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PRI's The World: 07/31/2015 Is this the beginning of the end of Ebola? We hear about an experimental vaccine that shows promise. We also hear how Latin America is becoming increasingly dangerous ? and deadly ? for journalists. Plus, an international supermodel is photographed visiting her plastic surgeon in Paris, dressed head-to-toe in a burqa.
PRI's The World: 07/30/2015 A large piece of an airplane wing was found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Authorities are examining the piece to see if it might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing more than a year ago with 239 passengers and crew on board. Plus, can you treat gun violence like an infectious disease? A program called Cure Violence thinks you can, both in the United States and abroad. Also, comedian Aziz Ansari took a brief tour of the world for his new book Modern Romance: An Investigation. Ansari checked out the single's scene in Tokyo, Buenos Aires and Paris and the way folks meet, date and tie the knot.
PRI's The World: 07/29/2015 Sources in the Afghan government say they're investigating claims that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died. Plus, Cecil the Lion, a beloved figure in a Zimbabwean game reserve, was killed by a dentist from Minnesota who paid more than $50,000 to hunt game in Zimbabwe. Also, Boston has taken itself out of the running for the 2024 Summer Olympics ? and that might be good news for Toronto.
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Greek shares plunge as market reopens The main Athens stock index, the Athex, plunges by 22.87% on Monday as trading resumes after a five-week closure.
Syrian plane crashes in bomb raids A Syrian warplane crashes in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha amid bombing raids, killing 12 people, activists say.
Saudi king cuts short French holiday King Salman of Saudi Arabia cuts short a holiday on the French Riviera where the closure of a beach for his security caused an uproar.
How leasing boosted the auto industry
Consumers end up back in the market two or three years later.
Many Boomers can't afford to retire
Lost wealth from the recession and longer life expectancy are partly to blame.
A giant robot that shoots ... T-shirts?
Could fighting exoskeletons be the future of sports entertainment?
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