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In a rare interview with the BBC, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad says he's indirectly working with the US to battle ISIS. Also, we look at the risks of volunteering in conflict zones in light of confirmation that US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was held by ISIS, has died in Syria. Later, we'll check out a film festival in North Korea, and find out why a bunch of Swedish women launched their own brewery — called FemAle, of course!
While talks are under way to try to resolve the Ukraine crisis, we go to the front line to get a sense of what's being fought over on the ground. Also, how did one of the world's biggest banks, HSBC, help its clients evade millions of dollars in taxes? Plus, a British travel company says it can guarantee "rain free" weddings — for a price.
Friends and families are divided in Ukraine. Also, we hear from a marine in Iraq later returned as a journalist; now he's got things to say about N-B-C anchor Brian Williams. Plus, what do Norwegians do with all their snow?
Today we hear the story of a French father who went to Syria in a search for his sons, both of whom went to fight with ISIS. Also, President Obama's prayer breakfast had a special guest this morning: The Dalai Lama. Foreign Policy's Isaac Stone Fish has been writing about what happens to a country's trade relations with China after a meeting like that takes place. Plus, how "um's" and "ah's" have evolved and how they differ from one language to the next.
Jordan executed two Iraqi jihadis in retaliation for ISIS' gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot; how united is Jordan in seeking vengeance? Bus service has resumed through the exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but you can't get on or off. Also, an Israeli couple decides to form a gospel choir in Tel Aviv.
A rug dealer and collector has noticed a change in Afghan rug weaving in the past few years: More and more rugs are featuring images of drones. Plus, a trip to California's Central Valley to find out what the Obama Administration's recent immigration policy changes might mean for workers and farmers there. Also, naked men on panthers. They're bronze statues, and a professor at Cambridge University says that they were probably sculpted by none other than Michelangelo!