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August 31, 2016
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PRI's The World: 08/30/2016 The European Union tells Apple to pay a major tax bill. Also, is supersonic air travel set to make a comeback? Plus, in South Africa, a school is trying to make young black women straighten their hair and cut off dreadlocks. Students protested, and now authorities have ordered the school to reverse its policies.
PRI's The World: 08/29/2016 Brazil's suspended President, Dilma Rousseff, calls the move to impeach her "the equivalent of a democratic death penalty." Plus, we get the story of a Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn that's changing dramatically due to gentrification. Property prices have gotten so crazy that many in the older residents are thinking of moving to crisis-hit Puerto Rico. Also, we hear about the popularity and legacy of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who died over the weekend.
PRI's The World: 08/26/2016 The World's Global Nation team has been investigating conditions at facilities where the government holds migrants ? most of them from Central America ? who are awaiting court dates or deportation. We've been looking specifically at what it's like for women and children. We've found instances of mothers and their very young children locked up for up to a year. Then, as we mark the centennial of the US National Parks System, we'll hear how China is building its own park system. Plus, we'll hear from the French consul general in New Orleans about the support that his country is giving to Louisiana in its efforts to recover from recent flooding.
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US election 2016: Donald Trump to visit Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto Donald Trump announces he will visit Mexico on Wednesday, after repeatedly disparaging it during his campaign for the US presidency.
Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
Mussolini message to future revealed under Rome obelisk Two scholars reveal the text of a parchment hidden in 1932 beneath a Rome obelisk eulogising Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
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