It's an expected sight in the Afghan capital: a hundred boys and girls — on foot, stilts and unicycles — juggling tennis balls and batons. The parade was part of the national juggling championship. Organizers hope juggling builds self-confidence in children who've known only war in their lifetimes.
Each summer, 5,000 tons of sand and nearly 100 palm trees transform a half-mile stretch along river into a beach paradise with volleyball, ice cream stands and sunbathing. Especially now, Paris Plage is a real boon for those who can't afford a more extravagant vacation.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.
The army has kept several large squares locked down on Sunday in an effort to prevent further demonstrations, a day after security forces stormed a mosque where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi were holed up.
Clashes continue between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and those who support the military which pushed him out of power. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the latest news.
Though the numbers are a state secret, it's believed that some 3,000 people were put to death last year. That's down from an average of 15,000 per year in the 1990s. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Gady Epstein, China correspondent for The Economist magazine.
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