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PRI's The World: 9/29/2014 It's been a summer of upheaval and violence around the world, but Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argues that deadly violence is decreasing globally and has been for decades. Plus, we get the latest on the student protests in Hong Kong, and as well as the view from Beijing. And we take the pulse of the Indian-American community in New York City as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Madison Square Garden.
PRI's The World: 9/26/2014 We meet a group of Yazidi women who've managed to escape from their ISIS kidnappers. The women say they're happy to be free but remain uncertain for their future. And from the satire desk, a stand up comedian reveals what's behind the social media hashtag #muslimapology. Also, this might be the best time to be a beer lover as America's craft beer boom is getting more popular in far-flung places around the world
PRI's The World: 9/25/2014 Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down ? we take a look at the legacy he will leave. Also, a Syrian resident worries American air strikes may drive other Syrians to support extremist groups. And we head to a London pub where Kate Bush mania is flourishing.
World Headlines
Hong Kong leader in protest appeal Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.
Afghans sign deal to keep US troops The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned' At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.
How insurers are adjusting payment to medical providers
Commercial insurers are ditching or at least tweaking the way they pay providers.
When you die, who gets your digital assets?
Families of the deceased struggle to access the digital life of loved ones.
Playing matchmaker in Silicon Valley
Dating coaches update wardrobes, make reservations and even buy new hand towels.
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