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A US-led coalition is bombing targets inside Syria, trying to beat back gains by the rebel fighters who call themselves the Islamic State. Also, the environment is front and center in New York City right now. We hear from the Marshall Islands poet who opened the UN climate summit today. Plus, American puppeteers perform to a standing ovation in Tehran.
A day after climate change activists took to the streets of New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announce they are divesting $50 billion worth of fossil fuel investments. Are marches and investments what we need to turn global warming around? Also, as sea levels rise, American coastal cities are looking for ways to avoid flooding. Who better to turn to for ideas than the Dutch? Plus, the language of food and why so many food items seem to get lost in translation.
Scotland votes down independence. What does it mean for the country's future? Plus, after arriving in the US, young migrants face a new challenge — starting school. And Chinese tennis star Li Na retires.
Immigration courts are starting to decide the fate of tens of thousands of young Central Americans who entered the the US illegally. We wonder what has happened to migrants after they've been deported. Plus, the UK becomes one of the first western countries to create an Islamic finance investment bond. And as Scotland goes to the polls today, we visit a bagpipe factory in Pakistan, of all places.
The Obama Administration sends US troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Plus, passengers in Pakistan chase a former government minister off a plane after his late arrival kept them waiting at the gate for hours. And a fashion designer who's making stunning patterns from images of cancer cells.
The US carries out airstrikes near Baghdad where a tense sectarian mood is emerging and where the "fear of the other is seeping even to the people you know." Also, a Ukrainian-American author writes about the Ukrainian community in Brighton Beach and muses on the relationships between those who left and those who stayed behind. Plus, the coffee maker that turned James Bond into a coffee snob.