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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raises a finger
May 21, 2018

Pakistan mourns a slain student, Venezuela's slide into chaos and Mo Salah's winning ways

Today, we'll introduce you to one of the 10 people killed in last week's school shooting in Texas — an exchange student from Pakistan named Sabika Sheikh. Author Bina Shah tells us about how the country is dealing with the news of her murder. Plus, we head to Caracas to hear the latest on Venezuela's elections, and about how a scarcity of food is making life difficult for farmers and truck drivers. And we'll tell you about England's newest soccer superstar, Egypitan-born Mo Salah, who plays for Liverpool.

People sit on a fence with a blue sky behind them.
May 18, 2018

Life after the migrant caravan, Kenya tackles fake news, and Janet Jackson's record-breaking run in Tokyo

Remember the "migrant caravan" moving through Mexico that Trump said had to be stopped? Today, we meet one family who made it to the US and is applying for asylum. Plus, Kenya goes after fake news with a new law, but critics worry it will be used to stifle free speech. And host Marco Werman remembers when Janet Jackson sold out three shows at the Tokyo Dome in mere minutes.

An extreme close up of President Donald Trump's face
May 17, 2018

Trump calls some immigrants 'animals,' Germany's unicorn craze and North Korean hackers

President Donald Trump publicly calls some immigrants "animals." We'll speak with Omar Jadwat of the American Civil Liberties Union about how rhetoric like that can strip people of their rights. Plus, part two of our deep dive into the workings of North Korea's version of the CIA. Turns out, North Korean hackers are very good at targeting — and robbing — banks. And we'll find out why Germans have gone a bit unicorn crazy. Unicorn sausage, anyone?

A blue traffic sign with a u-turn symbol is seen on the Grand Unification Bridge.
May 16, 2018

North Korea throws a tantrum, Tony the Tiger decides to ditch Venezuela, and things get ... surreal.

North Korea threatens to pull out of the planned summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Plus, the political and economic situation in Venezuela continues to worsen and now cereal giant Kellogg has joined other big, multi-national companies pulling out of the country. And 90-year-old surrealist painter and author Desmond Morris weighs in on just how surreal things have gotten these days.

Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against US embassy move to Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.
May 15, 2018

A view from Gaza, choosing coffee over nationalism in China and choosing Mandarin over Russian in New York

Is there a way forward for Israelis and Palestinians that doesn't involve more violence? We'll get views from both inside and outside the Gaza Strip today. Plus, reporter Isaac Stone Fish visits the world's largest Starbucks in Shanghai to ask patrons whether they'd give up their American coffee if the Chinese government asked them to. And Alina Simone, who has a Russian background herself, talks about why she'd rather have her daughter learn Mandarin than Russian.

Palestinian demonstrators react during a protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem.
May 14, 2018

The US embassy in Jerusalem officially opens, fears of Ebola and Egyptian women embrace their curls

Amid protests and violence in the nearby Gaza Strip, the US officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem today. The World's Matthew Bell has been following events in the Middle East. Also, scientists and doctors are monitoring what may be an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And one of our BBC colleagues discusses a new push in her native Egypt to get women to stop straightening their hair.

A demonstrator fires a homemade mortar during protest march against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, May 9, 2018.
May 11, 2018

Protests shake Nicaragua, #MeToo in Haiti, pothole-fixing robots

Anti-government protests in Nicaragua threaten President Daniel Ortega's grip on power. That's where we start today. Then, how a peace deal in Colombia has spurred increased deforestation. Plus, London's mayor wants to ban junk food ads on the subway.

Israelis sit in a coffee shop, watching a television broadcast of US President Donald Trump speaking at the White House, May 8, 2018.
May 10, 2018

More fallout from the Iran deal, an assault on intelligence, and the fight over Socotra

A lot has happened in the Middle East in the past 36 hours. We'll get an update and try to untangle some of the knots. Plus, former CIA Director Michael Hayden says President Donald Trump keeps a "routine distance from the facts." And Arab governments are fighting over an island paradise in the Indian Ocean that few people have seen.

President Donald Trump reacts to a question from a reporter after the president announced his intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.
May 09, 2018

The return of sanctions, an Egyptian satirist is arrested, a plan to save koalas

President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal means US sanctions on Iran are coming back. Also, a resident of Tehran is worried about the impact of reinstated sanctions on Iran's economy and politics. Plus, an Illinois doctor flies to Bangladesh to help treat Rohingya refugees.

President Donald Trump walks away from the podium after announcing his intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, May 8, 2018.
May 08, 2018

Trump bails on the Iran deal, Black Cube, Puerto Rican students in Maine

President Trump is pulling the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. We look at how that could impact relations with Iran, as well as future talks with North Korea. Also, a Frontline documentary takes a closer look at violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar, and Puerto Rican students in Maine prepare to go back home.

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The World - Episode 20071106 - Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz --- we wanted to match some "hard to translate" phrases with their country of origin. ("Poronkusema" means "the distance equal to how far a reindeer can travel without a comfort break". And "Hanyauku-Rukwangali" means "walking on tiptoes across warm sand." The first is heard in Finland, the second in Namibia.) Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Adam Jacot de Boinod, author of Toujours Tingo, a book about the extraordinary variety of international speech.

The World - Episode 20071105 - America's foreign policy dilemma

Political instability in Pakistan poses a foreign policy challenge for the United States. On the one hand, Washington wants Pakistan to move toward democracy. But the Bush Adminstration also relies heavily on cooperation from Pakistani President Musharraf in the fight against extremism in the region. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with James Traub, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.

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