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May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016
PRI's The World: 05/05/2016 He's brash. He's controversial. And he's winning over a sizable portion of the electorate. He's ... Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. Some are calling him the "Filipino Trump." We also have the story of a Boston high school student who's originally from Brazil. Last year, when she started applying to colleges in the United States, she found out how much of a labyrinth America's immigration laws can be. Plus, we hear about the link between author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Colombian folk music known as Vallenato.
PRI's The World: 05/04/2016 Some 80,000 Canadians flee their town as it catches fire. We do a drive through. Also, electioneering in London gets ugly as racial politics enter the mix. Plus, we'll hear why some pirates on the high seas are no longer targeting oil tankers the way they used to.
PRI's The World: 05/03/2016 The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil ? but is the country ready to host the Summer Games? Also, remember the 5-year-old Afghan boy who was wearing a soccer jersey made from a plastic bag? The picture went viral a while back. The makeshift jersey was made to look like the one worn by the boy's hero, Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi. Messi responded by sending him a real jersey. Now the kid's family in Afghanistan has gotten threats, and they've had to flee to Pakistan. Plus, how Leicester City ? the unlikeliest of English Premier League soccer champions ? got a little help from some local Buddhist monks.
N Korea leader seeks to cement power North Korea holds its most important political event in decades, a rare party congress where Kim Jong-un will try to consolidate his control.
Images reveal Canada fire destruction Pictures obtained by the BBC show swathes of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray in ruins following a devastating wildfire.
EU has 'too many part-time Europeans' EU leaders say the 28-nation bloc lacks a coherent European vision and is being undermined by national self-interest.
Boaty By Another Name: 'Sir David Attenborough' Is Chosen For British Research Ship Boaty McBoatface received more than 124,000 votes in an online poll by Britain's Natural Environment Research Council ? more than 10 times the 11,000 votes for Attenborough's name.
U.S. Economy Gains 160,000 Jobs In April; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady Analysts had expected the economy to gain significantly more jobs. The economy has gained an average of about 250,000 jobs monthly for the past six months.
Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.