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September 23, 2014
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PRI's The World: 9/22/2014 A day after climate change activists took to the streets of New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announce they are divesting $50 billion worth of fossil fuel investments. Are marches and investments what we need to turn global warming around? Also, as sea levels rise, American coastal cities are looking for ways to avoid flooding. Who better to turn to for ideas than the Dutch? Plus, the language of food and why so many food items seem to get lost in translation.
PRI's The World: 9/19/2014 Scotland votes down independence. What does it mean for the country's future? Plus, after arriving in the US, young migrants face a new challenge ? starting school. And Chinese tennis star Li Na retires.
PRI's The World: 9/18/2014 Immigration courts are starting to decide the fate of tens of thousands of young Central Americans who entered the the US illegally. We wonder what has happened to migrants after they've been deported. Plus, the UK becomes one of the first western countries to create an Islamic finance investment bond. And as Scotland goes to the polls today, we visit a bagpipe factory in Pakistan, of all places.
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US strikes Islamic State in Syria The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.
Israel murder suspects shot dead Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.
'Crucial' climate talks set to begin World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.
At in-store clinics, $4 checkups for Wal-Mart workers
The company hopes the clinics will help save money on employee health care.
Investors await another big IPO
The Royal Bank of Scotland hopes to raise $3.5 billion.
Oil companies and environmental non-profits team up
A partnership to cut emissions of methane?a potent greenhouse gas?in drilling.
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