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Li Na Wins A Second Grand Slam At Australian Open

The Chinese tennis star defeated her Slovakian opponent, Dominika Cibulkova, 7-6 (3), 6-0. It's Li's second Grand Slam title after she won at the French Open in 2011.

From Kiev To The Country At Large, Ukraine Protests May Spread

Massive protests continue to escalate in Ukraine, as demonstrators extend their barricades further into Kiev. At least three protesters have been killed in clashes with riot police so far, and protests are beginning to spread into the western regions of the country. Corey Flintoff offers an update on the unrest from the center of Kiev.

There's A Whole Lot Of Waste Outside Beirut's Gates

Lebanon's stylish capital is looking shabby. Mounds of stinking garbage are piled in Beirut's streets, byproducts of an ongoing political crisis that has paralyzed the government. Angry locals have staged a sit-in outside an overflowing landfill, and waste disposal has ground to a halt. The protesters — and the trash — could be there awhile.

During Syrian Peace Talks, Rival Sides Wage A Media Battle

Friday was the first day of negotiations at the Syrian peace conference. There were no direct talks, however. Instead, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between government and opposition delegations in separate rooms.

Firefighters Search The Ashes After Nursing Home Blaze

Firefighters are painstakingly combing the frozen rubble of a nursing home in eastern Quebec. The seniors' residence was quickly engulfed in flames shortly after midnight on Thursday, killing at least five residents and trapping dozens of others.

Pakistani Judge Orders Death For Man Who Claimed To Be Prophet

The 69-year-old British national, who had been treated for schizophrenia, was convicted under the country's strict blasphemy laws.
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Ethiopian Voices: Blogging For Democracy

Kojo sat down with three pro-democracy bloggers during his recent visit to Ethiopia.

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Russian Activist Masha Gessen And The Art Of Dissent

The Russian-American journalist joins Kojo to discuss the rise of anti-gay laws in Russia, the upcoming Sochi Olympics and the art of dissent.


U.N. Says Authorities, Locals In Myanmar Killed Dozens Of Muslims

The government has denied the massacre ever happened. Now, the U.N. is asking for an investigation.

Ukraine Protests Spread, But 'Fragile Truce' Holds In Kiev

In several cities now, demonstrators are in the streets protesting corruption and demanding that President Viktor Yanukovich schedule new elections.