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7:48 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Coup Leaders Arrested In Burundi As Uprising Is Quashed

Police forces patrol on a deserted major road in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, on Thursday following a failed coup.
Erik Esbjornsson AP

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 12:14 pm

Three leaders of a failed coup in Burundi have been arrested, but the public face of the putsch is reportedly still on the run as President Pierre Nkurunziza seeks to reassert his authority over his fractured central African country.

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The Two-Way
7:30 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Actor Johnny Depp's Dogs Are Flown Out Of Australia After Threat Of Destruction

Actor Johnny Depp brought his dogs to Australia without first placing them under a mandated 10-day quarantine.
Toshifumi Kitamura AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 12:45 pm

It appears that a great quarantine drama starring the pets of one of America's most renowned actors has come to an end with a tweet from Australia's agriculture minister:

In case you haven't been paying attention, here's the back story that explains that unceremonious tweet:

Actor Johnny Depp was thrown into a controversy when Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce threatened to euthanize his dogs.

Joyce was concerned that somehow Depp had brought his dogs to Australia without first placing them under the mandated 10-day quarantine. The AFP reports:

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TED Radio Hour
7:18 am
Fri May 15, 2015

How Can You Restore Trust In Government?

"If we don't trust in our own capacity, who should we trust in?" — Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou
James Duncan Davidson Courtesy of TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About George Papandreou's TED Talk

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says politicians like him have lost the trust of their citizens and it needs to be restored.

About George Papandreou

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The Two-Way
5:36 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Missing Marine Helicopter Is Found In Nepal

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 11:08 am

A Marine helicopter that went missing while conducting an earthquake relief mission in Nepal was found Friday, 8 miles from Charikot, Nepal.

It's likely that the eight crew members onboard died in the crash, Lt. Gen. John Wissler said during a press conference. Nepalese Defense Secretary Prasad Paudyal told The Wall Street Journal his forces had pulled three bodies from the wreckage.

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Asia
4:54 am
Fri May 15, 2015

U.S. Raises Opposition To China's Moves In South China Sea

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 1:44 pm

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Fine Art
4:25 am
Fri May 15, 2015

1921 Matisse, 'Seated Woman,' To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 10:44 am

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Asia
4:13 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Aid Workers Ramp Up Efforts In Nepal Before Monsoon Season

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:35 pm

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Sports
4:42 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

ESPN Documentary Explores Allegations Of Corruption Within FIFA

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 8:35 pm

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Parallels
4:42 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Why Everyone's Talking About Israel's New Justice Minister

Ayelet Shaked of the right-wing Jewish Home party, shown here on May 6, is Israel's new justice minister. During her two years in parliament, she called for bringing more conservative judges to Israel's highest court.
Gali Tibbon AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 2:33 pm

Among the faces in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new right-wing government, one is drawing particular attention: Ayelet Shaked, the new justice minister.

Shaked is secular, lives in liberal Tel Aviv, and has a background in the high-tech industry. Ari Soffer, the managing editor of Israel National News, calls her a patriot.

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Parallels
4:42 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

The Man Who Keeps Tabs On U.S. Money Spent In Afghanistan

John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, testifies on Capitol Hill last June. Sopko says the Afghans are still having trouble managing the money the U.S. sends to the country. The U.S. has spent $110 billion on Afghanistan's reconstruction since 2002.
Charles Dharapak ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 1:46 pm

John Sopko, whose job is to watch over U.S. government spending in Afghanistan, says it's not his job to be a cheerleader — it's to speak truth to power.

"I am often the bringer of bad news to people. Or at least that's what some people think," he says.

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