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For Myanmar's Kachin Rebels, Life Teeters Between War, Peace

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has struggled to end the ethnic insurgencies that have long divided the country. Now, the Kachin — the last of the insurgent groups that have been fighting the government — have signed a preliminary agreement that could end the conflict.

Cyclone Inflicts Massive Damage Along Indian Coast

Cyclone Phailin, the strongest to hit India in more than a decade, weakened Sunday after making landfall.

The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News

This week, Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about the latest trend in Uruguay's YouTube scene and one young woman who gained a following with her love of science.

U.S. And Afghanistan Reach Partial Security Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wraps up his visit to Kabul after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the continuing U.S. presence in Afghanistan.

Taken By The Taliban: A Doctor's Story Of Captivity, Rescue

Dilip Joseph was working for an international aid organization in Afghanistan when he was kidnapped by the Taliban last year. He was in captivity for several days before being rescued by a team of Navy SEALs.

'God Loves Uganda': How Religion Fueled An Anti-Gay Movement

In the documentary, director Roger Ross Williams explores the role of American evangelicals in the anti-gay movement there. Williams and Christopher Senyonjo, an excommunicated Anglican bishop, discuss the collision of religion and politics.

Crime Ring That Used Kids In Robberies Gets Jail Time In France

In France, adults who ordered children to commit more than 100 robberies have been sentenced to jail terms, after a court found members of three Croatian Roma families guilty of using the kids to carry out crimes.

Cyclone Phailin Hits India With 120 MPH Winds; Thousands Flee

Cyclone Phailin has struck India's coast in the Bay of Bengal, where more than 500,000 people have fled vulnerable areas along the coast. Phailin could pack hurricane-force winds for hours to come.

Red Cross Wants Video Games To Get Real On War Crimes

The organization is pushing to have war-themed games adhere to the Geneva Convention — at least to its main principles. Spokesman Bernard Barrett says the goal is to implement consequences for things like shooting civilians and torture.

'This Chap Has Been A Colossus': Indian Cricket Star To Retire

Sachin Tendulkar made his cricket debut as at the age of 16, and he's captivated fans ever since. This week, he announced his plans to retire. Indian politician Shashi Tharoor says batsman Tendulkar is "possibly one of the greatest in the history of the entire sport worldwide."