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PRI's The World brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America.

Host Marco Werman guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda.

The World's coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists, including 250 BBC correspondents located around the world. Unique in public radio, this network works in concert with the program's multinational team of producers and editors, and brings an exceptional depth of understanding and freshness of perspective to the program content.

WGBHThe World is a collaboration between BBC, Public Radio International and WGBH in Boston, and is distributed by PRI.


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Aug 20, 2014 - Remembering journalist James Foley. The FBI says it believes that a web video published by the Islamic State purporting to show the execution of kidnapped journalist James Foley is, in fact, real. Plus, part two in our story of an undocumented Salvadoran couple living in Baltimore who have been trying to get their kids to the United States. And we look back on the life of an Indian yoga guru who helped introduce the practice to an American audience.
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Aug 19, 2014 - Tweeting tear gas tips — residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000 on a coyote to help their kids get to Baltimore. And dating across cultures — what happens when Russians and Americans mix over a candlelit dinner?
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Aug 18, 2014 - We go on the ground in Monrovia where an Ebola treatment center in Liberia's capital was attacked and looted over the weekend. Also, we're getting word that Iraqi military forces have retaken an important dam near Mosul. We'll hear from an Iraqi civil engineer who knows the history of the dam and its strategic importance. Plus, locals on Scotland's Isle of Coll are trying to decide whether they'd like to have cell service on the island or not.
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Aug 15, 2014 - Many are wondering whether the lack of diversity on the Ferguson police force in Missouri has played a role in the recent violence there. We speak with Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief for The Daily Beast, about whether French police forces are any more diverse, and whether such diversity even makes much of a difference. And speaking of diversity on police forces, we meet the first and only Kurdish cop in Nashville, Tennessee. Plus, a photographer travels the globe to get the perfect shark photo.
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Aug 14, 2014 - There's been a fourth night of clashes between protesters in the town of Ferguson, Missouri and local police. There are quite a few reporters from foreign news outlets on the ground in Ferguson. We'll touch base with them to see how they're covering events in Missouri, and how the situation compares to what they've seen in their home countries. Also, the bifurcated life of writer Claire Hajaj. Her mother is Israeli — her father is Palestinian. The recent conflict in Gaza has split her family between support for Israel, and support for the Palestinians.
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Aug 13, 2014 - We head to Gaza and find out how Palestinians are feeling ahead of a 72 hour cease-fire that's due to expire on Wednesday. And, you'll hear about the anti-Israel song that Israelis are, strangely enough, dancing to in the nightclubs. Also, how Crimea's recent annexation by Russia is changing tourism there.
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