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The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.

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On Friday's edition of The World Today: The United States has launched military strikes against Syria in response to a deadly chemical attack that Washington blames on the Assad regime. Tasmania's forest and tourism industries have re-signed an agreement promising to work together, and for the first time, astronomers have detected an atmosphere...

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On Friday's edition of The World Today: A controversial rescue plan as the Victorian Government vows to buy a struggling timber mill and Cystic Fibrosis Australia pushes for a new agreement with drug manufacturers.

On Wednesday's edition of The World Today: Shock at a multi-billion dollar gas project in Darwin with at least 600 workers stood down; calls for a national conversation about balancing work and play by introducing a four day working week; and questions over the ferocity of criticism levelled at the Coopers brewery and its gay marriage stance.

On Friday's edition of The World Today: Five US states have launched legal action to challenge President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. They argue that it remains unconstitutional and discriminatory; Another senior member of the finance industry speaks out against some of the incentives used to lure investors into the property market; And...