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3:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

French Government Investigates Military For Alleged Child Abuse

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 8:18 pm

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World Views
3:14 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

World Views: May 1, 2015

Joshua Landis explains rebel advances in Syria and new Saudi aggressiveness in its wars with Iran.

Then Suzette Grillot talks with University of Oklahoma German professor Bob Lemon and Oregon State University Cold War-era cultural scholar Sebastian Heiduschke about cinema and literature in East Germany.

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World Views
2:59 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Landis: Saudi Arabia's New King Has Helped Put Syria's Assad On The Ropes

Saudi Arabian King Salman (left) talks with his predecessor King Abdullah in 2012. The two men have remarkably different strategys when it comes to dealing with Islamist militants.
Saudi Press Agency Reuters

Syria observers are questioning whether President Bashar al-Assad's time could be running short after rebels captured two large, northern cities inside of a month. Despite attempts to mount a counteroffensive, Syrian troops have been unable to regain any ground lost in the cities of Idlib and Jisr al-Shughour just south of the Turkish border.

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It's All Politics
9:14 am
Fri May 1, 2015

How The Vietnam War Put Picking Presidents In The Hands Of The People

A young female protester faces down armed police officers at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 1:38 pm

This week we mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. On our screens and in our memory's eye we can see the helicopters lifting the last, desperate evacuees from the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.

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World
6:17 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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Asia
4:10 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Villages Along Nepal's Araniko Highway Wait For Quake Relief

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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Afghanistan
4:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Re-Enactment Of Afghan Woman's Mob Killing Brings Actress To Tears

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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And on the streets of Kabul this week, a theater troupe re-enacted a deadly mob attack that has gripped the Afghan capital.

LEENA ALAM: (As Farkhunda, shouting in foreign language).

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Parallels
2:31 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

Vietnamese forces travel toward the country's northern border during a brief, bloody war with China in 1979.
Alan Dawson Bettmann/CORBIS

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 4:42 pm

In one of the many war cemeteries in Lang Son, a city in northern Vietnam, Pham Thi Ky and her family light incense and offer prayers for her brother-in-law, who died 36 years ago in Vietnam's brief but bloody border war with China.

That 1979 war left more than 50,000 dead. There are other graves here, too. They fought and died against the French occupiers, then the Americans. But relative to China, those were brief battles.

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Health
6:17 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Western Hemisphere Wipes Out Its Third Virus

Health worker Jackie Carnegie delivers a rubella vaccine in Colorado in 1972.
Ira Gay Sealy Denver Post via Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 10:39 am

It took 15 years and hundreds of millions of vaccines. But North America and South America have officially eradicated rubella, health authorities said Wednesday. Rubella is only the third virus eradicated from people in the Western Hemisphere.

Also known as German measles, rubella causes only a mild illness in children, with a rash and sometimes a fever.

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Asia
5:05 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

Amar Baramu carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours, then rode with her on a bus for 12 more, to get her to a hospital for the head wound she suffered during the earthquake.
Julie McCarthy NPR

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 10:42 am

He carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours.

Then he traveled with her by bus for 12 more.

She suffered a severe head injury when the earthquake rumbled through her village of Thumi. He was trying to get her to a hospital in the Gorkha district in northern-central Nepal.

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