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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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Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.
US House Speaker Ryan 'can't back Trump' US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee
Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
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How Donald Trump will continue to finance his presidential campaign
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