British retirees Rachel and Paul Chandler were sailing in the Indian Ocean in 2009 when their boat was hijacked by Somali pirates. They were held captive in Somalia for more than a year. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks to the couple about their experience, which they documented in the memoir Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates.
Anders Behring Breivik, the man charged with killing 77 people in Norway last year, was found sane and sentenced to prison for at least 21 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Alan Cowell, senior correspondent with The New York Times, for more on the decision.
An alleged war plan leaked to a blogger says the attack is designed to take out Iran's Internet, telephones, radio and television transmissions and electrical grid. Although a cyberattack of that scale makes sense in theory, it's unclear whether Israel has such a capacity.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan cites multiple reasons for the increase in attacks by men in Afghan uniforms. Taliban infiltrators, friction between NATO and Afghan troops, and even Ramadan are all seen as factors.
If you own a smartphone or a tablet, there's a good chance that inside the device is tin from Indonesia. Tin is used to make the solder that binds metal parts together. The explosion in demand for smart devices has driven up the demand for tin. But that demand has taken a human toll. Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Cam Simpson talks to Audie Cornish how its affecting the Indonesian island where nearly all the country's tin is mined.
A young Christian girl is behind bars in Pakistan, accused of burning pages of Quranic verse. Defaming Islam or its holy book is punishable by death in Pakistan. The case has drawn wide attention to Muslim extremists' influence on the law and intolerance toward religious minorities.
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