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August 28, 2016
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PRI's The World: 08/26/2016 The World's Global Nation team has been investigating conditions at facilities where the government holds migrants ? most of them from Central America ? who are awaiting court dates or deportation. We've been looking specifically at what it's like for women and children. We've found instances of mothers and their very young children locked up for up to a year. Then, as we mark the centennial of the US National Parks System, we'll hear how China is building its own park system. Plus, we'll hear from the French consul general in New Orleans about the support that his country is giving to Louisiana in its efforts to recover from recent flooding.
PRI's The World: 08/25/2016 Several French cities have outlawed full body swimsuits, known as burkinis, for being un-French. Now, those bans are being challenged in the French courts. Also, an Asian American journalist writes about being attacked ? and then spared ? because of his race at a Black Lives Matter protest. He joins us on the program to give his very personal perspective on that experience. Plus, there's a debate raging in Thailand right now about whether it's better to squat or sit when using the toilet.
PRI's The World: 08/24/2016 We begin in Italy, where an overnight earthquake struck several towns and killed at least 120 people. We'll take you to one of the places devastated by the quake to bring you an eye witness account. We also hear why the tire company Michelin has decided to refuse to purchase rubber from suppliers who have engaged in deforestation. Plus, we take a trip to the Arctic for a journey through the Northwest Passage on a cruise ship. Climate change means that's now possible ? but it's still a risky proposition.
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Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes Turkey says it has killed 25 militants near Jarablus in Syria, while a monitoring group reports 35 civilian deaths in same area.
Germany's Sigmar Gabriel defends middle finger gesture Germany's economy minister and vice-chancellor has defended flicking the middle finger to a group of right-wing protesters earlier this month.
Passengers post pictures of plane's engine 'blown apart' A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando in Florida had to make an emergency landing after a major problem with one of its two engines.
There might be a way to eliminate traffic jams
Just in time for the holiday weekend.
Tech Intervention: There's such a thing as too many Ks
If people aren't buying 4k TVs, why would they go for 8k?
Americans are eating more cheese than ever
Then why is the government buying surplus of the dairy staple? The global market is saturated.
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