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PRI's The World: 09/30/2014 We take you to the streets of Hong Kong, where the World's Mathew Bell has been talking to protesters. Plus, on the front lines in the battle against Ebola in Liberia and what the US military is up to in the fight against the disease. And the incredible tale of a Monopoly rip-off board game that was an underground hit in East Germany back in the 1960s and 70s.
PRI's The World: 9/29/2014 It's been a summer of upheaval and violence around the world, but Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argues that deadly violence is decreasing globally and has been for decades. Plus, we get the latest on the student protests in Hong Kong, and as well as the view from Beijing. And we take the pulse of the Indian-American community in New York City as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Madison Square Garden.
PRI's The World: 9/26/2014 We meet a group of Yazidi women who've managed to escape from their ISIS kidnappers. The women say they're happy to be free but remain uncertain for their future. And from the satire desk, a stand up comedian reveals what's behind the social media hashtag #muslimapology. Also, this might be the best time to be a beer lover as America's craft beer boom is getting more popular in far-flung places around the world
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Defiant HK protests on National Day Thousands gather in central Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's national day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.
Shell kills four at Donetsk school A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.
Armed man shared lift with Obama US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
Discovering hidden languages in centuries-old writing
The technology Michael Toth uses to find treasure in ancient manuscripts.
The discount that links big tobacco to the military
Legislation wants the big business of selling tobacco to military members to stop.
Counting students in order to count up funding
There's a census of sorts in schools Wednesday to help determine school budgets.
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