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April 24, 2014
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PRI's The World: 4/23/14 The Obama Administration has made a big deal out of shifting America's focus away from Europe, and toward the Pacific. But as the president begins an Asia tour, it's Ukraine and Russia that are hogging the attention. We'll also have a profile of Russia's answer to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. And, following the recent deaths of more than a dozen Sherpas on Mount Everest, many Sherpas working at base camp want to cancel the rest of the climbing season.
PRI's The World: 4/22/14 Vice President Joe Biden was in Ukraine on Tuesday where he pledged millions in aid and took a few diplomatic swipes at Russia. Also, on this Earth Day, we check in on a recent report detailing the threats faced by environmental activists across the globe. And 50-years-ago today, the World's Fair opened in Queens, New York. It was a landmark event because it introduced America to the wonder that is the Belgian waffle.
PRI's The World: 4/21/14 The Boston Marathon was Monday, and it seemingly went off without a hitch, despite much stepped up security. Meanwhile, we're also looking back at last year's marathon, marred by a deadly bombing. Our own Andrea Crossan found her own connection to the bombing. Plus, we visit India and the Janani Express, which takes women in one province to the hospital, cutting maternal mortality rates along the way.
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Ukrainian forces 'regain city hall' The Ukrainian government says it has won back control of the city hall in the eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists.
Japan pact 'covers disputed islands' US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
Korea ferry disaster school reopens The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
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