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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour that reminds us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard on over 300 stations across North America.

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      Special edition: Gun culture around the world


      In this special edition of The World we explore gun culture around the globe. From Yemen and El Salvador, two countries where guns are a big part of the culture, to Norway and its mass shooting trauma. Plus, a visit to a gun range, historical context for the 2nd Amendment, and faith leaders chime in.


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      Harassment in the tomato fields, Fiji Water's impact on Fiji and a scrabble scandal in Britain


      As the list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment grows, a group of women have managed to stop harassment in the tomato fields of Florida. We hear how. Also, poet Jennifer Kronovet talks about rediscovering the Yiddish poetry of Celia Dropkin. And the Trump administration prepares to lift a ban on importing hunting trophies from Africa.


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      Coup or no coup, Mugabe's history, Germany's coal problem


      Zimbabwe's military appears to have staged a coup, but insists that it hasn't. Also, why the Paris Agreement is only the start if we want to dial back climate change. Plus, two Somali poets meet on a commuter train here in Boston.


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      Different US messages, how to help Iran quake victims and small businesses in Puerto Rico


      The official US delegation at the climate talks in Germany toes the Trump Administration line, but another US contingent in Bonn offers up a different message. Also, we launch our Livable Planet desk for coverage of the environment. And our own editor feels the pain as Italy fails to qualify for soccer's World Cup.


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      Quake hits Iran-Iraq border, ISIS gets hacked, Fiji leads at climate summit


      A powerful earthquake with an epicenter in northern Iraq killed hundreds across the border in Iran on Sunday. Also, beauty pageant contestants in Peru are raising awareness about sexual harassment. And, a French town has built a bandstand to honor a local musician lost in the Bataclan terror attacks two years ago.


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      Trump's promises to vets, America First trade policy and HIV-positive chefs


      President Donald Trump promised to do better by America's military veterans. How's he doing? We take a look today. Plus, two sides of the Iraq war: A vet and a refugee share their memories. And, a Toronto pop-up restaurant where all the chefs are HIV-positive.


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      Fentanyl and the dark web, China's social 'trust score,' Cambodian dance in Lowell, Massachusetts


      President Donald Trump wants to stop the deadly flow of synthetic opioid fentanyl from China to the US. The dark web will make that hard. Also, we hear what it's like to be an American at a climate conference right now. Plus, textile workers in Turkey say Zara owes them back wages.


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      From refugee to mayor, Beirut taxis still popular, art after the Russian Revolution


      Local US election results that seem to push back against anti-immigrant sentiment. Also, new Trump administration rules on travel to Cuba. Plus, two Japanese American families who've grown closer over time thanks to vegetable seeds.


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      100 years since the Russian Revolution, Saudi prince crackdown, kayaking the Bosphorus


      A century after the Russian Revolution, many Russians aren't sure how to remember the Soviet Union. Also, what epidemics can teach us about preventing gun violence. Plus, the blind Turkish kayaker who dreams of crossing the Bosphorus.


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      Paradise Papers leak, Saudi royal purge and where Japanese cars are made


      The Paradise Papers report sheds light on how the global rich stay that way. We'll take a look. Also, questions about Russian investment in Facebook and Twitter. Plus, how one Syrian woman uses SpongeBob cartoons to teach her child formal Arabic.


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