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The Oscar Pistorius trial continued in South Africa Tuesday, with the accused on the stand. How is Pistorius faring in the South African court of opinion? Also, the view from Ukrainians on whether to break away from the country and join Russia or remain part of Ukraine. And, the story of a toy that was supposed to help revolutionize the way people in developing countries light their homes.
A week of mourning and remembrance has begun in Rwanda to mark 20 years since the start of the genocide that claimed the lives of more than one million. Plus, Indians go to the polls today, the beginning of five weeks of voting. And, we invite listeners to send us their favorite lullabies, as part of our ongoing Ninth Month series looking at pregnancy around the world.
There are somber assessments of Afghanistan on the eve of elections. We remember one of the latest victims of the violence; an Associated Press photojournalist who was killed today in Khost. Plus, the story of a Senegalese peacekeeper who managed to save lives as the genocide began in Rwanda 20 years ago. And an American photographer with a singular obsession: Soviet bus stops.
Social media and how the times are changing for those living in Cuba. Plus, why Eastern European nations are stressing over Russia. And, need sex advice? Ask India's Dr. Ruth. He's a 90-year-old grandfather.
Afghanistan is gearing up for presidential elections this weekend and people registering to vote are encountering long lines and some frustration. Also, why Russians love Vladimir Putin, but also American culture. And Uruguay's pot growers come out of the shadows.
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea has the World Health Organization worried. Also, the creation of playgrounds in Spain ... for the elderly. And, we remember the Godfather of House Music, Frankie Knuckles.