PRI's The World: 8/01/2014

August 01, 2014

PRI's The World: 8/01/2014

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August 01, 2014

It was depressingly, but not unexpectedly, brief; a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire falls apart within hours in Gaza. Also, a Ugandan court strikes down the country's anti-homosexuality law on technical grounds. Plus, Native Americans take exceptions to the rich and famous wearing head dresses. Yep, they're looking at you, Pharrell.

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After a long journey from Africa, a new tropical disease sets up shop in Florida

A nasty tropical disease that causes extreme joint pain and can leave sufferers unable to sit up for weeks has shown up in the US for the first time. Florida health officials say at least two cases of chikungunya appear to have been transmitted by local mosquitoes, and a reporter who's been covering the story says officials fear a wider outbreak.

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