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Scientists working in South Africa announced a pretty big discovery this morning. In a cave about 30 miles outside of Johannesburg, they've recovered more than 1,000 bones from the skeletons of at least 15 members of an evolutionary group being called Homo Naledi. We speak to one of the "underground astronauts" who explored that South African cave. Also, a Rwandan immigrant in Germany is helping take in Syrians. Plus, we bring you the latest diary entry from a young female Afghan rapper who is starting a new life at an international prep school in Utah.
It's not just Syria. We take a closer look at where refugees and migrants to Europe are coming from — and why. Also, two women in Canada wanted to have a child together, but the fertility laws there made it almost impossible to use the sperm donor of their choice. Plus, Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest-reigning monarch. She was was crowned 63 years ago today, and we take a look at what else was happening that day.
Refugees, migrants, or both? There's been a lot of back and forth over what to call the thousands who have made their way from the Middle East, Africa and Asia into Europe. The distinctions between the two words are important, especially when it comes to international law. Plus, as part of our ongoing look at women's rights across the globe, today, we go to Thailand, to hear about efforts at reforming female prisoners. Finally, we hear the story of a poet from Fort Wayne, Indiana, named Michael Derrick Hudson. He couldn't get any of his poetry published under that name, so he changed it to Yi-Fen Chou. And that changed everything.
As Europe wrestles with an influx of migrants and refugees, The World takes a look at the place many of them are fleeing — Syria. Also, we continue our year-long project looking at women's issues across the globe. For the next two weeks, we'll be exploring how women around the world are fighting for their rights. You can follow along online: #herrights. Plus, we'll hear from Scotland's new national scriever, or writer. He's Hamish MacDonald, and he'll give us a crash course in the Scots language.
The sheer number of refugees and migrants trying to enter Europe right now is staggering, but behind the numbers are real people with compelling stories. Today we'll hear from a Syrian woman who tells how she and her family left the Syrian city of Homs, made their way to Lebanon, then to Greece, and are currently in Hungary hoping to get to Germany. Also, Guatemala-born writer David Unger gives us his views on former President Otto Perez Molina, who stepped down amid a corruption scandal. He also looks ahead to this weekend's elections, and whether those elections might signal real change in the country. Plus, a young Afghan rapper is now making a new life for herself — in Utah.
The devastating photo of a dead Syrian child lying on a European beach has many asking that more be done to help those fleeing conflict. We take a closer look at what America's doing to help the large numbers of migrants coming out of the Middle East and Africa. Plus, one of the jurors from the trial of Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev speaks out. Also, can a single moment of sports serendipity launch a prize-winning writing career? Just ask Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.