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Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India share the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the rights of children. We'll find out more about the lesser-known Satyarthi and his battle against child labor in India. Also today, the US Ambassador to Liberia tells us about daily life in the capital Monrovia and the challenges ahead in the fight against Ebola there. And a pop-up shop in New York devoted to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Did deforestation contribute to the Ebola outbreak? Also, Kenya's tourism industry is taking a hit because of Ebola fears. Plus, a French novelist wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The first person diagnosed with Ebola here in the US has died. Federal officials say they will begin temperature screenings of passengers arriving from West Africa at five American airports. Also today, the battle for Kobani, the Syrian town on the Turkish border where Kurdish fighters are fighting desperately to keep their city out of the hands of ISIS. Plus, the brouhaha over a US-Russian exchange program after a Russian student sought asylum here in the US. And because we couldn't resist, the tale of the pig-nosed turtle and its unique properties.
Air strikes may not be enough to save the Syrian border town of Kobani from falling into the hands of fighters from the so-called Islamic State. Also today, the Nobel Prize for Physics went to scientists whose invention led to the LED technology that lights our homes and screens. Plus, why so many working women in The Netherlands work part-time.
A radio program in Atlanta reaches out to the area's big African immigrant community. The main topics of conversation lately are Ebola, and American attitudes toward anyone of African descent. Also, the language of science during this Nobel Prize season. And, a new television show in Iraq pokes fun at Islamic State militants.
The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the US is proving divisive for Liberians living here. One young Liberian-American is combating stereotyping. Plus, the latest on the clashes in Hong Kong. And, a musician who likes to take a unique and funny approach to the ancient art of Carnatic music.