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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 Today, Jordan rescinded the ban, but the band says it's too late to reschedule.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
Furious 'liar' row precedes Indiana poll Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz warns the US would "plunge into an abyss", after Donald Trump accused his father of a link to JFK's assassin.
Russia 'nuclear sabre-rattling' - US The US defence secretary accuses Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and says the US has had to step up its military presence on Nato's eastern flank.
Rock legends to play US 'mega-festival' A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.
Leicester City: 'Every bookmaker is crying out in pain'
Supporters of the soccer team with the impossible odds win in a big, and historic, way.
What are people driving when oil prices are low?
Low interest rates, April auto sales, Berlin's crackdown on vacation rentals, and culinary school.
Goodbye to Berlin rentals?
A new law is banning many short-term rentals in Berlin, which means tourists may have to pay more.
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