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May 21, 2013
PRI's The World - May 20, 2013 Syrian government forces push deeper into rebel-held town with the help of Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah. Also, the real prospect for mining minerals from the bottom of the sea. And the blossoming of the world's worst-smelling flower.
PRI's The World - May 17, 2013 Hundreds of garment factories reopened in Bangladesh after three days of protests about pay and working conditions. We hear from some survivors of the devastating factory collapse in Dhaka. Also, an Italian photographer documents old Hollywood sets in North Africa. And the power of political cartoons to rattle despots and citizens alike. Those stories and more on PRI's The World.
PRI's The World - May 16, 2013 How the scandals rocking the Obama Administration look to the world outside the US. Also, the push to improve conditions for domestic workers, many of whom are immigrant women. Plus, protests over Berlin's new Barbie Dreamhouse Experience.
In Focus Today
Search for US tornado survivors The search for victims of the gigantic tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb continues into a second day, with 24 people confirmed dead.
Apple's Tim Cook defends tax claim Apple boss Tim Cook defends the tech giant's tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the firm is accused of being among the US's 'largest tax avoiders'.
Suicide inside Notre-Dame de Paris A far-right historian shoots himself dead inside the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in the French capital, police say, causing its evacuation.
China Builds Museums ... But Will The Visitors Come? China is on a spree to build world-class museums and has opened about 100 of them annually in recent years. Two of the biggest opened on the same day last fall on opposite banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River. But filling these museums ? with both art and visitors ? is proving more challenging.
Oklahoma's GOP Senators Find Themselves In Tornado Aid Bind Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe have become the faces of pushback on federal emergency spending. Now the deadly and devastating tornado in their home state has put them in an awkward position.
Dolphins Find 19th Century Navy Torpedo In Pacific Ocean A rare piece of America's military history was located this spring, when dolphins from the Navy's Marine Mammal Program located an unusual artifact: a torpedo from the 19th century. Discovered during a training exercise in the ocean near San Diego, the torpedo will eventually make its way to a museum.