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On Cusp Of Third Term, Could Iraqi President Be A New Dictator?

In the first national election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is the frontrunner for a third term in office. Despite criticism for mistreating the opposition and minority Sunnis, many say he's the man needed for Iraq's brutal situation.

Marchers And Mayhem In Eastern Ukraine City Roiled By Protests

A pro-Ukrainian demonstration turned violent as hundreds of Ukrainians in the eastern city of Donetsk marched in support of keeping their country whole. They were opposed by pro-Russian protesters. Stun grenades were thrown into the crowd, and at least one person was wounded.

A Search For Cervantes That Don Quixote Could Embrace

Scientists have begun using radar to search for the body of Spain's most famous writer, Miguel de Cervantes, who is believed to be buried in a medieval convent in Madrid.

How To Survive In Iraqi Politics

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has led Iraq for eight years, and despite critics who say he has authoritarian tendencies, an election this week could give him four more years in power.

Red Tape Ensnares Pakistani Baby Born In India

The 2-week-old boy born to a Pakistani couple visiting India is being denied permission to return home with his parents because he lacks the proper travel documentation.
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Mesh Networks and Spying Online

We learn about the potential uses for off-the-grid systems both overseas and in the U.S.


North Korea Issues Sexist Tirade Against South Korean Leader

South Korean President Park Guen-hye was called a "capricious whore who asks her fancy man to do harm to other person while providing sex to him." The "fancy man" in question: President Obama.

South Sudan: History Was Always Against Us

South Sudan is reeling after rebels reportedly massacred hundreds of civilians last week. Host Michel Martin learns what this means for the future of the young country.

Australia: Search For Missing Airliner To Enter 'New Phase'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it's time to concentrate on searching the seafloor, but he acknowledges that at this point, it is possible nothing from MH370 will ever be found.

Egyptian Court Hands Down 683 Death Sentences

It's the second mass death sentence in just two months in Egypt; however, all but 37 of the 529 people convicted in March had their sentences commuted.