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Thousands of tourists have gathered in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, hoping to catch a glimpse of Friday's total solar eclipse. We speak with our favorite eclipse junkie. Later, we hear how a kid from a conservative British Muslim community in northern England ended up obsessed with the musician Prince. Plus, we look at the troubling attacks in Tunisia.
What's next now that Benjamin Netanyahu has secured an unprecedented fourth term as Israeli prime minister? Also, we hear why it's a good time to be Jewish in Ukraine. Plus, Nigerian British satirist Ikenna Azuike doesn't shy away from poking fun at the foibles of leaders across Africa.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tries to hang on to power — and looks like he's succeeded. Also, we bring a rarely seen look at China in the early part of the last century through photos and artifacts. Plus, it's St. Patrick's Day, and what better way to celebrate than to reach back into history and find out more about the San Patricio Brigade, a group of Irish-Americans who deserted the US Army during the Mexican-American War to fight on the other side.
It's a special edition of The World, coming to you not from Boston, but Austin. We're broadcasting live from member station KUT in Austin, Texas, where the annual South By Southwest festival. The World's host, Marco Werman, is there to get a handle on a new breed of global activists. They're tech-savvy and not afraid to use all manner of online tools to push for change. In our hour today, we'll hear their voices. Plus, we'll hear a story about online activist movements and how ISIS brands itself and attracts young people to its cause. And don't worry: We'll also get to hear plenty of music from artists appearing at SXSW.
We start here at home as the Boston Marathon bombing trial concludes its second week. The jury has been hearing stunning testimony over the past few days. Plus, in an exclusive interview with our partners at the BBC, the daughter of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says Russian President Vladimir Putin is "politically" to blame for her father's killing. Also, our series about women's reproductive rights continues with a story right here in the US that's deeply affecting a small immigrant community in South Bend, Indiana.
The overnight shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, has once again put the city in the spotlight. One German journalist shares his first-hand experience of Ferguson's police force. Later, we travel to a remote village in Malawi where there isn't enough farmland to feed the booming population, o the village chief is preaching family planning as the key to his people's long term survival and prosperity. Plus, we'll hear about the spat between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government over whether or not he'll be reincarnated.