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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.
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Hong Kong leader in protest appeal Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring parts of the city to a standstill.
World wildlife populations 'plummet' The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
Argentina 'in contempt' of US court A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
Playing matchmaker in Silicon Valley
Dating coaches update wardrobes, make reservations and even buy new hand towels.
Silicon: Imagine life without glass
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt looks at the economics behind chemical elements.
Quiz: Degrees of default
The student loan default rate in 2013 dipped to its lowest point since the recession.
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