In 1990, a bloodless revolution brought down the Communist government of Mongolia,and their memorials to communist heroes were destroyed or sold for scrap. But one remaining statue of Lenin is being sold at auction.
Seven paintings were stolen this week from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Steve Inskeep talks to Christopher Marinello, of Art Loss Registry, about the market for stolen art work.
Cuba has announced it's lifting restrictions on travel outside of the country beginning in January. It's the most sweeping overhaul since Castro imposed the restrictions more than half a century ago. But not all Cubans will be treated equally when the new rules take effect.
Northern Nigeria is the only region in the world where the number of polio cases is on the rise. International groups have poured money and volunteers into the area to combat the disease. But vaccinators face daunting challenges — from security threats like terrorist bombings to a lack of basic resources like electricity.
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai is receiving treatment in the United Kingdom, after being shot last week by the Taliban. New York Times video and print correspondent Adam Ellick spent months documenting the teen's life. He tells host Michel Martin about the "small video star" that he knows.
The crisis brought the world as close as it's ever been to nuclear war, when the Soviet Union deployed dozens of nuclear weapons in Cuba. On that island nation, where those tense 13 days are known as the October Crisis, the event is being marked in a low-key way.
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