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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: 03/27/2015

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Nigerians head to the polls this weekend. What's at stake for Africa's most populous nation? Plus, Mexican immigrants to the United States have trouble when they try to return home. Also, we hear about America's strange history of vaccinations, and George Washington's key role.

PRI's The World: 03/26/2015

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What will Saudi air strikes in Yemen mean for the volatile mix that is the Middle East? Also, we hear how the Germanwings crash investigation focuses new attention on post-9/11 rules about cockpit safety. Later, musicians in the Nile River basin are helping their region tackle its drought problems.

PRI's The World: 03/25/2015

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Today, we start with the latest on the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday. Also, new Americans find a path to prosperity through California's gardens. Later, DJ Edu tells us about his continent-wide search for the best nightclub in Africa.

PRI's The World: 03/24/2015

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An Iranian general is making a name for himself in the fight against ISIS — and a lot of other places. Then, it's been one year since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but how close is it to being over? Plus, a play focuses on a female drone pilot who is pregnant and wrestling with the ethics of killing from a distance.

PRI's The World: 03/23/2015

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Afghanistan's president is in Washington for talks. We want to know what the US military's future role is in Afghanistan. We also get a couple of different takes on the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who guided Singapore from a sleepy port to one of the world's true megacities. Plus, a possible secret Nazi hangout is found in Argentina.

PRI's The World: 03/20/2015

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The trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continues in Boston. We hear from Tunis in the aftermath of this week's attacks on tourists in the Tunisian capital, while ISIS also claims responsibility for mosque bombings in Yemen. Plus, First Lady Michelle Obama visits Japan.

PRI's The World: 03/19/2015

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Thousands of tourists have gathered in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, hoping to catch a glimpse of Friday's total solar eclipse. We speak with our favorite eclipse junkie. Later, we hear how a kid from a conservative British Muslim community in northern England ended up obsessed with the musician Prince. Plus, we look at the troubling attacks in Tunisia.

PRI's The World: 03/18/2015

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What's next now that Benjamin Netanyahu has secured an unprecedented fourth term as Israeli prime minister? Also, we hear why it's a good time to be Jewish in Ukraine. Plus, Nigerian British satirist Ikenna Azuike doesn't shy away from poking fun at the foibles of leaders across Africa.

PRI's The World: 03/17/2015

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tries to hang on to power — and looks like he's succeeded. Also, we bring a rarely seen look at China in the early part of the last century through photos and artifacts. Plus, it's St. Patrick's Day, and what better way to celebrate than to reach back into history and find out more about the San Patricio Brigade, a group of Irish-Americans who deserted the US Army during the Mexican-American War to fight on the other side.

PRI's The World: 03/16/2015

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It's a special edition of The World, coming to you not from Boston, but Austin. We're broadcasting live from member station KUT in Austin, Texas, where the annual South By Southwest festival. The World's host, Marco Werman, is there to get a handle on a new breed of global activists. They're tech-savvy and not afraid to use all manner of online tools to push for change. In our hour today, we'll hear their voices. Plus, we'll hear a story about online activist movements and how ISIS brands itself and attracts young people to its cause. And don't worry: We'll also get to hear plenty of music from artists appearing at SXSW.