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July 30, 2014
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PRI's The World: 7/29/14 How Iraq was lost. A documentary filmmaker goes back and pieces together the moments where the US seems to have lost the war in Iraq. Plus investigators are still trying to reach the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, but fierce fighting is blocking their way. And, a Russian ban on underwear.
PRI's The World: 7/28/14 We continue to closely follow events in the Middle East today, where a lull in the fighting, is giving both sides time to take stock of what's happened. Plus, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa seems to be getting worse, with a reported case now in Nigeria. And, how free birth control could change the lives of the poor in the Philippines.
PRI's The World: 7/25/14 We take you to El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego known as "Little Baghdad," where many Iraqi refugees are worried about what's happening back home. Also, jousting hasn't really been popular since the 14th century, but it's still around. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria opens up his castle for a tournament. And, John Smith is known as the guy who Pocahontas saved, or so he claimed. He also helped bring the English language to America.
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Strike on Gaza market 'kills 17' At least 17 people are killed and 160 hurt as an Israeli strike hits a market crowded with shoppers near Gaza City, Palestinian officials say.
Ukraine claims key town near Donetsk The Ukrainian army says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.
Somali 'killed for not wearing veil' Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.
Fed Continues To Ease Up On Economic Stimulus The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates.
Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Ar?nç was expounding on what an ideal chaste woman should be. Women around the world reacted by taking pictures of themselves laughing.
Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later One study suggests middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking may be twice as likely to develop serious memory issues as the years wear on.
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