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October 7, 2015
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PRI's The World: 10/06/2015 The Kremlin says, no, not officially, but indications are that Russian "volunteers" may end up in Syria joining the fight. Also, we'll talk about hurricane modeling, and examine why the United States seems to be falling behind when it comes to predicting accurately when and where big storms will hit. Plus, we hear the story behind a singer who ended up campaigning for former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
PRI's The World: 10/05/2015 Today we ask why the US launched air-strikes on a hospital in Afghanistan. Also, we hear how a Noble prize-winning doctor in China developed an anti-malaria drug from a Chinese herbal medicine, and why residents of Beirut speak three languages ? often in the same sentence.
PRI's The World: 10/02/2015 Where does the United States stack up in the list of "the world's most dangerous countries?" We find out from someone who studies global gun violence, and can put the levels of such violence in the United States in perspective. One UNC professor also discusses with us what role social media plays, if any, in propagating and promoting gun violence. Later, we bring you a story on refugees resettling in Burlington, Vermont, and hear from business owners who are increasingly relying on these new arrivals to fill worker shortages. Plus, we take a look at the 50th anniversary of the Immigration Act, which transformed the US.
World Headlines
Russia 'hits IS in Syria from Caspian' Russia says it has launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea - about 1,500km (930 miles) away.
Blatter provisionally suspended by Fifa Fifa president Sepp Blatter is provisionally suspended for 90 days after an investigation by its ethics committee.
DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.
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