of action of immigration reform. Plus, The World's journalist Sonia Narang becomes the first member of her family to return to Pakistan after her parents and grandparents fled more than 60 years ago.

PRI's The World: 4/10/14

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India has nearly 800 million eligible voters in the elections that are getting under way. And many of them will be first-time voters. Also, the story of a small plane that went missing in Russia, for nearly a year. Plus, collecting the autographs of world leaders.

PRI's The World: 4/09/14

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The World's Joyce Hackel reconnects with a family she met in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. Also, authorities in China go after corrupt officials and, anti-corruption activists. And, a New York lawyer opens a food stall - selling her Greek grandmother's spinach pies.

PRI's The World: 4/08/14

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The Oscar Pistorius trial continued in South Africa Tuesday, with the accused on the stand. How is Pistorius faring in the South African court of opinion? Also, the view from Ukrainians on whether to break away from the country and join Russia or remain part of Ukraine. And, the story of a toy that was supposed to help revolutionize the way people in developing countries light their homes.

PRI's The World: 4/07/14

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A week of mourning and remembrance has begun in Rwanda to mark 20 years since the start of the genocide that claimed the lives of more than one million. Plus, Indians go to the polls today, the beginning of five weeks of voting. And, we invite listeners to send us their favorite lullabies, as part of our ongoing Ninth Month series looking at pregnancy around the world.