The US embassy in Jerusalem officially opens, fears of Ebola and Egyptian women embrace their curls

May 14, 2018
Palestinian demonstrators react during a protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem.

Palestinian demonstrators react during a protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem.

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Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Amid protests and violence in the nearby Gaza Strip, the US officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem today. The World's Matthew Bell has been following events in the Middle East. Also, scientists and doctors are monitoring what may be an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And one of our BBC colleagues discusses a new push in her native Egypt to get women to stop straightening their hair.

The US embassy in Jerusalem officially opens, fears of Ebola and Egyptian women embrace their curls

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May 14, 2018

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:

Artist: Alvarius B.
Label: Abduction
Song: Kumukanda
Artist: Mokoomba
Label: OutHere Records
Song: Avi's Song
Artist: Avi Avital & Omer Avital & Yonathan Avishai & Itamar Doari & Uri Sharlin
Label: DG
Artist: Bruxas
Label: Dekmantel

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