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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: 7/23/14

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More planes shot down over eastern Ukraine — military ones, and the separatists are taking credit this time. Also, an airline pilot offers a primer on flight safety. And why guinea pigs are catching on in New York - not as pets, but as dinner.

PRI's The World: 7/22/14

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Malaysian officials meet with pro-Russia rebels from Eastern Ukraine to receive the flight data recorders from the downed Malaysia airliner. Also, a Somali radio show that helps Somalis separated by conflict find their lost loved ones. And finally, we introduce you to a 7th century monk who documented the beginnings of the English language.

PRI's The World: 7/21/14

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We look at the unfolding investigation into the Malaysian Airlines tragedy, the accusations against Russia, and the uncertainty faced by the victims' families as they try to get answers. Also, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won the British Open golf tournament in commanding fashion over the weekend, but the one of the bigger stories is the rise of Chinese players. And, what ocean tides have to do with millions of Legos washing up on the beaches of Cornwall, England?

PRI's The World: 7/18/14

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We're following up on the disaster in eastern Ukraine where Russia-backed rebels are accused of shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, killing everyone on board. Also today, an update on Israel's ground invasion into Gaza. Plus, John Cleese tells us about his battles with the British tabloids and what it's like to be back on stage with the surviving members of the Monty Python cast. "What I like is the laughter," he says.

PRI's The World: 7/15/14

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PRI's The World is gathering information on the Malaysian airliner crash, and will bring you the latest news. Plus, what life is like in a war zone when a 5-hour humanitarian ceasefire is called? And, the US government broadcasts messages to kids in Central America urging them to stay home instead of coming north to cross the US border.

PRI's The World: 7/16/14

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Everything you always wanted to know about Gaza — and how the current crisis came to be. A British school principal tells her students that testing has got out of hand - and her message goes viral. And Canada's worm shortage: What happened to all the nightcrawlers?

PRI's The World: 7/15/14

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A high profile advocate for undocumented immigrants is detained by Border Patrol in Texas, while protestors face off in Arizona over the influx of underage migrants from Central America. Also, "Factory Man" chronicles the effects of globalization on the American furniture industry. Plus, the Church of England cuts down on devil talk in an effort to be more accessible.

PRI's The World: 7/14/14

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Israel's offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip puts one group of Israelis in a complicated position — those with Israeli citizenship but Palestinian heritage. Plus, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai lends her name and support to find the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Also today, we remember South African novelist and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer.

PRI's The World: 7/11/14

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Germaine Greer made a name for herself back in the 60s and 70s as a feminist writer. Her latest book is about her turn towards environmentalism, which started on a visit to Australia. Plus, an interview with a reporter in Honduras who's been looking at the violence there and the impact it's having on immigration to the United States. Also, Isidoro the Ocelot chooses this weekend's World Cup winner...and has a surprise, family-related announcement.

PRI's The World: 7/10/14

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There are allegations that the NSA has been snooping on Muslim-Americans in the United States ... meantime, ongoing revelations of US spying in Germany are ruffling US-German relations. Plus, doping in Major League Baseball and the journey from Belize to Miami, by way of many Latin American countries. And the ancient Greek version of kevlar — linen.