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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: 01/30/2015

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The South African government grants parole to the head of an apartheid-era covert hit squad. Plus, a visit to a Miami car shop where you can get a piston or a new windshield for your 1981 Lada; it may be the only shop in America specializing in parts for Soviet-era cars still running in Cuba. Also, a Kenyan marathon champion is banned from running for two years for doping. What will this mean for other top Kenyan runners?

PRI's The World: 01/29/2015

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The US ambassador to the UK is 44 and an audiophile, and he puts on house concerts with his favorite indie bands at the US embassy. He calls it "vinyl diplomacy." Also, Cubans in Miami satisfy their nostalgic yearnings for home at a shop that stocks Soviet-era foods. Plus, what will be Canada's official bird? The common loon is winning right now, but who knows if the snowy owl will pull ahead?

PRI's The World: 01/28/2015

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Jordan offers to swap an imprisoned Iraqi woman for a Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS. Kurdish troops handed ISIS its first major defeat in Syria, but does that mean much in the broader war? And a celebrated matzo bakery on New York's Lower East side prepares to move, but it leaves a lot of memories behind.

PRI's The World: 01/27/2015

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. World leaders, religious figures and survivors are marking the occasion at a solemn ceremony outside the gates of the former Nazi concentration camp. We'll hear the stories of two survivors. Also, a Russian spy is arrested in New York City, and the best chocolate chip cookie in the world is apparently made by Mexican-Americans in Brooklyn.

PRI's The World: 01/26/2015

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What's going on in Greece? A left-wing anti-austerity party has come to power, and that could mean big changes for both the Greek economy and Europe at large. We also remember Egyptian-born Greek pop singer Demis Roussos, while Saudi and Yemeni students on US campuses talk to us about big changes back home. And an underwater photographer tells us the story of his explosive encounter with a sperm whale.

PRI's The World: 01/23/2015

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We're following two big global stories today: the transition in Saudi Arabia and the political upheaval in next-door Yemen. There are big US security interests at stake in both places. Plus, SkyMall declares bankruptcy and we look at Brooklyn's Dancehall scene.

PRI's The World: 01/22/2015

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We continue our look at Cuba immigration policy and meet recently arrived Cubans who tell us about their first days in America. Also, Saudi Arabia may be the only country where women can't drive, but there are other places where it's forbidden, including here in the US. We heard from one woman who learned to drive after leaving a Hasidic community in New York. Plus, a café where you can spend time with cats.

PRI's The World: 01/21/2015

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A high-level US delegation is in Cuba for talks. At the same time, a Russian spy ship is docked in a Havana harbor. Following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night, we try to figure out what the next steps will be in the US-Cuba relationship, and where Russia fits in the equation. Also, we look at America's special immigration policy toward Cuba; it's known as wet-foot/dry-foot. A Miami lifeguard and a Cuban American exile help explain it to us. And, Translators without Borders is working to translate essential medical information into as many local African languages as possible.

PRI's The World: 01/20/2015

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President Barack Obama speaks to Congress and the nation tonight. The World goes deep today into the foreign policy issues that the president is likely to raise in his State of the Union address: from ISIS and threats to national security, to the Administration's immigration policy and Cuba. The World newsroom will be live-tweeting global context to the State of the Union, using the hashtag #worldwatches.

PRI's The World: 01/19/2015

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Leaders in Europe meet in Brussels to coordinate responses to violence in France and Belgium. Also, we talk to the creative minds behind a new podcast called "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim." And a new film explores the issue of identity among African immigrants in the US.