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August 27, 2014
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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.
PRI's The World: 8/26/2014 Libya is back in the news as the UAE launches airstrikes against rebel militias in a move that surprised the United States. Plus, President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, which could be a precursor to air strikes against rebels there. And Marco goes to see one of four original copies of the Magna Carta, currently at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
PRI's The World: 8/25/2014 Who is Theo Curtis? We hear from a friend of the American writer released yesterday by militants in Syria. Also, we get the details on the Nursa Front, the militant group that held Curtis for nearly two years. And we remember the late Richard Attenborough ? an Oscar-winning film director who saw himself as just a storyteller at heart.
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Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.
Ebola outbreak 'will get worse' A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.
Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers' Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest.
The first day of school is when?
Back-to-school means different things in different states
How to sell your private data - if you really want to
There are a bunch of new ways you can sell your own data for profit.
Survey says: People don't trust pollsters anymore
As the way we use our phones changes, pollsters get left behind.
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