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October 20, 2014
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PRI's The World: 10/17/2014 Cuba's medical brigades and their contributions to the international response on Ebola. Plus, the story of a Sikh-American who has dealt with stigma and prejudice by engaging people with humor. And from the far north, how the people of Nunavut keep the polar bears at bay so their children can trick or treat on Halloween.
PRI's The World: 10/16/2014 We continue our coverage of the West Africa Ebola crisis and we explore the fictional world of medical thrillers with the screenwriter of the 2011 film "Contagion." Also, a conversation with Pakistani writer Bina Shah about the depiction of her homeland in the new season of "Homeland." And, Sing Peak in Yosemite honors the national park's Chinese past.
PRI's The World: 10/15/2014 One thing Ebola means for Liberians ? daily life without touching, hugging or shaking hands. Plus, how protesters in Hong Kong are using art to support their calls for more democracy. And a reality check on President Obama's strategy for dealing with ISIS.
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Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, its foreign minister says.
Two Japan ministers quit amid rows Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.
Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free The World Health Organization is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.
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Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections ? but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.
Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.
U.S. Airdrops Weapons, Ammo, Medical Supplies To Kurds In Kobani In an effort assist Kurdish forces in the Syrian border town, the U.S. military said Sunday the dropped supplies were meant to help resistance to Islamic State efforts to control Kobani.
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