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Deep-Sea Ping May Lead To Malaysian Jet — But Time's Running Out

Australia and China both claim to hear underwater pings from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel explains the pings, why they're tough to verify and what might happen next.

Oscar Pistorius Takes The Stand, Opening With Apology

In court Monday, Olympian Oscar Pistorius spoke publicly for the first time of the night he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. David Smith, the Africa correspondent for The Guardian, offers more detail.

A Mystery For Millennia, This Ancient Pyramid May Crumble Soon

The Sun Pyramid, built by ancient pre-Aztecs around 100 B.C., is in trouble. A bad reconstruction job a century ago may be causing one side of the pyramid to dry out, and some say it could crumble.

In Rwanda, Human Rights Questions Persist Despite Peace

Mathilde Mukantabana, the Rwandan ambassador to the U.S., talks about her personal losses in the genocide of 1994, as well as the lasting legacy of the brutality and the country's response.

Ukraine's Winter Of Discontent Gives Way To Spring Of Austerity

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to help Ukraine with a loan of more than $14 billion — in exchange for tough austerity measures. And Russia is threatening to raise Ukraine's gas prices.

Mob In Ukraine Seizes Provincial Building, Declares Independence

Pro-Russian protesters stormed the building in the country's eastern city of Donetsk, proclaiming sovereignty from Kiev.
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Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.


How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses technology, known as mesh networking, that could be scaled up to provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.

On Stand, A Weeping Pistorius Apologizes To Girlfriend's Family

An emotional Oscar Pistorius broke down soon after taking the witness stand at his murder trial Monday, saying he has nightmares about the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Signal 'Just Like' Emergency Beacon Detected In Search For Flight 370

Calling it the "most promising lead" so far, the leader of the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner says ships have again detected a signal used by "black box" beacons.