PRI's The World: 10/23/2013 (Japan, Australia, Libya)

October 23, 2013

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It's not everyday that a Chinese newspaper takes on the government. We hear about the Chinese paper that is demanding that police release one of its reporters. And we meet Alex Owumi - born in Nigeria and raised in Boston - who wound up playing on Gaddafi's basketball team on the eve of the Libyan revolution.

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Rising star Koji Uehara could be the Red Sox's ace for the World Series

Pitching will be key in the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Some fans say the Cardinals have a slight advantage when its comes to their roster of starting pitchers. But the Red Sox have an ace in the bullpen — Japanese relief pitcher Koji Uehara, with his fastball and two-fingered splitter to confound Cardinal batters in the late innings.