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Twenty-five years ago, students began protesting against the Chinese government in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. We speak to a reporter who was there and why his reporting led to him being expelled from China. Plus, we explore the local Boston connections to the unfolding story of the questioning of Irish political leader Gerry Adams in a 1972 IRA murder. And, what's causing Islamabad's pollen count to be off the charts?
It was election day in Iraq, and that means the return of the purple fingers — signs that someone has voted. Surprisingly, elections went off with little or not violence. Meanwhile, in Malawi, doctors are trying a new technique to treat malnutrition: antibiotics. But it's not exactly going smoothly. Plus a Canadian town is dealing with a very stinky whale.
Tuesday we look at new US sanctions against Russia target Russia's second most powerful man. Also, how Mexico's poorest regions are dealing with the effects of climate change. And, a new look at the history of invisible ink.
We hear from a Canadian journalist who tells us how he narrowly escaped being kidnapped by employing some unique tricks. Also, the LA Clippers is not the only sports team to deal with controversy over racism. Professional soccer in Europe has more than its fair share of it too. And we go in search of a landfill that became the dumping site for old Atari game cartridges.
Tensions are still running high in eastern Ukraine. We look at Kiev's struggles to govern the country and what a Russian intervention in Ukraine might look like. Plus, Brazil adopts an internet user's "Bill of Rights" to protect online privacy. And, "Super African," the main character in a new comic book dreamed up by a Kenyan musician.
A year ago Thursday, the Rana Plaza garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh killing more than 1,000 workers. We make the connections between the clothes we wear, and the people who make them for us. Also, the U-2 spy plane is still in service and going strong. But it might not be if the latest Pentagon budget is approved. Plus, cops in Nairobi, Kenya strap on roller skates to chase down criminals.