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July 31, 2014
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PRI's The World: 7/31/2014 The Ebola outbreak continues to worsen in West Africa. Should you be concerned about it reaching the US? Plus, is Israel's military campaign in Gaza changing the attitudes of American Jews toward Israel? Also, a local story with global connections. A popular supermarket chain here in New England was founded by a Greek immigrant. It still caters to and employs a large number of immigrants, but now a highly unusual labor dispute threatens the chain's existence.
PRI's The World: 07/30/14 We meet two friends ? one a Palestinian, the other an Israeli. They both live in Jerusalem, but across the divide. Also, massive mysterious sinkholes appear in Siberia. And Turkey's deputy prime minister says women shouldn't laugh in public. Turkish women respond with a social media campaign of smiles.
PRI's The World: 7/29/14 How Iraq was lost. A documentary filmmaker goes back and pieces together the moments where the US seems to have lost the war in Iraq. Plus investigators are still trying to reach the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, but fierce fighting is blocking their way. And, a Russian ban on underwear.
World Headlines
Israel and Hamas 'agree new truce' Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, the US and UN say.
Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 20 A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 20 people and injures more than 200 others.
WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
Driverless cars may injure insurers
Who pays when driverless cars have accidents?
Don't bother shopping around for your contact lenses
Johnson & Johnson stops retailers from discounting its Acuvue lenses
Meet the baseball player who invented the high five
Mike Jacobs on Grantland?s short documentary, "30 for 30: The High Five".
NPR Nation/World News