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5:07 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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Goats and Soda
3:50 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Don't Torpedo The Dam, Full Speed Ahead For Ethiopia's Nile Project

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is under construction near Assosa, Ethiopia. When it's completed, the dam will have be able to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity, making it the biggest hydroelectric power station in Africa.
Elias Asmare AP

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 10:06 am

I once met a popular spoken word poet in Ethiopia who was asked by a government official to write a poem about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. (He politely explained that he didn't do poetry about infrastructure.) But it's not surprising that Ethiopia would like to inscribe this dam into the Ethiopian epic.

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The Two-Way
5:23 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera poses for a photograph near the statue of José Martí in Havana's Revolution Plaza. She was arrested in December for planning a political performance there.
Eyder Peralta NPR

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:00 pm

It was still dark when Tania Bruguera hopped into a cab with us on her way to Revolution Square.

"All of a sudden it looks quite subversive what we're doing," she said. Her voice revealed a little nervousness, but it translated into a giddy laughter.

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Technology
5:08 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt To Life Away From Home

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:00 pm

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Europe
5:08 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Investigators Still Looking For Black Box Data From Germanwings Plane

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:00 pm

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Europe
5:08 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

German Town Grieves For Residents Lost In French Alps Crash

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:00 pm

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Africa
5:08 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Boko Haram Kidnaps 500 Children In Northeastern Nigeria

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:00 pm

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World
5:08 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Yemen's President Flees As Rebels Move South, Reports Say

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:21 pm

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Parallels
3:42 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

A photo of the Abdelaziz sisters before their reality show aired.
Nadine Abdelaziz Via Instagram

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:00 pm

The Abdelaziz sisters live in a world of pretty artifice. Alice, Nadine and Farah answer the door in a flurry of hellos while their fluffball dog Stella barks and tinkles the bells on her tiny collar.

They usually live in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, in a family home, but for the purposes of their new reality show, The Sisters, they reside in this apartment where green hillsides spill down from picture windows to the Mediterranean below.

"The view is amazing here," says Nadine, the middle sister. "And you see the weather today is sunny."

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The Salt
1:04 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

These beans, grown on test plots at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia, can thrive in temperatures that cripple most conventional beans.
Courtesy of CIAT/Neil Palmer

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 5:16 pm

A planet that is warming at extraordinary speed may require extraordinary new food crops. The latest great agricultural hope is beans that can thrive in temperatures that cripple most conventional beans. They're now growing in test plots of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, or CIAT, in Colombia.

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