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September 19, 2014
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PRI's The World: 9/18/2014 Immigration courts are starting to decide the fate of tens of thousands of young Central Americans who entered the the US illegally. We wonder what has happened to migrants after they've been deported. Plus, the UK becomes one of the first western countries to create an Islamic finance investment bond. And as Scotland goes to the polls today, we visit a bagpipe factory in Pakistan, of all places.
PRI's The World: 9/17/2014 The Obama Administration sends US troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Plus, passengers in Pakistan chase a former government minister off a plane after his late arrival kept them waiting at the gate for hours. And a fashion designer who's making stunning patterns from images of cancer cells.
PRI's The World: 9/16/2014 The US carries out airstrikes near Baghdad where a tense sectarian mood is emerging and where the "fear of the other is seeping even to the people you know." Also, a Ukrainian-American author writes about the Ukrainian community in Brighton Beach and muses on the relationships between those who left and those who stayed behind. Plus, the coffee maker that turned James Bond into a coffee snob.
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Salmond to quit after Scots vote No Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.
Guilty plea in US embassy bombings An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
French launch first strikes on IS President Hollande says France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, joining the US in military action against the group.
The numbers for September 19, 2014
Alibaba surges, Scotland stays and the other stories we're reading Friday morning.
The risks and rewards of Alibaba's IPO
While some think shares are priced low, others worry about the deal's structure.
PODCAST: The nuance of inflation
Alibaba starts trading, UK interest rates, and the nuance of inflation.
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