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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

Thousands displaced in Sri Lanka violence

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Sri Lanka about the latest chapter in the country's 25-year civil war. The Sri Lankan military is fighting its way into the last slice of territory held by Tamil Tiger rebels. Tens of thousands of civilians are trying to flee the area, and there are fears that many civilians have been killed.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Thousands displaced in Sri Lanka violence

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Sri Lanka about the latest chapter in the country's 25-year civil war. The Sri Lankan military is fighting its way into the last slice of territory held by Tamil Tiger rebels. Tens of thousands of civilians are trying to flee the area, and there are fears that many civilians have been killed.

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.