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Warring South Sudan Factions Arrive In Ethiopia For Peace Talks

The talks in Ethiopia will focus on a cease-fire, as well as political prisoners and the 2015 presidential elections. But the fighting in the world's newest country continued even as delegates gathered.

Michael Schumacher Remains In Coma On Eve Of 45th Birthday

The race car legend fell while skiing in France on Sunday. A blow to his head caused extensive bleeding in his brain. Doctors induced a coma and have operated twice. They aren't talking publicly about his chances for recovery.

Top Global Stories To Watch In 2014

Tell Me More chats with a global roundtable, about stories to watch this year in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner who is in Kenya; Fernando Espeulas of Univision; and Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Doha Center.

As Promised, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Files For Re-Election

He admitted in November to having smoked crack, and Ford has been stripped of most duties. But he insists he's the best mayor Canada's largest city has ever had. The election is set for Oct. 27. The mayor's campaign slogan: "Ford More Years."

Accident Or Not? Palestinian Diplomat's Death Is A Mystery

The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic was killed Wednesday by an explosion at his home in Prague. At first, officials said he may have triggered a bomb meant to explode only if a safe was tampered with. But other officials are disputing that account.
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The Future Of D.C.'s Relationship With The Horn Of Africa

Official Washington has strategic relationships in East Africa -- relationships built on economic and security interests. We explore how these personal and political relationships are evolving and how they shape the face of the Washington.


VIDEO: Stranded Passengers Flown To Safety In Antarctic

The 52 scientists and paying passengers aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy had been stranded by ice since Christmas Eve. They've been flown by helicopter to an Australian ship in open waters. The 22 crew members of the Akademik Shokalskiy are staying behind. It's hoped the ship will soon break free.

Saudi Arabia To Give Military Aid To Lebanon

Lebanon has announced Saudi Arabia will give it $3 billion to buy weapons. To explain the significance of this gift, Renee Montagne talks to Aram Nerguizian, a senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

South Sudan Peace Talks Begin, Fighting Persists

Peace talks have begun between the government and rebels in South Sudan, but there's no immediate sign of an end to the fighting. The talks are being held in neighboring Ethiopia, where observers say any progress is likely to take some time.

Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times

The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, and an increasingly rare one in Portugal, where the birthrate has dropped 14 percent since the economic crisis began. The poorest state in Western Europe faces a demographic time bomb as its population ages, the workforce shrinks and youth are unemployed or going abroad.