September 24, 2014 02:04 UTC

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Audio Experts: Population to Grow from 7 to 11 Billion

Our planet is home to about seven billion people. A new report predicts the world’s population is likely to increase to almost 11-billion by 2100. The new estimates are based on the most modern statistical tools. | As It Is More


In the News

Airstrike on Abu Kamal ISIL residence by coalition forces, Raqqah, Syria, Sept. 23, 2014. (U.S. Central Command Center)

Audio US, Arab Allies Bomb Militant Targets in Syria

At the U.N. Climate Summit. Obama calls for new international agreement against greenhouse gas releases. And, CDC says Ebola could infect 1.4 million by January. | In the News More


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Growth, Climate Change Threaten African Plants and Animalsi
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09/23/2014
Researchers believe Africa may lose as much as 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of this century.
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Video Growth, Climate Change Threaten African Plants and Animals

Researchers believe Africa may lose as much as 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of this century.
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Video A Step Forward in Artificial Intelligence Research

The American company IBM says its new microprocessor works much like the human brain.
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Video News Words: Critical

Have you heard the word critical used in the news lately? Listen to our hosts and comment or ask a question below.
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Video Hundreds Attend Free Language School in Hanoi

Two brothers in Vietnam are helping Hanoi’s poorest students by giving classes in English and Japanese.
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Video Raw Chocolate May Be Healthier

The experts disagree on the health qualities of chocolate. But most agree that raw chocolate could be the healthiest kind available.

The Day in Photos

A young Syrian Kurdish refugee boy carries an infant after crossing the Syrian-Turkish border, near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 23, 2014.

A young Syrian Kurdish refugee boy carries an infant after crossing the Syrian-Turkish border, near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 23, 2014.

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Dr. Jill talks about the gestures we use when we greet people in different countries.

SCHEDULE for TALK2US

Monday, September 22, 1700 UTC: Jonathan Evans hosts an “Open Mic” discussion – Any questions?

Tuesday, September 23, 1300 UTC: Ashley Thompson serves up some yummy Food Idioms

Wednesday, September 24, 1900 UTC: Adam Brock answers questions about American Culture

Thursday, September 25, 1300 UTC: Dr. Jill Robbins welcomes English Teachers to call about Teacher Topics

Friday, September 26, 1500 UTC: Caty Weaver talks about Phrasal Verbs

 

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