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PRI's The World: 02/27/2015 There's an update on the search for those 43 missing students in Mexico. We'll also hear an essay from a Mexican student who was raised in Denver but is back in Mexico for college. He talks about what it's like to be openly gay there. We've also got the story of a new, and very dangerous drug that's caught on in Russia. It's known as "The Spice," and the main ingredient is, believe it or not, bath salts. And we'll say farewell to Leonard Nimoy, who inspired millions as the logical ? and different ?character of Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek.'
PRI's The World: 02/26/2015 Today, we'll tell you more about "Jihadi John," the masked man who's been seen in numerous ISIS assassination videos. Now, officials in Britain think they've identified him as Mohammed Emwazi from London. Then, a Libyan in New York City has set up something called "Benghazi Skype School" to bring some level of instruction to kids in Benghazi, who haven't been able to attend classes now for months. And we'll hear about the push to ensure Sanskrit remains a living language.
PRI's The World: 02/25/2015 Who would feel the pinch if Homeland Security funding is frozen? We ask a former department official. And we look at the future of energy in the US ? beyond the Keystone Pipeline debate. Also, let us tell you about an American chef who entered Italy's top pizza competition took home the top prize.
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'Jihadi John was cold and a loner' The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, according to a man who met him in Syria.
Mass rally for Nemtsov in Moscow Tens of thousands of people march in Moscow to honour Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.
MH370 teams trial long-haul tracking Three countries are to trial a new method of tracking planes, which could help avoid incidents like the disappearance of flight MH370.
Writers on Water: Tiphanie Yanique
The author was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and water remains at the center of her work
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