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February 8, 2016
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PRI's The World: 02/05/2016 Cargo ships are taking strange routes to European ports, passing through Syrian, Libyan and Lebanese waters and that's raising serious security concerns. Plus, we hear about the value of Parmesan cheese. It's so valuable that one Italian cheesemaker is issuing bonds backed by the giant aged rounds. Also, Maurice White, founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Died this week at the age of 74. The band blended soul, funk, jazz and a bit of everything else. White himself, though, was heavily influenced by the study of ancient Egypt.
PRI's The World: 02/04/2016 Today we hear from reporter Jeanne Carstensen in Flint, Michigan, where she connects the dots between Flint and the Greek island of Lesbos. Also, in Syria, peace talks have broken down, even as aid groups work to secure more funding to help the country's beleaguered population. Plus, a young Pakistani woman who toured her country on a motorcycle ? and documented every moment of it online.
PRI's The World: 02/03/2016 Can the Zika virus be sexually transmitted? Since the Zika outbreak began, health officials have been looking to see if the virus can be spread by more than just mosquitoes. Now, a case in Texas seems to point to sexual transmission as a possibility. Also, we bring you a chat about Japanese spiritual beliefs, and how they influence the ways stories are told and understood. Plus, we follow the trail of Muammar Gaddafi's golden pistol.
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Syria 'exterminating detainees' - report The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.
Dissident republicans claim Dublin murder Dissident republicans claim they carried out a shooting in Dublin on Friday in which a man was killed and two others wounded.
Leopard mauls six in Indian school A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.
Hey, lunch at Chipotle? Not today.
After illness outbreaks, Chipotle closes for lunch to review food-safety protocols with employees.
Can fixing infrastructure solve rural poverty?
A wastewater treatment plant in a small town prepares for more business.
President Obama wants to help you get your first job
The 2017 budget to include nearly $6 billion for youngsters get on career ladder.
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