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July 29, 2014
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PRI's The World: 7/28/14 We continue to closely follow events in the Middle East today, where a lull in the fighting, is giving both sides time to take stock of what's happened. Plus, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa seems to be getting worse, with a reported case now in Nigeria. And, how free birth control could change the lives of the poor in the Philippines.
PRI's The World: 7/25/14 We take you to El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego known as "Little Baghdad," where many Iraqi refugees are worried about what's happening back home. Also, jousting hasn't really been popular since the 14th century, but it's still around. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria opens up his castle for a tournament. And, John Smith is known as the guy who Pocahontas saved, or so he claimed. He also helped bring the English language to America.
PRI's The World: 7/24/14 A United Nations run school comes under attack in Gaza, killing at least 13 people taking shelter there. Also, what the attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 means for Ukraine, Russia and Vladimir Putin. And celebrating Ramadan in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its Gaza bombardment and warns of a long conflict ahead.
EU widens sanctions against Russia The EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, going beyond asset freezes and travel bans.
China investigates ex-security chief China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
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