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Civil Servants In Greece 'Sit-In' To Fight For Their Jobs

Greece's two largest unions held a general strike and anti-austerity demonstrations on Tuesday. Now, the country's parliament will debate and vote on deep civil service cuts. Greece must downsize the public sector in order for it to keep getting international bailout loans.

Holding Zimbabwe's Leaders Accountable Through Poetry

As Zimbabwe prepares for hotly contested elections later this month, there's pressure on politicians to avoid violence and follow through on promises. One group making sure the country's leaders do what they promised is the group Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights.

Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide

The number of babies born with the life-threatening disease will climb by a third in the next 40 years, scientists say. The vast majority of sickle cell cases will occur in developing countries, which don't have the resources to treat deadly complications arising from the genetic disorder.

In Kenya, Using Tech To Put An 'Invisible' Slum On The Map

A billion people worldwide live in slums, largely invisible to city services and governments — but not to satellites. A global movement is putting mapping technology in the hands of slum dwellers to persuade governments and the residents themselves to see these shadow cities in a whole new light. NPR's Gregory Warner visits one slum in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Some Worry Egypt Could Become A Repressive Police State

Some of Egypt's liberal politicians are worried that they've allied with the enemy against the ousted president. After the January 2011 revolution, the military ruled during the transitional period for 18 months, when hundreds were killed in protests. Now the military is squarely back in power with the backing of millions of people. Some say there is a danger that Egypt's deep state will take hold again and turn the nation back into a police state. But they are still squarely in the minority.

LISTEN: 'Light Warlpiri,' The New Language In Australia

Stories of dying languages are all too common. A University of Michigan linguistics professor has a completely different tale about the new language she discovered in an aboriginal community of Australia.

Panama Seizes North Korean Ship Allegedly Carrying 'Weapons Of War'

The shipment appears to be a violation of United Nations weapons-trade sanctions against North Korea. The ship had left from Cuba and was crossing the Panama Canal.

Northern Nigeria University On Edge After Violence

Northern Nigeria is on edge after dozens of students and teachers have been killed in the past month. The attacks have been supported by Boko Haram — a fundamental Islamist group whose name roughly means 'Western Education is forbidden.' Host Michel Martin speaks to Margee Ensign, President of the American University of Nigeria about running an educational institution in the north.

Latin Drug Bosses And Their Growing American Ties

The alleged leader of the Zetas cartel, who was arrested in Mexico on Monday, was raised in Dallas and still has family there.

Snowden Asks For Temporary Asylum In Russia, Says Lawyer

The former NSA contractor has been stranded and stateless at a Moscow airport for more than 20 days. Russian President Vladimir Putin compared him to an unwanted Christmas present.