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PRI's The World: 07/27/2015 The United States says it's working with Turkey to create an "ISIS-free zone" in northern Syria. It marks a major shift in policy for both countries. But will the intervention make a difference? Plus we find out why every July Korea's professional basketball league makes Las Vegas its temporary home. And a reporter is spending the next few weeks with scientists on a glacier in Greenland.
PRI's The World: 07/24/2015 President Obama arrived in Kenya Friday for a two-day visit, before heading to Ethiopia on Sunday. He's been outspoken in his criticism of Kenya when it comes to the way the country treats gay people, but are his words making any difference? Plus, after three decades, a vaccine against malaria has been approved for use. But critics say its only 30 percent effective, and there are concerns that it may prove too expensive for many of those afflicted to afford. And, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump caused a big stir when he took his show on the road to the US-Mexico border. We check in with a Mexican journalist and activist to learn how that went down on the Mexican side.
PRI's The World: 07/23/2015 President Obama headed to Kenya and Ethiopia, we'll be taking a look at his legacy in Africa. Filling in for Marco Werman in the host chair is Aaron Schachter today. He speaks with Laura Seay, a professor at Colby College who focuses on US foreign policy in Africa. And our BBC colleague Nkem Ifejika in Kenya introduces us to Suzie Wokabi, founder of Suzie Beauty, a Kenyan cosmetics firm. She decided to return home after living in the US.
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Gaddafi's son sentenced to death A court in Libya sentences Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.
'2,000 migrants' tried Tunnel entry Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel says.
Braking error led to spaceship crash Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.
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Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released In November The former civilian Navy analyst was arrested in 1985 and received a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. He has served nearly 30 years.
Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash, Investigators Say SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.
Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.
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