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Alabama head coach Nick Saban raises his hat in the in victory.
April 10, 2018

Two ISIS sisters, Ecuador's orchid man, Roll Tide Worldwide

A father's journey to Syria to find his two daughters, who traveled there from Norway to support ISIS. Also, an activist who was in Douma, Syria, during a suspected chemical attack describes what he saw. Plus, we explore whether success on the football field for the University of Alabama has helped the school recruit more students from outside the US.

A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen as a woman watches while buses carrying freed hostages and rebels who were evacuated from the rebel-held city of Duma arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria April 8, 2018.
April 09, 2018

A suspected chemical attack in Syria, Thailand rethinks war on drugs, Sri Lanka's Facebook crisis

An alleged chemical attack in Syria gets President Donald Trump's attention. But will anything change? Also, a couple's home is under threat from rising seas in a coastal English village. Plus, Sri Lanka asks Facebook to do more against hate groups.

Two men pose with smartphones in front of a screen showing the Telegram logo.
April 06, 2018

Data privacy in Russia, Mexico reacts to plan for border troops, and a wedding amid air strikes

A filmmaker makes a documentary about Russian meddling in the US elections. Plus, two activists in Yemen plan a wedding in the midst of war. And a tribute to "2001: A Space Odyssey."

A farmer walks away from the camera through a field of rich green tobacco plants.
April 05, 2018

How tariffs actually work, an honorably discharged soldier faces deportation, and children living with incarcerated mothers in Mexico

Beijing's planned 25 percent tariff on American soybeans could be devastating for Iowa soybean producers. We'll speak with farmer Grant Kimberley, who is also with the Iowa Soybean Association. Plus, The World's Jasmine Garsd reports on Mexican jails, which allow children up to the age of 3 to stay with their incarcerated mothers. And, as a British village loses its battle with coastal erosion, residents prepare to say goodbye to their homes.

People walk around the monument of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington.
April 04, 2018

MLK beyond US borders, dispatching troops to the US-Mexico border and "wormholes to the world"

Today we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how two international trips he took influenced his message here at home. Also, a former Homeland Security official appraises President Trump's idea of possibly sending the military, or National Guard, to the US-Mexico border. And reporter Lidia Jean Kott tells us about a video portal that's giving residents of one Milwaukee neighborhood a connection to the rest of the world.

Migrants board a red and white medium size bus in Oaxaca.
April 02, 2018

More women in prison worldwide, what Mexico's doing to stop migrant flows and shipping water from Alaska to South Africa

President Donald Trump says Mexico isn't doing enough to stop the flow of migrants across the border. We'll do a bit of digging and find out what Mexico is doing. Also, we launch a new series from our Across Women's Lives desk called "Unequal Justice." It's an in-depth look at what life is like for incarcerated women around the world. Our first story comes from Ohio, where the opioid crisis has led to a growing number of women in jail, where they're now waiting for treatment or a second chance. Plus, why Sitka, Alaska, is thinking about shipping water to Cape Town, South Africa.

Worshippers carry a large wooden cross during a Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City, March 30, 2018.
March 30, 2018

One city with three faiths, braces in a box and an old-fashioned watering hole in drought-ridden Cape Town

Today, reporter Charles Sennott joins us from Jerusalem to look at the influence of American evangelicals in Israeli politics. Plus, we wrap up our series on the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa. And, why basketball fans in Nigeria are looking forward to the NCAA men's basketball Final Four this weekend, especially the game between Kansas and Villanova.

Woman in crowd looking at camera
March 29, 2018

A Liberian family in immigration limbo, copyrighting a Viking grunt and Daptone soul meets Cuban mambo

Today, we hear from a Liberian family who is worried about their legal status here in the US due to President Donald Trump's recent pledges to end certain protections for them. Also, can you really trademark a "Viking chant" popular with soccer fans in Iceland? And host Marco Werman samples the New York-soul-meets-Cuban-mambo vibe of Orquestra Akokan.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk past an rifle-clad honor guard.
March 28, 2018

Cape Town's water crisis, rebels make a last stand in Ghouta, and the quest for a non-gendered AI

It's now been confirmed that Kim Jong-un recently traveled to Beijing and back — in secret — onboard a bulletproof train reportedly full of bodyguards and wine. Plus, we start a three-part series from Cape Town, South Africa, on the recent water crisis. And we hear from an engineer who wants to make artificial intelligence that's neither male nor female — or even remotely human.

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Potential crisis in Ethiopia

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Africa Editor Martin Paut about warnings of a potential humanitarian crises in Ethiopia. The aid agency Doctors without Borders says it's been denied access to areas where government and rebel forces have been locked in conflict.

Conflict & Justice

Part III: Reintegrating Rwanda's killers

Rwanda faces a huge challenge nearly 13 years after the genocide. Huge numbers of people were killed but huge numbers of people have also been implicated in the killings. The Rwandan government wants justice for the victims but it also wants to promote reconciliation. So it's created a program of community service. It's designed to help confessed killers ease back into society.

Conflict & Justice

Part II: Rwanda's gacaca courts

In Rwanda, a huge legal experiment is underway. It's called Gacaca. Since 1994 the government has struggled to administer justice to hundreds of thousands of genocide suspects. A UN court was set up in Tanzania to try high level suspects. The regular Rwandan courts began processing the rest. But they were soon overwhelmed. So the government adapted a traditional form of dispute resolution into a grassroots apparatus for trying genocide cases.

Conflict & Justice

Part I: Rwanda genocide memorial

Nearly 13 years have passed since the genocide in Rwanda. Changes are sweeping the African country. Makeshift courts are trying thousands of suspected killers for the crimes of 1994. President Paul Kagame is pushing an ambitious reform agenda and signs of development are everywhere. But even as Rwanda moves on, it does not want to forget. So, it's also a country of powerful, haunting memorials.

Justice

As Hiroshima's survivors age, their need to speak out grows

In the fourth part of a 2005 series on the lingering mental health effects of the atomic bomb, what is the psychological effect of surviving an atomic bomb blast, and the radiation that followed? Researchers say Hiroshima's survivors, often stuck living in the past, are plagued by their "maximum authority" as direct witnesses and struggle with a "lifelong encounter with death."

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