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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: 9/17/2014

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The Obama Administration sends US troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Plus, passengers in Pakistan chase a former government minister off a plane after his late arrival kept them waiting at the gate for hours. And a fashion designer who's making stunning patterns from images of cancer cells.

PRI's The World: 9/16/2014

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The US carries out airstrikes near Baghdad where a tense sectarian mood is emerging and where the "fear of the other is seeping even to the people you know." Also, a Ukrainian-American author writes about the Ukrainian community in Brighton Beach and muses on the relationships between those who left and those who stayed behind. Plus, the coffee maker that turned James Bond into a coffee snob.

PRI's The World: 9/15/2014

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A Minneapolis teen disappears and then surfaces in Syria. Her family fears she may have been recruited by militants. Also, a group of American doctors heads to the Ebola outbreak zone. And Grimms' fairy tales get a new English translation — darker, but also funnier.

PRI's The World: 9/12/2014

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How does the so-called "coalition" expect to tackle the ISIS threat and how exactly does ISIS recruit young Western women to their cause? Plus, a visit to a building in Venezuela that's been dubbed "the world's largest squat," and how the government is now trying to clear it out. And, a look at this weekend's New York dance-fest, Turntables on the Hudson.

PRI's The World: 9/11/2014

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13 years after the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11th, America once again braces for war. But President Obama says it's a different target and a different kind of war. This time, the target is the Islamic State — or ISIS — and the war, the President says, will involve targeted air strikes and very few boots on the ground. Plus, we'll take you to Libya, where the talk is of the second anniversary of the attacks on the US mission in Benghazi. And, a new UN study shows that the ozone layer may be healing itself, at least in part because the world came together years ago and decided to stop using aerosol sprays.

9/10/2014

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President Obama will outline his plans to combat the extremist group, ISIS. We'll assess ISIS's military capabilities. Also, we have the incredible story of the Green Prince. The son of a Hamas leader, he's recruited by Israeli intelligence to spy on his family and his own people. And, from Shanghai — Western actors who get cast as the "experts" in Chinese ads for everything from long underwear to milk powder.

PRI's The World: 9/09/2014

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We go to Baghdad to take the pulse of the Iraqi public ahead of Obama's speech tomorrow. The President is expected to outline a strategy to combat a militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. Also, selling Toyotas in Tripoli — militants love to retro-fit Toyota's pickup trucks as weapons of war, and dealers are bound by contract to refuse to sell to anybody who might "use the products to cause chaos." Plus, life in the Darien Gap — the one stretch that's missing from the Pan-American highway, which stretches from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.

PRI's The World: 9/8/2014

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An American convert to militant Islam now favors peace, but explains why young Muslims feel drawn to jihad. Also, we begin an occasional series on the joys and challenges of translation. Plus, we go behind the scenes of a popular Nigerian radio soap opera.

PRI's The World: 9/05/2014

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NATO's plans for deterring Russian aggression are on the battlefield — and online. Also, Israelis look across their border with Syria and see al Qaeda. And a Canadian DJ takes on Disney in a fight over mouse ears.

PRI's The World: 09/04/2014

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Thursday on The World, we look at why the Ebola crisis isn't getting a full crisis response. Also, how multiple foreign crises are putting American power to the test. And, why chess fans worldwide are focusing on St. Louis.