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In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again

In Istanbul, construction of much-needed transit projects was halted when astonishing archaeological treasures began turning up. Now, archaeologists are poring over a stunning trove of artifacts, including some three dozen Byzantine-era ships.

Free-Speech Debate In India Heats Up

The recent case involving the arrests of two young women over a Facebook post has touched off a broader debate in India, a country with millions of tech-savvy young people.
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Amnesty International's Director

Suzanne Nossel is finishing her first year as the head of Amnesty International. She drops by the studio to talk with Kojo about human rights in tumultuous times.

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Gay Rights In Uganda

Uganda is a critical U.S. ally in the East and Central Africa. But its government has been criticized for creating a hostile--- sometimes deadly -- environment for the LGBT community.


Catholic Nun At Center Of Mexico's Drug War

Sister Consuelo Morales puts her faith into action in a very dangerous place. She heads a human rights group in Monterrey, Mexico, where she pressures authorities to investigate killings, disappearances and other drug-related violence. She and Nik Steinberg of Human Rights Watch speak with host Michel Martin.

'Anonymous' Vows To Shut Down Syrian Government Websites

Activists say they are aiming at the Assad regime's websites around the world, in response to the Syrian government pulling the plug on the Internet and cellphone service across Syria.