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Global Politics

A Sri Lankan girl living in Lebanon isn't really a citizen of either country

Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.

Global Scan

The US government is spending millions to save a few dozen fish

In Death Valley, Nevada, there's a hole that is home to just a few dozen fish. But these aren't any fish — they were at the center of an environmental debate over endangered species that went to the Supreme Court some 40 years ago. Meanwhile, a British man gets a new bionic hand for less than $500. And Denmark is considering a ban on elective circumcision. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

First Days: South Asian Americans Share Stories of Their First Days in America

If you've ever moved abroad or have relatives who have migrated to America, chances are the memories from those first few days after arrival are crystal clear, from finding a place to live, a job--just navigating life as a newcomer. A project in Philadelphia is documenting the memories South Asian immigrants have of their first few days in the United States.

Global Politics

A Sri Lankan girl living in Lebanon isn't really a citizen of either country

Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.

Conflict & Justice

One year later in Sri Lanka

Since the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka were defeated, the Sri Lankan government's priority has been reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation. The government claims it's progressing. Some Tamils aren't impressed. The BBC's Tinku Ray reports.

Global Politics

Sri Lankan's wounds of war

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sri Lankan journalist Sonali Samarasinghe about life in Sri Lanka today ? a year after the Sri Lankan government proclaimed victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels, ending a long, bloody civil war.

Conflict & Justice

Covering Sri Lanka's conflict

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the editor of the BBC Sinhala language service, Priyath Liyanage, and the editor of the BBC Tamil language service, Thirumalai Manivannan, to find out how they've been reporting the news out of Sri Lanka.