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A Nobel Acceptance Speech — Two Decades Overdue

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is now being allowed to travel abroad for the first time in nearly a quarter century. She's heading to Europe and plans to deliver several high-profile speeches, including an address for the Nobel Peace Prize she was not allowed to collect in 1991.

Russia Is Giving Syria Helicopters, Clinton Says

She warned that such action "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically." Meanwhile, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said the conflict is now a full-scale civil war.

Ahead Of Moscow Talks, U.S. Options On Iran

The next round of talks over Iran's nuclear ambitions opens in Moscow in June. Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, joins NPR's Neal Conan to talk about the U.S. options on Iran.

Harissa: The Story Behind North Africa's Favorite Hot Sauce

Christopher Columbus and other explorers brought red peppers from the New World back to Europe, where they spread across the globe, each culture adapting a pepper paste or sauce to their taste. Harissa is North Africa's contribution.

Blood, Smoke, Fear: U.N. Video From Syria

United Nations monitors have posted video of the deadly destruction they've seen. And in one village, a man angrily declares: "We are people! We are not animals!

The Dingo Did Take The Baby

Baby Azaria's 1980 disappearance became international news after her mother was convicted of murder and Meryl Streep brought the story to the big screen. Now, a coroner has closed the case and agreed with the mom's explanation.

Syrian Children Are Being Killed, Tortured And Used As Shields, U.N. Says

"The world is keeping a detailed account of the violence committed against civilians in Syria," says the U.N.'s secretary-general for children and armed conflict. The report points at the Assad regime and its supporters as being responsible.

Hijacking Reveals Strains In China-North Korea Ties

North Korea's recent hijacking of three Chinese fishing boats has shaken ties between China and its old ally, six months after the death of reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Now, some Chinese want their government to take a tough stance with North Korea.