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September 30, 2014
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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
PRI's The World: 9/25/2014 Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down ? we take a look at the legacy he will leave. Also, a Syrian resident worries American air strikes may drive other Syrians to support extremist groups. And we head to a London pub where Kate Bush mania is flourishing.
World Headlines
Thousands more join HK protests Pro-democracy crowds grow in Hong Kong ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest protests so far on Wednesday, China's National Day.
Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned' At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.
eBay and PayPal split
What a difference eight months makes.
FCC dumps blackout rule
But the NFL may still be be able to black out games.
The numbers for September 30, 2014
Secret Service slip-ups, solar power and the death of Saturday morning cartoons.
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