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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: 4/24/14

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A year ago Thursday, the Rana Plaza garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh killing more than 1,000 workers. We make the connections between the clothes we wear, and the people who make them for us. Also, the U-2 spy plane is still in service and going strong. But it might not be if the latest Pentagon budget is approved. Plus, cops in Nairobi, Kenya strap on roller skates to chase down criminals.

PRI's The World: 4/23/14

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The Obama Administration has made a big deal out of shifting America's focus away from Europe, and toward the Pacific. But as the president begins an Asia tour, it's Ukraine and Russia that are hogging the attention. We'll also have a profile of Russia's answer to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. And, following the recent deaths of more than a dozen Sherpas on Mount Everest, many Sherpas working at base camp want to cancel the rest of the climbing season.

PRI's The World: 4/22/14

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Vice President Joe Biden was in Ukraine on Tuesday where he pledged millions in aid and took a few diplomatic swipes at Russia. Also, on this Earth Day, we check in on a recent report detailing the threats faced by environmental activists across the globe. And 50-years-ago today, the World's Fair opened in Queens, New York. It was a landmark event because it introduced America to the wonder that is the Belgian waffle.

PRI's The World: 4/21/14

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The Boston Marathon was Monday, and it seemingly went off without a hitch, despite much stepped up security. Meanwhile, we're also looking back at last year's marathon, marred by a deadly bombing. Our own Andrea Crossan found her own connection to the bombing. Plus, we visit India and the Janani Express, which takes women in one province to the hospital, cutting maternal mortality rates along the way.

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.