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July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015
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.
PRI's The World: 07/28/2015 An investigation by a Reuters reporter shows there's been a strange spike in cancer cases among employees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Plus, the son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death by a court in Tripoli for war crimes committed during the revolution in 2011. Also, the International Association of Athletics Federations says it will no longer gender test athletes. That's a victory for an Indian sprinter.
PRI's The World: 07/27/2015 The United States says it's working with Turkey to create an "ISIS-free zone" in northern Syria. It marks a major shift in policy for both countries. But will the intervention make a difference? Plus we find out why every July Korea's professional basketball league makes Las Vegas its temporary home. And a reporter is spending the next few weeks with scientists on a glacier in Greenland.
Plane part tested for MH370 link Officials on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion are investigating if a piece of a plane washed up there is from missing flight MH370.
India executes Mumbai bomb plotter India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.
US lion killer 'sorry for disruption' Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.
Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.
Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.