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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.
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.
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Turkey PM announces resignation Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at his ruling party's congress later this month, amid reports of a rift with President Erdogan.
Brazil court suspends Rousseff foe Brazil's top court has suspended Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from his mandate, following a request by the country's attorney general.
Zimbabwe to print US dollar equivalent Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease severe cash shortages in the country.
Billions in aid for low-income seniors go unclaimed
A campaign is trying to connect low-income seniors with government aid.
Full interview: Pinterest execs on fish pins, global use
More than half of Pinterest's 100 million active users are located outside of the U.S.
Brexit debate rekindles old rivalry
Britain's Prime Minister and London's mayor take opposite sides on staying in the EU.
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