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Somalian Refugees Sing For Home

The Daadab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya is home to half a million Somalis who have fled the chaos and bloodshed of their homeland. Some are recent arrivals. But many have lived there for decades, including musicians. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton met up with some who have put their hopes and dreams into song.

Just A Few Months Old, S. Sudan Already In Turmoil

South Sudan's start as a new nation has been rocky. There are ethnic tensions at home and ongoing friction with Sudan, the previous ruler. The U.S. is trying to get the two Sudans talking more to each other.

Brazil's Falling Birth Rate: A 'New Way Of Thinking'

In the past half-century, the fertility rate for a typical Brazilian woman has tumbled from six children to fewer than two. There are several factors at work, and one of them appears to be the glamorous female characters in hugely popular soap operas, who have few, if any, children.

Assassination Opens New Rifts Between Iran And The West

The killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week marked the fifth time in two years that assassins have targeted scientists in Tehran. Weekends on All Things Considered takes a look at what this new level of diplomatic strain means for the Middle East and the U.S. economy.

Search Is On For Survivors Of Crashed Cruise Ship

Italian authorities have arrested the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground near the island of Giglio last night. He's being investigated for involuntary manslaughter in the accident that killed three passengers and injured about 30. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.