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PRI's The World: 08/31/2015 President Barack Obama goes to the Arctic to visit Alaska. He's there for a global get-together looking at issues facing the region, including energy production and climate change. We'll give you a preview of the president's trip. We also hear about a chef from France who was in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. He served pastries to guests at a five-star hotel there before the levees broke. Even though Katrina ended his career in the Big Easy, now he's started over with a new restaurant in New Mexico.
PRI's The World: 08/28/2015 We hear exactly how smugglers are trafficking migrants through Europe. One reporter was interviewing a Syrian family in Serbia when a smuggler named Alex walked up to them and started negotiating. We'll hear some of that recorded conversation. Also, the majority of medical school students in Pakistan are female, but the majority of practicing doctors are male. Why do so few women who graduate from med school end up practicing their profession? Plus, we speak with one of the twins at the heart of the documentary, "Twinsters."
PRI's The World: 08/27/2015 In the wake of the televised killing of two journalists in Virginia yesterday, and the spread of the grisly images via social media, we turn to someone who studies the role of the Internet in society and the similarities with the way ISIS militants have used video and social media. We also hear why news sites in China went big with the Virginia shooting story. Plus, a toucan in Brazil gets a replacement beak ? using a 3D printer.
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Migrants barred from Hungary station Hundreds of migrants protest outside a major railway station in Budapest after police seal off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU.
Thousands of Clinton emails released Thousands of pages detailing Hillary Clinton's emails while US secretary of state are released, including many censored after being deemed classified.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games is scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.
Europe is still reeling from the migrant crisis
The BBC speaks to refugees about Hungary's razor wire border fence.
Big Fun Toys plays the niche card
Owner Steve Presser fights online shopping and price checking with kindness.
Wes Craven's legacy: Hollywood loves horror
As the director demonstrated, it doesn't take a big budget to make a huge hit.
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