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Barricaded In, Myanmar's Rohingya Struggle To Survive In Ghettos And Camps

Habibullah considers himself lucky. His movements are restricted but he and his family live in their longtime house in a police-guarded ghetto. Many of his neighbors were forced into internment camps.

Some Chinese Grandparents Are Making Their Grandkids Fat

A new study shows that children in China who are mainly cared for by grandparents instead of mom and dad are twice as likely to be overweight — contributing to the country's obesity epidemic.

Migrant Dies In Calais As Thousands Try To Use Channel Tunnel

Since Jan. 1, French officials have intercepted more than 37,000 migrants who were hoping to jump on trains or trucks heading to Britain via the Channel Tunnel.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 


Afghan Government Says Mullah Omar 'Died In April 2013'

Reports of the death of the Taliban's spiritual leader have swirled in the past and have been unreliable. The Afghan government said according to "credible information," Omar died in Pakistan.

South Koreans Bristle At Growing Dominance Of Family-Run Conglomerates

A small number of family-run conglomerates dominate South Korea's economy. The biggest started as a village store in 1938. It's controlled by the same family, and is now a household name: Samsung.

New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently floated a plan to empty Guantanamo's detention camps and relocate "enemy combatants." The president promised in 2009 to shut down the facility.

U.S. Turkey To Create ISIS Free Zone Along Syrian Border

They're finalizing plans for a so-called Islamic-State-free zone inside Syria along the Turkish border. Steve Inskeep talks about the plan with Robert Ford, a former U.S. ambassador to Syria.

Sans McDonalds: Neighbors Want To Keep Paris Food Hub Historic

In the neighborhood considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting to keep the fast-food giant out. (This piece originally aired on July 18, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)

Gangs Demand That San Salvador's Buses Stop Running, But Why?

The reasons behind the bus shutdown aren't clear, but the results have been tragic: nine drivers assassinated and a city in turmoil.