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    • Trips by Bike Finally Outnumber Those Taken by Car in Copenhagen

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The capital of Denmark was known as a place where bicycles rule the roads. Now, they really rule.

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    • If You're Poor and British, Best Not to Marry a Foreigner

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    If you are poor in Britain and married to a foreign spouse, you may not be able to live together.

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    • RIP Swimming Pigs: Several of the Bahamas' Beloved Porkers Found Dead

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    In the Bahamas, there are beaches where you can swim with pigs. And lots of selfie-happy tourists did — until recently.

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    • Was Trump Just Trying to Provoke China, or Standing Up for Taiwan?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Some Taiwanese Americans found it refreshing to see a U.S. president acknowledge Taiwan. But one worries that Trump is playing with fire.

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    • Hackers Have Been Targeting Nuclear Plants in the U.S. and Abroad

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A joint report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI warns that hackers have been targeting nuclear facilities in the U.S. and other countries since May.

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    • Venezuela's Latest Deadly Plight: AIDS

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Stephanie Nolen, Latin America correspondent for Globe & Mail covered the AIDS pandemic in Africa, and was recently in Venezuela. She writes, "There is nowhere in the world today where people are dying of AIDS at the pace and in the sheer numbers that they are in Venezuela: Even the poorest African countries today have HIV treatment programs."

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    • Welcome to San Escobar, a Dreamy Nation Accidentally Founded by Poland

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Witold Waszczykowski mistakenly told reporters at the UN that he'd met with various nations "such as Belize or San Escobar." Thing is, that's not a nation. The internet is having a field day.

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    • The World's 'Most Sophisticated Nerve Agent' Was Used to Kill the Brother of North Korea's Leader

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Jeb Sharp
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    VX is one of the most serious nerve agents ever developed — and it has a colorful history, having been tied to Saddam Hussein and a Japanese doomsday cult.

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    • Europeans Are Less Likely to Share Fake News. Here's Why.

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Amid mounting pressure from European leaders, Facebook and other social media companies are taking steps to combat the spread of fake news.

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    • With Its Ex-President on Trial, Catalonia Is Still Pushing for an Independence Vote

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    California has the largest economy in the U.S. It's also the state with the most immigrants. These two facts are not unrelated, but the way immigrants build that economy is complex.

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    • Samsung Halts Production of Exploding Phone Due to Explosions

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Samsung tried to fix the problem. But it didn't work.

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    • Where Using Plastic Bags Can Land You a $38,000 Fine

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Producing, selling and using plastic bags is now illegal in Kenya. The East African nation joins 40 other countries worldwide in banning, partially banning or taxing single use plastic bags.

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    • Mexican Officials Turned Spyware on International Investigators

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Adding to a snowballing scandal over government spying on journalists, activists and other public figures in Mexico, computer security experts confirmed that an independent investigation into the disappearance and alleged massacre of 43 students in 2014 was targeted with highly invasive spyware known as Pegasus.

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    • Gabriel Garcia Marquez Had Fidel Castro Read His Books to Catch Errors Before Publication

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Few realize that Fidel Castro played a part in the Nobel Prize-winning author's books. Not as a character or inspiration, but as an editor.

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    • 'Cleansing' the 'Virus': How Turkey Is Purging Suspected Coup Plotters

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    That is how Turkish President Recep Erdogan has described a radical policy to fire or arrest anyone suspected of supporting an attempted coup against his government this summer.

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    • Are You Ready to Forfeit Your Laptop When Flying?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The Trump administration is contemplating extending a ban on laptops on U.S.-bound flights to all European countries, and that has some aviation security experts scratching their heads.

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    • Allegations of Corruption Surface Around the Trump Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Here's a headline that the White House wouldn't like. Donald Trump's ultra luxury hotel and tower in Baku, Azerbaijan was built with the help of corrupt companies possibly linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Adam Davidson's investigation of this story now appears in the New Yorker.

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    • A Pakistani Journalism Student Was Lynched for Alleged Blasphemy

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Mashal Khan was a young journalism student with his whole future ahead of him. On April 13, fellow classmates apparently attacked him to death.

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    • Who Lost Kyrgyzstan's Constitution?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    An effort to amend Kyrgyzstan's constitution uncovered something shocking: No one knew where the constitution was located.

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    • How to Hack the Internet, Cuban-Style

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Frustrated by slow internet speeds, high costs and limited options, Cubans have created workarounds to get online.

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