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PRI's The World: 05/02/2016 Baghdad was the scene of some drama over the weekend when protesters stormed the so-called Green Zone, and occupied the country's parliament. Also, Puerto Rico, a US territory, is set to default on hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. The island's governor says it's the only way to protect essential services on the island. Plus, an exhibit in London explores the women of the punk rock scene back in the 1980s.
PRI's The World: 04/29/2016 A Lebanese rock band was supposed to play a gig in Jordan a few days back, but Jordanian authorities canceled the show because they felt the band's songs clashed with the country's values. Today, Jordan rescinded the ban, but the band says it's too late to reschedule. Also, we hear about a new feature film in which a group of musicians from Afghanistan are eager to perform with their idols, Metallica. We'll also explore the many Berlins of the United States, and meet a 94-year-old Mexican bartender who really knows his trade.
PRI's The World: 04/28/2016 The Syrian cease-fire is "barely alive." Also, fighting has escalated once again in the rebel-held city of Aleppo with air strikes destroying a hospital and leaving dozens dead. Plus, the story of an Iranian poet and blogger who lives in exile in Toronto, Canada. And, "paw-ternity" leave for pet parents.
World Headlines
Leicester win Premier League title Leicester City - 5,000-1 outsiders last August - become English Premier League champions in one of the greatest ever sporting achievements.
EU 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel' The European Commission is to grant Turkey conditional approval for visa-free travel within the EU's Schengen Zone, sources tell the BBC.
Death sparks probe into China's Baidu Chinese regulators are investigating Baidu following the death of a student after treatment at a facility advertised on the search engine.
Starbucks faces a lawsuit for serving too much ice
A 24 oz drink really only has 14 oz of liquid
Explaining America?s productivity downturn
The New York Times?s Neil Irwin has three ideas.
The 'gap year' grows in popularity
Malia Obama's decision to take a year off before Harvard gives the industry a boost.
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