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Latest posts by PRI/PRX's The World from March, 2015
It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.
It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, but a retired teacher in Norco, Louisiana, persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant.
Infant mortality rates have been improving greatly in Ethiopia, but hospitals are still not well-equipped to handle care for babies born prematurely. Enter "kangaroo care."
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota, USA, where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades.
Eighteen-year-old Memory Banda has managed to escape the cycle that turns half the girls in her southern African nation into brides, and usually mothers, by her age.
Finland's Eurovision Finalists Sing About Discrimination Against the Intellectually Disabled — From Experience
All of the members of Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät have intellectual disabilities. They recently won the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.
Italy's prime minister likes to use English phrases to describe his reforms, which has sparked a campaign urging politicians to "say it in Italian."
Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that's about to change.