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#BringBackOurGirls Reaches Activists Around The World

Nigerians are turning to social media to demand the safe return of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Human rights activist Nicole Lee discusses how Twitter has helped keep the focus on the crisis.

Nigerians Urge Leaders: Forget Politics, Find Our Girls Now

Nigerians are outraged that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls still haven't been found. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and journalist Chika Oduah give the latest developments.

A Survivor Of The Crusades Comes Up Against The Syrian Civil War

The Crac des Chevaliers withstood a siege by the Muslim warrior Saladin during the Crusades nearly a thousand years ago, but the citadel has become a casualty of Syria's 3-year-old conflict.

Violent Protests Spread From Eastern Ukraine South To Odessa

Tensions remain high in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. Violence has led to the worst death toll since February, including more than 30 pro-Russian separatists who died in a building fire.

Palestinian Perspective On Stalled Mideast Peace Talks

Steve Inskeep talks to chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. An Israeli diplomat told Morning Edition last week that a unity government between Fatah and Hamas is unacceptable.

West Urged To Pressure Iran On Its Human Rights Record

The website Unlock Iran documents what life is like for political prisoners in Iran. Activists say that little has changed despite promises by the new Iranian president to overhaul the country.

South Sudan's Unrest Turns Politicians To Rebels, Tents To Homes

Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.

Climate Change Warming Up Business In The Arctic

Climate change has caused rapidly melting ice and thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Once inhospitable to business ventures, economic forecasters are now predicting some $100 billion will be invested there over the next decade. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Isaac Arnsdorf of Bloomberg about the boom.

Artists Bring Back The Human Zoo To Teach A Lesson In History

In 1914, 80 African men, women and children were brought to Oslo for the sole purpose of being gazed upon in a thatched hut village for five months by Norwegian natives.

Sinn Fein's Adams Is Released; Was Questioned About Murder

Gerry Adams, the leader of the mostly Catholic party Sinn Fein, was held by police for several days of questioning about a 1970s murder case.