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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: 10/30/2014

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We speak with a nurse who has just finished her self-imposed 21-day quarantine after arriving back in the US. She had been working at a clinic in rural Liberia. Plus, American vets share their favorite words and phrases from their time of service. And, the German bicycle repair man who invented some of Coney Island's most iconic rides.

PRI's The World: 10/29/2014

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We focus on immigration — both in the United States and in Europe. First stop is Italy, where the government is considering shutting down its rescue operation for immigrants at sea. Closer to home — in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the clean-up job largely fell to undocumented immigrants. And what does a typeface say about a country? Find out about Sweden's "national font."

PRI's The World: 10/28/2014

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We look at Turkey's reluctance to join the fight against ISIS, and a TV documentary that examines how and why ISIS rose to power. Plus, a prominent online activist during the Arab Spring is now fighting for political asylum in Norway. And battlefield slang coined by British soldiers during their time in Afghanistan.

PRI's The World: 10/27/2014

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Laura Poitras spent a week in Hong Kong interviewing Edward Snowden before he sought temporary asylum in Russia. Those interviews are the focal point of Poitras' new documentary on the man some consider a hero, and others a traitor. Plus, Mexico's other border, the one with Guatemala. Heightened security along THAT border is causing headaches for people living more than 100 miles away. And, can a wedding dress designer help build a better Ebola HazMat suit?

PRI's The World: 10/24/2014

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How cell phone data could help track the next Ebola outbreak. Also, how Afghanistan's first and only astronaut ended up in space back in 1989. And, Happy Birthday Zambia! The African nation celebrates 50 years since independence today.

PRI's The World: 10/23/2014

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Canada is still reeling after a gunman opened fire in and around the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. Also, the Liberian woman behind an online campaign called "I am a Liberian, Not a Virus." Plus, flashy electric lights or traditional oil lamps? How to celebrate Diwali, the Hindi Festival of Lights

PRI's The World: 10/22/2014

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Dramatic scenes at the Canadian parliament building today as at least one or more gunmen opened fire. Plus, efforts are underway to create a cheap, reliable and fast Ebola test kit for use in the field. And, translating Charles Dickens into Spanglish.

PRI's The World: 10/21/2014

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An American ex-military man goes to fight with the Kurds against ISIS. Plus, in South Africa Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison, but may be eligible for parole in 10 months. Also, taking a ride with Haiti's ambulance service.

PRI's The World: 10/20/2014

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While Ebola panic flares in the US, a New York Times reporter finds resilience in her native Liberia. Plus, we'll have the latest from the Turkish border with Syria. And, "Eat your cauliflower!" A London-based chef could make you change your mind about this misunderstood vegetable.

PRI's The World: 10/17/2014

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Cuba's medical brigades and their contributions to the international response on Ebola. Plus, the story of a Sikh-American who has dealt with stigma and prejudice by engaging people with humor. And from the far north, how the people of Nunavut keep the polar bears at bay so their children can trick or treat on Halloween.