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October 9, 2015
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PRI's The World: 10/08/2015 Coral reefs are in big trouble worldwide. We'll examine the role climate change plays and what the solutions are. Plus, we hear about an athlete called "Faker." He lives in Seoul and has been dubbed the Lebron James of computer gaming. Also, you've never heard an Irish band quite like Hare Squead. They're a group based in Dublin, with roots in Congo and Egypt.
PRI's The World: 10/07/2015 The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders demands an independent probe into the deadly US air strike on its Afghan hospital. Also, Kurdish activists accuse Facebook of censoring what they post. Plus, the grandmaster of international spy thrillers, Frederick Forsyth, talks about his new autobiography.
PRI's The World: 10/06/2015 The Kremlin says, no, not officially, but indications are that Russian "volunteers" may end up in Syria joining the fight. Also, we'll talk about hurricane modeling, and examine why the United States seems to be falling behind when it comes to predicting accurately when and where big storms will hit. Plus, we hear the story behind a singer who ended up campaigning for former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
World Headlines
US to abandon training new Syria rebels The US is to stop efforts to train new Syrian rebel forces and says it will shift to providing equipment and weapons to existing forces.
Big rise in German attacks on migrants Germany has had almost 500 attacks on asylum hostels so far this year - three times more than in 2014.
India anger at Saudi arm chopping India says it has complained to Saudi Arabia after an employer allegedly chopped off an Indian maid?s arm when she tried to escape.
Baseball economics hits a homerun for the Mets
One reason the Mets are in the playoffs for the first time in several years: math.
VW scandal unlikely to embolden regulators
Regulators are still starved for cash from Congress to boost testing and enforcement.
The battle lines shape up on the TPP
The terms aren't public, but that hasn't slowed down the pundits and politicos.
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