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February 5, 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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Earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan An earthquake topples a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least one person.
Refugees mass at Turkey-Syria border Some 15,000 Syrians are massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a government offensive in Aleppo, the UN and Turkey say.
Twitter shuts 125,000 'terror' accounts Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.
A short history of the post-Super Bowl TV show
It's a plum time slot, but not a guaranteed ratings success.
Companies team up to get better value in health care
Twenty firms will share data on how much they're paying for care for workers.
Author Susan Orlean takes the Marketplace Quiz
Susan Orlean fills out our finance-inspired personality questionnaire.
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