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July 31, 2014
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PRI's The World: 07/30/14 We meet two friends ? one a Palestinian, the other an Israeli. They both live in Jerusalem, but across the divide. Also, massive mysterious sinkholes appear in Siberia. And Turkey's deputy prime minister says women shouldn't laugh in public. Turkish women respond with a social media campaign of smiles.
PRI's The World: 7/29/14 How Iraq was lost. A documentary filmmaker goes back and pieces together the moments where the US seems to have lost the war in Iraq. Plus investigators are still trying to reach the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, but fierce fighting is blocking their way. And, a Russian ban on underwear.
PRI's The World: 7/28/14 We continue to closely follow events in the Middle East today, where a lull in the fighting, is giving both sides time to take stock of what's happened. Plus, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa seems to be getting worse, with a reported case now in Nigeria. And, how free birth control could change the lives of the poor in the Philippines.
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Gaza school attack unacceptable - US The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.
Explosions shake Taiwanese city A series of suspected gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kill at least 15 people and injure scores of others.
WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
Students and families are borrowing less for college
Higher education isn't getting cheaper, but how families pay for it is changing.
Bank of America will pay a $1.3 billion penalty
A refresher on Bank of America's role in the housing market crash.
Thanks for the economy, Boomers
Blaming the economy on a whole generation, with Chris Farrell.
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