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Designer Ozwald Boateng On Being The 'Statesman of Cool'

Designer Ozwald Boateng became the first black designer on London's prestigious Savile Row. Since then, he's made quite the name for himself; his tailored suits cost as much as 40 grand. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ozwald about his career, style and Ghanaian heritage.

Tallinn: The Former Soviet City That Gave Birth To Skype

The Estonian capital is dotted with medieval towers and Soviet architecture that belie its status as one of the world's most technologically advanced cities. Residents use a smart card to ride the bus, and mail packages and pay for parking with their phones.

Turkish Police Remain In Control Of Taksim Square

In Istanbul's Taksim Square Tuesday, Turkish police and protesters repeatedly clashed. Turkey's prime minister is scheduled to meet with anti-government demonstrators but more violence could lead to a postponement.

Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital

When visiting San Pedro Sula, the bloodiest town in Honduras, it's advisable to arrive early in the morning, when the drug gangs are still asleep.

Despite Limited Election Choices, Iranians Eager To Be Heard

Iran's clerical rulers have sought to carefully manage this Friday's presidential election. Only a handful of officially approved candidates were allowed on the ballot. This narrow range of candidates has left many Iranians discouraged, and they're not afraid to say so.

China Launches Crew Into Space, Starting 15-Day Mission

China's leaders and media outlets are calling the launch the next step in China's "space dream," which began in earnest 10 years ago with the country's first manned spaceflight.

Egypt Said To Be In Talks With Ethiopia Over Nile Dam Plan

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has warned Ethiopia that "all options are open" in dealing with what his government sees as a security issue: Ehiopia's project to build a dam on the Nile River. An Egyptian official tells Agence France-Presse that talks are under way to ease tensions over the plan.