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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:8/20/2014

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Remembering journalist James Foley. The FBI says it believes that a web video published by the Islamic State purporting to show the execution of kidnapped journalist James Foley is, in fact, real. Plus, part two in our story of an undocumented Salvadoran couple living in Baltimore who have been trying to get their kids to the United States. And we look back on the life of an Indian yoga guru who helped introduce the practice to an American audience.

PRI's The World: 8/19/2014

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Tweeting tear gas tips — residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000 on a coyote to help their kids get to Baltimore. And dating across cultures — what happens when Russians and Americans mix over a candlelit dinner?

PRI's The World: 8/18/2014

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We go on the ground in Monrovia where an Ebola treatment center in Liberia's capital was attacked and looted over the weekend. Also, we're getting word that Iraqi military forces have retaken an important dam near Mosul. We'll hear from an Iraqi civil engineer who knows the history of the dam and its strategic importance. Plus, locals on Scotland's Isle of Coll are trying to decide whether they'd like to have cell service on the island or not.

PRI's The World: 08/15/2014

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Many are wondering whether the lack of diversity on the Ferguson police force in Missouri has played a role in the recent violence there. We speak with Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief for The Daily Beast, about whether French police forces are any more diverse, and whether such diversity even makes much of a difference. And speaking of diversity on police forces, we meet the first and only Kurdish cop in Nashville, Tennessee. Plus, a photographer travels the globe to get the perfect shark photo.

PRI's The World: 08/14/14

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There's been a fourth night of clashes between protesters in the town of Ferguson, Missouri and local police. There are quite a few reporters from foreign news outlets on the ground in Ferguson. We'll touch base with them to see how they're covering events in Missouri, and how the situation compares to what they've seen in their home countries. Also, the bifurcated life of writer Claire Hajaj. Her mother is Israeli — her father is Palestinian. The recent conflict in Gaza has split her family between support for Israel, and support for the Palestinians.

PRI's The World: 08/13/14

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We head to Gaza and find out how Palestinians are feeling ahead of a 72 hour cease-fire that's due to expire on Wednesday. And, you'll hear about the anti-Israel song that Israelis are, strangely enough, dancing to in the nightclubs. Also, how Crimea's recent annexation by Russia is changing tourism there.

PRI's The World: 8/12/2014

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"Good Morning, Vietnam...." and farewell, Robin Williams. Fond remembrances have been pouring in from all over the world, especially from US service personnel. During his career, Williams performed at many USO events overseas. We'll tap into our community of veterans to hear from some who remember those shows and Williams. Also, we head to the ground in northern Iraq to hear from a photojournalist who's embedded with Kurdish fighters. Plus, it's summer and that means vacation. Some people like National Parks — others the Eiffel Tower — and others come from thousands of miles away to visit Superfund sites in New York City.

PRI's The World: 08/11/2014

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Could Islamic militants in Iraq threaten Americans? Maybe. Also, a family checks in on their deserted Israeli community along the Gaza border. And, the Texas no man’s land known as 'North Mexico.'

PRI's The World: 8/08/2014

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US air strikes in Iraq announced today. Also, Israeli airstrikes have resumed in Gaza after a 72 hour cease-fire came to an end. Plus, a look back to the resignation of Richard Nixon 40 years ago — how did the world respond when Nixon stepped down? And did the US pay compensation to the families of Yemenis killed in a drone strike?

PRI's The World: 8/07/2014

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With a ceasefire holding — but due to expire tomorrow morning — we go inside the Gaza strip, where residents are accessing the damage after almost a solid month of intense bombardment. Also, some Israelis question their military's doctrine, which instructs soldiers to fire heavily if an Israeli soldier is taken captive by the enemy — even at the risk of killing the captive soldier. Plus, a graphic artist returns from Dubai, where she's seen the squalid conditions many foreign workers working for Western interests face.