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Conflict & Justice

Does a 'just' war really even exist?

The Catholic Church has been involved with wars practically since its beginning, though certainly less in recent centuries. But the pope's recent comments about "just wars" — in the context of international intervention in Iraq and Syria — have raised questions about whether his "just war" actually exists.

Global Scan

The interpreter scandal at Mandela's memorial takes a bizarre turn

We are learning more about the fake interpreter for the deaf who signed gibberish during Mandela's memorial service. He may well have posed a security risk. We highlight an Ethiopian village that has found a path out of poverty, only to be resented by its neighbors. And Greenpeace activists are learning that being "free" on bail in Russia has its limits, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Massacre in Nigeria

Details about a massacre outside the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday are still sketchy. Authorities arrested dozens of Muslim men after the attacks. The BBC's Komla Dumor visited one of the villages and speaks with one of the survivors.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ancient art from Iraq

Follow the Tigris River in the Geo Quiz. We're traveling upstream of Baghdad. The northern Iraqi city we're looking for is on the banks of the Tigris in the province of Ninawa. The ancient city is 20 miles or so southeast of the city of Mosul.