Trump heads to Asia, vacancies at State, reclaiming 'Allahu Akbar'
November 03, 2017
We preview President Trump's 12-day, five-country trip to Asia. Also, writer Wajahat Ali on how the common Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar" has been hijacked by extremists. Plus, the African artists of Zaire 74, the musical side of the famous "rumble in the jungle."
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Gold mining is a key source of income in Mongolia, but it can often be a dirty business. An effort by small, independent miners to switch to a non-toxic processing method is improving the outlook for their health and the local environment.
What is it like for immigrants who have won the green card lottery?
Muslims use the Arabic phrase meaning "God is greatest" in prayer and when expressing gratitude, congratulations or appreciation.
In 1974, Africa's top performers shared a stage in Zaire with James Brown, B.B. King and other global stars. But only now are the African groups being heard. Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine organized the '74 concert and helped compile the double-CD "Zaire 74: The African Performers."
Argentina is believed to have one of the highest rates of femicide — the killing of women simply because of their gender. The #NiUnaMenos campaign started there to highlight violence against women. But this past year, one of its greatest champions became a victim of femicide herself.