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PRI's The World: 10/07/2015 The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders demands an independent probe into the deadly US air strike on its Afghan hospital. Also, Kurdish activists accuse Facebook of censoring what they post. Plus, the grandmaster of international spy thrillers, Frederick Forsyth, talks about his new autobiography.
PRI's The World: 10/06/2015 The Kremlin says, no, not officially, but indications are that Russian "volunteers" may end up in Syria joining the fight. Also, we'll talk about hurricane modeling, and examine why the United States seems to be falling behind when it comes to predicting accurately when and where big storms will hit. Plus, we hear the story behind a singer who ended up campaigning for former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
PRI's The World: 10/05/2015 Today we ask why the US launched air-strikes on a hospital in Afghanistan. Also, we hear how a Noble prize-winning doctor in China developed an anti-malaria drug from a Chinese herbal medicine, and why residents of Beirut speak three languages ? often in the same sentence.
World Headlines
Russian missiles 'fell on Iran' Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea landed on Iran, unnamed US officials say.
VW's US boss offers 'sincere apology' Volkswagen's US boss makes a "sincere apology" to US lawmakers for installing "defeat devices" to cheat emissions tests on its diesel cars.
Probe captures Pluto's 'blue sky' The New Horizons mission returns its first colour image of Pluto's atmospheric hazes and shows them to have a blue tinge.
Louisiana Chef Paul Prudhomme, Who Popularized Cajun And Creole Food, Dies The internationally renowned chef sparked a cooking craze and inspired other New Orleans restaurateurs. He was 75.
U.S. Says Russian Missiles Intended For Syria Have Crashed In Iran One U.S. official said the cruise missiles were launched from warships in the Caspian Sea. It was unclear where the missiles landed in Iran or if they caused any damage.
Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented ? a first step toward reducing consumption.
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