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The release of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners has generated a lot of conversation. It got us wondering what's going on at Guantanamo Bay these days. Also, the Syrian elections are happening on Tuesday. Many in the anti-Assad camp see the elections as a complete farce. And, the joys and pitfalls of communal toilets.
President Obama announces new rules regarding carbon emissions. We'll compare and contrast what the two biggest emitters -- China and the US -- are doing to tackle the issue. Plus, how some in China are going do-it-yourself when it comes to battling pollution; they're making their own air filters. And, email proof that Qatar bought its way to hosting the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament.
The scandal at the VA health system proved too much for Eric Shinseki, who has resigned. We look into Shinseki's military and political career. And, the brutal killings of young girls in Pakistan and India that have outraged certain sectors of society. We'll hear how people are pushing back in all sorts of ways, including a Bollywood film. Plus, a singer from Iceland who's trying to make it big here in the US.
Syrian refugees are flocking to their embassy in neighboring Lebanon to cast their vote in their country's presidential election. And, why Spanish speakers don't send dying relatives to hospice. Plus, Tunisians take to "selfie activism" in order to highlight their growing problem with trash.
President Obama makes a big foreign policy speech at West Point on Wednesday and also speaks out about Nigeria and Boko Haram. Plus, a photographer helps put a face on those kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. She's been taking photos of the belongings they left behind. And, we remember poet Maya Angelou and sample her Calypso side.
We look at the low voter turnout in Egypt and the prospect of a new phase in Egyptian politics. Plus, why Pakistani truck drivers spend a lot of money decorating their trucks. And, a herd of hippos that once belonged to a notorious Colombian drug lord.