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August 30, 2014
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PRI's The World: 8/29/2014 The UK raises its terror alert level from "substantial" to "severe" in light of the developments in Syria and Iraq. Also, a weapons researcher analyzes online photos and videos for clues to the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. And the Hello Kitty phenomenon and its roots.
PRI's The World: 8/28/2014 Much of the focus about undocumented immigrants in the US has focused on Latinos, but many Asians are also undocumented and are less vocal about coming out of the shadows. And the war in Ukraine heats up while Russia's involvement only intensifies. Plus, an art project that has people digging for gold in England.
PRI's The World: 8/27/2014 30 Mosques in 30 Days ? comedian Aman Ali visited a different mosque every day for a month and blogged about it. Also, Chinese calligraphy falls by the wayside as texting takes over. And the Times of London brings the sound of typewriters back to the newsroom ? for inspiration.
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Ukraine near 'point of no return' Ukraine's president says his country is "close to a point of no return - full scale-war", as the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia.
Iraq in push to free Amerli town Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga have begun a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say.
Iran anger over new US sanctions Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.
Micro-unit apartments: Tiny and booming
Cities experiment to accommodate the glut of singles and childless couples.
What was your first job?
Tales from your first paycheck.
Tech IRL: A smart way to stay cool
This week, a new app promises to control the air conditioning remotely.
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