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Flattened Syrian City Of Homs Is Scene Of Devastation

In the Syrian city of Homs, things are quieter than they have been after rebels retreated in a U.N.-brokered ceasefire. Steve Inskeep talks to Time magazine's Ayrn Baker, who was recently in Homs.

Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

Because of corruption involving medical officials, the government and middlemen, only half the people with HIV get medicine. One man lost his wife while they were both on a waiting list for treatment.

Former Ambassador To Russia: Putin Has No Master Plan For Ukraine

Michael McFaul, ambassador to Russia from January 2012 to February 2014, says, "I've never seen [Putin] devote a speech to the necessity of reuniting Crimea with Russia. That came only recently."

Organic Produce Is A Tough Sell In The Gaza Strip

A group of Gazan farmers has gone organic. While their produce should fetch a premium price, most of it ends up in the public market, mixed in with regular produce and sold for the same price.
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The U.S. Criminal Hacking Case Against China

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday moved to charge Chinese military officials in an economic cyber-espionage case. Kojo chats with a man behind a report that provides evidence the U.S. government is using in the case.


To Help Nigeria Find Missing Girls, U.S. Sends In Airborne Support

The U.S. has deployed surveillance aircraft to Nigeria in the search for the more than 250 schoolgirls still missing. Imagery gathered by the aircraft and satellites will be shared with the Nigerian government.

What Might Have Prevented The Soma Mining Disaster?

Since the mine explosion in Soma, Turkey, Davitt McAteer has been looking into what went wrong. He's the former head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, and he addresses the tragedy.

The Possibilities And Pitfalls Of The U.S.-Nigeria Team Search

The Obama administration has pledged to support the Nigerian government in its effort to recover more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group Boko Haram. Sarah Sewall of the U.S. State Department just returned from high level meetings in Nigeria and speaks about the trip.

Hopes Dim For Turkish Miners, But Rescuers Carry On

Hope is fading that any more mine workers will be rescued from a mine in western Turkey, where over 280 miners died after an explosion. NPR's Leila Fadel has been at the mine and offers more details.

The Turkish Mine Disaster: How Could It Happen?

The accident that has claimed hundreds of lives appears to have causes that are all too familiar to mining experts in the U.S. and around the world.