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United Nations votes to accept Palestine as nonmember observer

Palestinians scored a diplomatic victory on Thursday when the United Nations General Assembly granted their request for nonmember observer status, rejecting a call from Israel and the United States to put that off until Israel and the Palestinians reach a permanent peace agreement.

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The open sailing canoes of Yap

For centuries the islanders of Yap were renowned in the Pacific for their navigational skills. Recently, there's been a resurgence of interest among young Yapese in learning this ancient skill. The World's Mary Kay Magistad went sailing with some of them.

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Stone money

On the Pacific Island of Yap, you can't exactly keep change in your pocket when dealing in the local currency. It's stone and up to twelve feet across. Its origins go back millennia. The money is still used. From PRI's The World.

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Stone money

On the Pacific Island of Yap, you can't exactly keep change in your pocket when dealing in the local currency. It's stone and up to twelve feet across. Its origins go back millennia. The money is still used. From PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

The open sailing canoes of Yap

For centuries the islanders of Yap were renowned in the Pacific for their navigational skills. Recently, there's been a resurgence of interest among young Yapese in learning this ancient skill. The World's Mary Kay Magistad went sailing with some of them.

United Nations votes to accept Palestine as nonmember observer

Palestinians scored a diplomatic victory on Thursday when the United Nations General Assembly granted their request for nonmember observer status, rejecting a call from Israel and the United States to put that off until Israel and the Palestinians reach a permanent peace agreement.