A longtime proponent of a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is feeling the heat from Palestinians frustrated with the lack of progress in Mideast talks. Opponents also say the 77-year-old leader isn't addressing dire economic problems.
Around 200,000 people have fled their homes in northeast India after nearly a week of inter-communal violence. At least 40 people are confirmed dead in the violence between local tribes and Muslim immigrants. Many of the bodies found by police have been hacked to death with machetes. Elliot Hannon talks to Robert Siegel.
Some parts of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa have HIV rates that are more than twice the national average. And clinics in the region are seeing another major problem: thousands of cases yearly of multi-drug-resistant TB.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in the United Kingdom for the first leg of a foreign trip that also takes him to Israel and Poland. Audie Cornish talks with Philip Reeves about Romney's meetings today with current and former British officials.
At least 100 people were killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh earlier this month. Activists called it a massacre of innocent civilians by government forces, but later reports suggested something different. (This piece initially aired July 26, 2012, on Morning Edition.)
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