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September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014
PRI's The World: 9/15/2014 A Minneapolis teen disappears and then surfaces in Syria. Her family fears she may have been recruited by militants. Also, a group of American doctors heads to the Ebola outbreak zone. And Grimms' fairy tales get a new English translation ? darker, but also funnier.
PRI's The World: 9/12/2014 How does the so-called "coalition" expect to tackle the ISIS threat and how exactly does ISIS recruit young Western women to their cause? Plus, a visit to a building in Venezuela that's been dubbed "the world's largest squat," and how the government is now trying to clear it out. And, a look at this weekend's New York dance-fest, Turntables on the Hudson.
PRI's The World: 9/11/2014 13 years after the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11th, America once again braces for war. But President Obama says it's a different target and a different kind of war. This time, the target is the Islamic State ? or ISIS ? and the war, the President says, will involve targeted air strikes and very few boots on the ground. Plus, we'll take you to Libya, where the talk is of the second anniversary of the attacks on the US mission in Benghazi. And, a new UN study shows that the ozone layer may be healing itself, at least in part because the world came together years ago and decided to stop using aerosol sprays.
Ukraine rebels to get self-rule Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to rebel-controlled regions in the east and an amnesty for rebel fighters.
First US strike under new IS plan The US carries out an air strike in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.
Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge The pro-independence camp in Scotland calls a devolution pledge by the main UK parties an "insult" while pro-union campaigners hail it as a "vision".
U.S. Begins Airstrikes In Support Of Iraqi Ground Forces The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.
Ukraine Approves EU Pact And Temporary Self-Rule For Rebels The parliament voted to strengthen economic ties with the EU beginning in 2016. It also approved a deal to allow self-rule in some separatist-held areas, a move likely to be rejected by the rebels.
How To Measure Success Against The New Monster In The Middle East? But most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.