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August 31, 2015
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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.
PRI's The World: 08/26/2015 Donald Trump and Univision's Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange about immigration during a live press conference. Also, a shrinking Chinese economy is bad news for the US auto industry. Plus, forget cows and pigs, farmers in California want you to eat crickets.
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Deadly protests after Ukraine vote One national guard member dies and about 100 others are wounded outside Ukraine's parliament, after MPs backed greater autonomy in the rebel-held east.
Merkel warns of 'failure' on migrants German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "Europe as a whole needs to move" on how to deal with refugees and migrants arriving in the EU.
Palmyra temple 'still standing' Palmyra's ancient Temple of Bel is still standing despite a bid by the Islamic State group to blow it up, Syria's antiquities chief says.
The skies feel very friendly for airlines
Industry profits are at new highs, but passengers still feel so squeezed.
They're a hot investment, but are ETFs safe?
The infrastructure behind these funds may not be keeping up with their growth.
Movie trailers become events of their own
A good trailer can attract millions of viewers online, long before the movie opens.
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