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Raids In Russia On Foreign NGOs Spark International Concern

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are among the groups whose offices have been the subject of unannounced searches and audits by prosecutors and tax investigators.

Winter Olympic Organizers Worry About Snow Shortage

In Russia, they've started stockpiling snow for 2014 after an unusually warm winter in the city of Sochi. The snow is being stored high up in the mountains, and coated with a "special thermo seal" to prevent it from melting.

A Struggle To Fit In And Overcome Stereotypes In 'Ghana Must Go'

In Taiye Selasi's debut novel, members of the Sai family have trouble assimilating both in the United States and while in Ghana for the patriarch's funeral. Host Michel Martin speaks with Selasi about her novel and the immigrant experience.

North Korea Cuts Hotline, Warns Of 'Simmering Nuclear War'

The second hotline to be cut this month was used to operate one of the very few joint ventures between North and South Korea.

VIDEO: Bus Driver Keeps His Head As Light Pole Smashes Through Windshield

Surveillance video captured the scary scene when a bus in China came upon a fallen light pole. Driver Mao Zhihao was nearly skewered. But he managed to duck in time, stop the bus and get his passengers to safety.

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Ties With Mexico

Brad Guzan swatted away shot after shot and the U.S. team hung on for a 0-0 draw with Mexico Tuesday night. The U.S. earned only its second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium.

Myanmar Imposes New Curfews Amid Anti-Muslim Violence

The latest violence began following an argument between a Muslim goldsmith and his Buddhist customers in a central city. Ethnic violence in the former Burma comes as the government introduces democratic reforms after decades of military rule.