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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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Arrests as Austria tightens border Austrian authorities say they have detained five suspected people smugglers as they tighten the Hungarian border after the deaths of 71 migrants.
IS 'blows up' major Palmyra temple The Islamic State group has destroyed part of the world-famous Temple of Bel at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, reports say.
Bangkok police claim bomber hunt reward Thailand's police chief says an $83,000 public reward will go to his own men after they arrested a suspect in the deadly bombing of a Bangkok shrine.
At Instagram, it's no longer hip to be square
To accommodate advertisers, the sharing app is expanding beyond its classic format
Weekly Wrap: The stock market, oil and Janet Yellen
Nela Richardson and Sudeep Reddy join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Refugee smuggling is a big, bad business
The networks moving migrants to Europe are highly complex and competitive.
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