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World leaders are converging on New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. All eyes were on President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, both of whom spoke Monday morning at UN headquarters. The two leaders are also supposed to meet for talks focusing on Syria and Ukraine. Also, it's been a year since 43 Mexican students went missing. We hear from an activist who wants to keep the memory of those disappeared students alive. Plus, our language editor Patrick Cox invites you to invent your own English words.
We're going to take break from the grind of life here on Earth, and talk a bit about Pluto. New photos of Pluto are being sent back by NASA's New Horizon spacecraft. Plus, we'll have the latest from Saudi Arabia a day after a deadly stampede at the yearly pilgrimage, the Hajj. We also hear the crazy tale of an Englishman who chucked it all in to go gold prospecting in California.
Pope Francis became the first Pontiff to speak before a joint US Congress on Thursday. He used the opportunity to talk about everything from climate change to the global arms trade. And, as the Pope heads to New York, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for meetings with President Obama in Washington. We also speak with a Pakistani comedian who's got some pretty funny things to say about Ahmed Mohamed and his clock.
Pope Francis' six-day visit to the United States is now in full swing. He's traveling in the Popemobile, and we look at the different styles and models used through the ages. We also hear the heart-breaking story of a Syrian couple split apart by war, and take a look back at the Italian heritage of baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, who has died at the age of 90.
The fallout from Volkswagen's emissions debacle continues. We'll explore the effect on three brands: brand Volkswagen, brand diesel and brand Germany. We hear a preview of two high-profile visits of world leaders to the United States. Pope Francis arrives in Washington, DC, and Chinese President Xi Jinping touches down in Seattle. Plus, host Marco Wermon engages in a wide-ranging conversation with author Salman Rushdie. He not only talks about his new book, but also about his native India and how his own fantastical mash-ups of East and West play out in real life.
Today we bring you a Cuban dissident's view of the Pope's visit. Plus, we'll head to Croatia to hear how the country is coping with an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, and we also hear from a family of Syrian refugees who have relocated to California, one of the small number Syrians to be relocated in the US.