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NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.

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A Town In Mexico Sees Guitar Sales Soar Thanks To The Movie 'Coco'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:01:00 -0500

The town of Paracho is celebrating after its onetime resident helped design the guitar featured in the hit Disney-Pixar movie, and now it can't keep up with orders for the instrument.

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Resigns Amid Pressure

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:54:00 -0500

The ruling African National Congress party planned to recall him in a no-confidence vote on Thursday. Zuma resigned, saying the party should not be divided in his name.

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Carnival Is Underway In Brazil, So It's Time To 'Let The Chicken Out'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

Brazilians say carnival is about dropping your inhibitions and letting your emotions out. One large, extended family prepares an annual exercise that acts as a release valve for the pressures of life.

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U.S. Wants Turkey To Restrain Offensive Against Kurds In Syria

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

In Syria, the U.S. views Kurdish fighters as allies, but Turkey sees them as terrorists. The U.S. wants Turkey to limit its military offensive against the Kurds without harming U.S.-Turkey relations.

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The Political Gamesmanship Behind The 2018 Winter Olympics

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:01:00 -0500

Michel Martin asks North Korea expert Jean Lee, former Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, and former COO for the U.S. Olympic Committee Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson about behind-the-scenes diplomacy.

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Monsoon Rains Could Devastate Rohingya Camps

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:22:00 -0500

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are living in thousands of makeshift shelters on steep, sandy hills in Bangladesh. Humanitarian groups are afraid of what will happen when the monsoons come.

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In 'A More Beautiful And Terrible History,' Fuel For The Fight Ahead

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:08:56 -0500

Jeanne Theoharis' new book re-examines civil rights history and the way it's been manipulated. "It is used to make us feel good about ourselves, to make us feel good about our progress," she says.

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From Mormon Missionary To LGBTQ Advocate (And International Rock Star)

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 19:16:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons, about his new documentary, Believer, which takes a critical look at the Mormon Church's policies toward its LGBTQ members.

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