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One of the North Carolina students murdered this week had planned on becoming a dentist and helping Syrian refugees. His death has spurred an outpouring of support for the dental project. Then, what does it mean to be Ukrainian these days? Also, we'll tell you about a TV cop show about the Muslim American cop in San Francisco.
There's skepticism that a ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine will actually hold. Also, Venezuela has the world's cheapest gasoline, though maybe not for much longer. Finally, an American TV star in Russia decides to go public with the fact that he's gay.
Let us tell you about New York-based artist Molly Crabapple illustrates life in Syria under ISIS rule. Also, we introduce you to a French illustrator who draws upon his experiences living through the German occupation. Then, there's Zunar, a popular Malaysian cartoonist who has been arrested for a tweet he made involving a well-known politician.
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?