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PRI's The World: 8/21/2014 The aftermath of American journalist James Foley's murder by extremists in Syria ? a Syrian opposition activist talks about the trajectory of the conflict. And a terrorism expert fills us in on the social media strategies of groups like the Islamic State. Plus, an immigrant from Trinidad, gives us a different take on Ferguson and its police force. She's lived there for 11 years. And how the smell of coral helps fish navigate.
PRI's The World:8/20/2014 Remembering journalist James Foley. The FBI says it believes that a web video published by the Islamic State purporting to show the execution of kidnapped journalist James Foley is, in fact, real. Plus, part two in our story of an undocumented Salvadoran couple living in Baltimore who have been trying to get their kids to the United States. And we look back on the life of an Indian yoga guru who helped introduce the practice to an American audience.
PRI's The World: 8/19/2014 Tweeting tear gas tips ? residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000 on a coyote to help their kids get to Baltimore. And dating across cultures ? what happens when Russians and Americans mix over a candlelit dinner?
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Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine' A senior official in Kiev accuses Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries cross the border without permission.
IS militants 'biggest threat' to US Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.
Gaza: Suspected informants executed Hamas says 18 people suspected of collaborating with Israel have been executed, as two Palestinians are killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza.
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