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Tibetan Farmer Is Eighth Protester To Self-Immolate This Month

At the Tibetan Labrang Monastery in Gansu, another protester chose suicide as a way to draw attention to what Tibetans say is China's repressive rule.

Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, A Teacher Who Defied Nazis, Dies At 108

The Nazi concentration camp was "worse than Dante's hell," Antoni Dobrowolski said in an 2009 interview. He was sent there for teaching young Poles. Nazi Germany, which invaded Poland in 1939, had tried to outlaw education beyond elementary age.

Iran Looms Over Candidates' Foreign Policy Debate

Foreign policy takes center stage in 2012's final presidential debate. Whoever wins on November 6th faces difficult challenges on Libya, Syria, China and other issues. At the top of the list: What the U.S. should do about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Can U.S. Still Lead In Economic And 'Soft' Power?

When the presidential candidates hold their final debate Monday night, this one on foreign policy, they'll likely be asked to define their vision of America's role in the world. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, that role may shift back to economic and cultural leadership, scholars say.

Childhood Memories Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

It's been 50 years since the Cuban missile crisis had the U.S. on the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But the chaos and fear of those days are still alive in the memories of those who lived through it. Host Michel Martin talks with two Cuban-American women. One lived in Miami, and the other in Cuba during the conflict.

Is Rwanda Ready For The UN Security Council?

Rwanda recently won a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The Rwandan government got the seat despite U.N. reports that it's supporting an armed insurgency inside the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo about the Security Council and the controversy.