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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: 8/1/2014

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It was depressingly, but not unexpectedly, brief; a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire falls apart within hours in Gaza. Also, a Ugandan court strikes down the country's anti-homosexuality law on technical grounds. Plus, Native Americans take exceptions to the rich and famous wearing head dresses. Yep, they're looking at you, Pharrell.

PRI's The World: 7/31/2014

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The Ebola outbreak continues to worsen in West Africa. Should you be concerned about it reaching the US? Plus, is Israel's military campaign in Gaza changing the attitudes of American Jews toward Israel? Also, a local story with global connections. A popular supermarket chain here in New England was founded by a Greek immigrant. It still caters to and employs a large number of immigrants, but now a highly unusual labor dispute threatens the chain's existence.

PRI's The World: 07/30/14

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We meet two friends – one a Palestinian, the other an Israeli. They both live in Jerusalem, but across the divide. Also, massive mysterious sinkholes appear in Siberia. And Turkey's deputy prime minister says women shouldn't laugh in public. Turkish women respond with a social media campaign of smiles.

PRI's The World: 7/29/14

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How Iraq was lost. A documentary filmmaker goes back and pieces together the moments where the US seems to have lost the war in Iraq. Plus investigators are still trying to reach the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, but fierce fighting is blocking their way. And, a Russian ban on underwear.

PRI's The World: 7/28/14

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We continue to closely follow events in the Middle East today, where a lull in the fighting, is giving both sides time to take stock of what's happened. Plus, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa seems to be getting worse, with a reported case now in Nigeria. And, how free birth control could change the lives of the poor in the Philippines.

PRI's The World: 7/25/14

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We take you to El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego known as "Little Baghdad," where many Iraqi refugees are worried about what's happening back home. Also, jousting hasn't really been popular since the 14th century, but it's still around. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria opens up his castle for a tournament. And, John Smith is known as the guy who Pocahontas saved, or so he claimed. He also helped bring the English language to America.

PRI's The World: 7/24/14

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A United Nations run school comes under attack in Gaza, killing at least 13 people taking shelter there. Also, what the attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 means for Ukraine, Russia and Vladimir Putin. And celebrating Ramadan in Cape Town, South Africa.

PRI's The World: 7/23/14

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More planes shot down over eastern Ukraine — military ones, and the separatists are taking credit this time. Also, an airline pilot offers a primer on flight safety. And why guinea pigs are catching on in New York - not as pets, but as dinner.

PRI's The World: 7/22/14

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Malaysian officials meet with pro-Russia rebels from Eastern Ukraine to receive the flight data recorders from the downed Malaysia airliner. Also, a Somali radio show that helps Somalis separated by conflict find their lost loved ones. And finally, we introduce you to a 7th century monk who documented the beginnings of the English language.

PRI's The World: 7/21/14

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We look at the unfolding investigation into the Malaysian Airlines tragedy, the accusations against Russia, and the uncertainty faced by the victims' families as they try to get answers. Also, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won the British Open golf tournament in commanding fashion over the weekend, but the one of the bigger stories is the rise of Chinese players. And, what ocean tides have to do with millions of Legos washing up on the beaches of Cornwall, England?