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ET returns to the big screen

ET returns to the big screen

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Friday, August 12th. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Mynra Brown. PAUL BUTLER, HOST: And I’m Paul Butler. A few weeks ago, arts and media editor Collin Garbarino took us back to the summer of 1982 to think about what some …

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Kenyans Anxious for News on Next President, Two Days After Tight Vote

By George Obulutsa and Ayenat Mersie NAIROBI/ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyans crowded round radios and televisions on Thursday, increasingly anxious for news of who their next president might be, two days after voting in an election ended. The East African country’s election commission (IEBC) has neither released a running tally of results nor said when …

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One Of The World’s Longest School Closures Threatening To Leave Deep Scars

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One reason for the tardiness in reopening is the Philippines’ social structure. On Aug. 22, schools in the Philippines will finally reopen their doors to students after two and a half years – one of the longest pandemic-induced school closures in the world. As well as devastating the individual prospects of countless children, the extended …

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One Year On, Afghan Family Still Divided After Daughter Fled, Mother Stayed

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Miguel Gutierrez KABUL/SALAMANCA, Spain (Reuters) – As thousands of Afghans crowded outside Kabul airport a year ago desperately trying to escape the Taliban, Massouda Kohistani managed to fight her way on to a foreign military flight bound for the Gulf and ended up in Spain. Her mother and more than …

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CDC relaxes its Covid guidelines, signaling new phase of pandemic

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened Covid-19 guidelines on Thursday, freeing schools and businesses from the onus of requiring unvaccinated people exposed to the virus to quarantine at home. The changes are a sharp move away from measures such as social distancing requirements and quarantine, which had polarized much of the country, and …

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US monkeypox cases surpass 10,000 as CDC still aims for “containment”

US monkeypox cases surpass 10,000 as CDC still aims for "containment"

More than 10,000 Americans have now tested positive in the monkeypox outbreak across the US, according to figures published late Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as federal health officials say they are still racing to contain the virus. Cases have been reported in every state but Wyoming while 15 states and …

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