Last updated 5:20AM ET
September 23, 2014
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.
US strikes Islamic State in Syria The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.
Algeria militants seize Frenchman Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.
China jails Uighur academic for life A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".