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Aid Organizations Hope Talks Lead To Mobility In Syria

Fighting in Syria has internally displaced some 4 million people, and aid has only reached half of them. Humanitarian groups hope the talks in Geneva will allow them to get more aid into the country. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Khaled Erksoussi, the head of operations for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

Brief Meeting Still Significant For Syria Talks

There were signs of progress at the Syria peace conference Saturday after the government and the opposition agreed to meet in the same room for the first time. Reporter Deborah Amos shares the latest from the talks in Geneva with NPR's Jacki Lyden.

Police Make Arrest In Fatal Shooting At SC State University

The suspect was charged with murder early Saturday in connection with Friday's killing of Brandon Robinson, a member of the school's football team.

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.