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Anti-Islamization Rally In Germany Draws Counter-Demonstrators

Thousands of people protested against Muslim immigration in the city of Leipzig Wednesday night. They were met by large counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.

Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

Hundreds of kids in Nairobi protested the loss of their playground to a developer Monday. In the end, the children did what ordinary Kenyans are rarely able to do: defend a public space.

Scholar: U.S. Drone Use Has Contributed To Yemen's Instability

The spectre of civil war and chaos hangs over Yemen's capitol. Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institute scholar Ibrahim Sharqieh about the dynamics in this poor and troubled nation.

Police, Counter-Demonstrators Dampen Anti-Islam March In Leipzig

Thousands of opponents of Muslim immigration to Germany staged a mass rally in the German city of Leipzig on Wednesday night, but the turnout was lower than expected thanks to counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.

Historic Diplomatic Talks Begin In Cuba

The most high-level U.S. delegation to visit Cuba in 35 years is in Havana for two days of talks. The meetings follow the historic thaw in relations announced simultaneously last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro. The focus of the talks will be migration and the nuts and bolts of restoring diplomatic ties.

Going For The Gold Sends Mercury Down The River

Illegal mining in the headwaters of the Amazon is endangering people and fish hundreds of miles downstream.

Bulgakov's 'Master' Still Strikes A Chord In Today's Russia

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita, ridiculed Soviet leaders and bureaucracy. It wasn't published until 27 years after his death, but it still resonates with Russians.

Boehner Invites Israel's Netanyahu To Address Congress On Iran

The White House, which was not informed of the invitation, called it a departure from diplomatic protocol. House Speaker John Boehner said, "Congress can make this decision on its own."

The Challenge Of Fact-Checking North Korea

A prominent North Korean defector now says he made up some parts of his story. His case highlights the difficulties of pinning down information in a closed, secretive society.

Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

As many as 60,000 people are expected to attend the rally, in what could be one of the biggest protests in the eastern German city since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago.