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On Chinese Beaches, The Face-Kini Is In Fashion

In China, it's the height of beach season for Qingdao's huge Huiquan Beach. But while many visitors want to enjoy the sand and water, they're not so wild about sunbathing. So they often rely on a local tradition: the face-kini.

Walking Into Syria: A Reporter's Visit To Where Rebels Are 'Running The Show'

Near the Turkish town of Kilis, it's now possible for a reporter to cross into Syria. On Sunday night, NPR's Deborah Amos visited a Free Syrian stronghold where families who have fled fighting were celebrating the end of Ramadan.

South African Pop Star Finishes High School At 60

Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse's musical career brought him success and celebrity in South Africa. But he quit school at the age of 16 to launch his music career, and he always felt there was something missing. He tells guest host Viviana Hurtado why he decided to go back to school.

What The Future Holds For The 'Kids Of Kabul'

Afghanistan's decade-long insurgency has largely been fought by men. But in 2011, author Deborah Ellis went to Kabul to ask, how do Afghanistan's children see their future? She tries to answer that question in her recently released book, Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War. Ellis speaks with guest host Viviana Hurtado.

Hundreds Of Christians Hiding In Pakistan After Girl's Arrest

The girl, said to be as young as 11, allegedly burned some Muslim religious verses. Her supporters say she has Down Syndrome. Now, others in the small Christian community fear for their safety.

Raising Romania's Orphans, Several Boys At A Time

Florin Grosuleac has raised more than 60 orphaned boys in his small apartment in Bucharest. In a country where children are too often abandoned, Grosuleac has devoted his life to taking them in.

BBC Weatherman Apologizes For Inaccurate Forecast

Rainy weather is the norm in Britain. So forgive people in southeast England for being excited when the BBC called for a dry, sunny weekend. Instead, a series of storms erupted.