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July 31, 2015
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PRI's The World: 07/31/2015 Is this the beginning of the end of Ebola? We hear about an experimental vaccine that shows promise. We also hear how Latin America is becoming increasingly dangerous ? and deadly ? for journalists. Plus, an international supermodel is photographed visiting her plastic surgeon in Paris, dressed head-to-toe in a burqa.
PRI's The World: 07/30/2015 A large piece of an airplane wing was found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Authorities are examining the piece to see if it might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing more than a year ago with 239 passengers and crew on board. Plus, can you treat gun violence like an infectious disease? A program called Cure Violence thinks you can, both in the United States and abroad. Also, comedian Aziz Ansari took a brief tour of the world for his new book Modern Romance: An Investigation. Ansari checked out the single's scene in Tokyo, Buenos Aires and Paris and the way folks meet, date and tie the knot.
PRI's The World: 07/29/2015 Sources in the Afghan government say they're investigating claims that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died. Plus, Cecil the Lion, a beloved figure in a Zimbabwean game reserve, was killed by a dentist from Minnesota who paid more than $50,000 to hunt game in Zimbabwe. Also, Boston has taken itself out of the running for the 2024 Summer Olympics ? and that might be good news for Toronto.
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Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable' A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".
Putin 'ordered Litvinenko killing' Russian President Vladimir Putin "personally ordered" the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the inquiry into the death of the former spy hears.
Zimbabwe 'seeks lion Cecil's killer' The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, the country's environment minister says.
Early results suggest an effective Ebola vaccine
The treatment provided total protection to people in close contact with patients.
PODCAST: Tuning with the push of a button
Puerto Rico's debt, fitness IPOs, and a self-tuning guitar
In debt crisis, Puerto Rico's economy is pressured
The commonwealth struggles with repayment and lacks industry besides tourism.
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