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Goats and Soda
10:05 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Feeling Blue? Share A Laugh With Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho bust some moves at the 2015 Skoll World Forum.
Courtesy of Skoll Foundation

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 10:39 am

The term "living legend" is tossed around so much that it really doesn't have much sway.

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The Two-Way
7:04 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Saudi Airstrikes Target Houthi Forces In Yemen, Despite Talks Of Peace

Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement brandish weapons as they take part in a demonstration in Yemen's capital of Sanaa on Thursday, protesting the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 10:04 am

Despite Saudi Arabia's announcement earlier this week that a coalition would wind down the nearly month-old military campaign it has been waging in Yemen, warplanes have been hitting areas under Houthi control Thursday. It's now very unclear when peace talks that were mentioned earlier this week might occur.

From Riyadh, NPR's Leila Fadel reports for our Newscast unit:

"The Saudis had said that although strikes were ending, they would use force against Houthi movements inside the poor Gulf country.

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Latin America
5:27 am
Thu April 23, 2015

In Mistaken Identity, Distraught Mexican Girl Brought To U.S., Then Sent Back

Alondra Luna Nunez, 14, smiles at a news conference upon her arrival at the Guanajuato International Airport in Silao, Mexico, on Wednesday. The Mexican girl, who was taken from a courthouse by police and sent kicking and screaming to the U.S., returned home after DNA tests showed she is not related to a Houston woman searching for her missing daughter.
Mario Armas AP

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 3:00 pm

The video is heart-wrenching: 14-year-old Alondra Luna Nunez screams and resists as several Mexican police officers take her out of a courthouse and force her into a waiting patrol car.

The video was shot just minutes after a Mexican judge had ordered Alondra Luna to be taken to the U.S. to live with Dorotea Garcia in Houston.

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Afghanistan
5:26 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Afghan Political Cartoonist Argues His Drawings Should Be More Critical

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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Middle East
5:24 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Al-Qaida In Yemen Expands During Saudi Bombing Campaign

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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Europe
5:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Migrants New To Spain Say Human Traffickers Are The Scariest Part

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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Media
5:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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Europe
5:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

U.N. Representative Blames Syria's Civil War For Massive Migration Crisis

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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Music Interviews
6:41 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Cambodian band Baksei Cham Krong.
Mol Kamach Courtesy of Argot Pictures

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 9:25 pm

The tragic story of Cambodia in the '60s and '70s is well-known: It became engulfed in the Vietnam War, then more than a million Cambodians died under the Khmer Rouge regime. Doctors, lawyers, teachers — educated people — were targeted in the communist takeover. So were artists and singers.

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World
5:59 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Yemen Crisis Creates Even Tougher Challenge For U.S. In Middle East

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 7:59 pm

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Where does Washington figure in all of this? Well, we're going to ask Nicholas Burns. He's professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics at Harvard's Kennedy School. Welcome to the program once again.

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