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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 Today, Jordan rescinded the ban, but the band says it's too late to reschedule.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
EU 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel' The European Commission will grant Turkey conditional approval for visa-free Schengen travel, sources tell the BBC, but the deal still needs European Parliament backing.
Death sparks probe into China's Baidu Chinese authorities are probing Baidu over the death of a student who went for an experimental cancer treatment advertised on the search engine.
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.
Starbucks got sued for putting too much ice in its drinks.
A 24 oz. drink only really has 14 oz. of liquid, according to a complaint filed in Chicago.
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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