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The Rio Olympics are about a year away, and all is not well. We profile a volunteer who's trying to clean up Guanabara Bay, a polluted body of water that's slated to be the venue for the sailing events next year. Plus, The World's Patrick Cox has the first report in his weeklong series on the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The series is called "Hiroshima: Generations," and will look at how different age groups remember the event and its aftermath. Also, it's always sunny in Philadelphia — unless you're a Canadian-built robot trying to hitchhike your way across America.
In the first of four special podcasts marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a chance encounter in the city's Peace Memorial Park: a 87-year-old A-bomb survivor and a 22-year-old tourist guide discuss whether dropping the bomb was necessary and whether survivors' memories can be kept alive.
Is this the beginning of the end of Ebola? We hear about an experimental vaccine that shows promise. We also hear how Latin America is becoming increasingly dangerous — and deadly — for journalists. Plus, an international supermodel is photographed visiting her plastic surgeon in Paris, dressed head-to-toe in a burqa.
A large piece of an airplane wing was found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Authorities are examining the piece to see if it might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing more than a year ago with 239 passengers and crew on board. Plus, can you treat gun violence like an infectious disease? A program called Cure Violence thinks you can, both in the United States and abroad. Also, comedian Aziz Ansari took a brief tour of the world for his new book Modern Romance: An Investigation. Ansari checked out the single's scene in Tokyo, Buenos Aires and Paris and the way folks meet, date and tie the knot.
Sources in the Afghan government say they're investigating claims that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died. Plus, Cecil the Lion, a beloved figure in a Zimbabwean game reserve, was killed by a dentist from Minnesota who paid more than $50,000 to hunt game in Zimbabwe. Also, Boston has taken itself out of the running for the 2024 Summer Olympics — and that might be good news for Toronto.
An investigation by a Reuters reporter shows there's been a strange spike in cancer cases among employees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Plus, the son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death by a court in Tripoli for war crimes committed during the revolution in 2011. Also, the International Association of Athletics Federations says it will no longer gender test athletes. That's a victory for an Indian sprinter.