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August 20, 2014
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PRI's The World: 8/19/2014 Tweeting tear gas tips ? residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000 on a coyote to help their kids get to Baltimore. And dating across cultures ? what happens when Russians and Americans mix over a candlelit dinner?
PRI's The World: 8/18/2014 We go on the ground in Monrovia where an Ebola treatment center in Liberia's capital was attacked and looted over the weekend. Also, we're getting word that Iraqi military forces have retaken an important dam near Mosul. We'll hear from an Iraqi civil engineer who knows the history of the dam and its strategic importance. Plus, locals on Scotland's Isle of Coll are trying to decide whether they'd like to have cell service on the island or not.
PRI's The World: 08/15/2014 Many are wondering whether the lack of diversity on the Ferguson police force in Missouri has played a role in the recent violence there. We speak with Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief for The Daily Beast, about whether French police forces are any more diverse, and whether such diversity even makes much of a difference. And speaking of diversity on police forces, we meet the first and only Kurdish cop in Nashville, Tennessee. Plus, a photographer travels the globe to get the perfect shark photo.
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Foley 'barbaric murder' shocks West The US, UK and France voice abhorrence at the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by an Islamic State (IS) militant.
Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief' The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 19 people dead in Gaza.
Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
Who created that app? A teacher
Teachers are big creators of digital learning tools.
British pubs: popular but disappearing
Britain's famous warm hostelries are giving way to supermarkets and other stores.
China levies record antitrust fines on foreign firms
China levies $200 million of fines on Japanese auto parts makers.
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