It’s the largest exercise of democracy in the world, and candidates competing for India’s prime minister position have a lot of ground to cover if they want votes. One candidate decided the best way to do that was to be in 100 places at once, quite literally. As a hologram. http://ow.ly/vHnA4
"This week, I spoke with Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador in Washington. And one thing I asked him was about the current situation in Iraq’s Anbar province. Militants linked to Al-Qaeda have taken over parts of this region west of Baghdad, where American forces fought some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq War. Amb. Faily said the Iraqi government is making progress, but it would like more help from the US.
Here’s a small snippet of our interview with the BBC’s Mark Doyle, who comes on the show today to share the story of one Senegalese UN observer who ran daring missions that saved an estimated 600 people during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Two journalists working for the Associated Press were shot by a police officer in eastern Afghanistan Friday. One of the women, Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus, died in the attack. Here is a collection of Niedringhaus’ most recent pictures on Instagram and Twitter.
Faiysal AliKhan, a fellow at the New America Foundation, just returned from a research trip in Afghanistan. One thing he noticed was the generational divide and how that’s a factor in the presidential election set for April 5th.
Last month I wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the difference between how Americans and Russians respond to the question, “How are you?”
My inbox exploded. People from all over the world wrote to tell me how they were. I learned that Russians are not the only ones who take “How are you?” literally. The same holds true for Chinese, Israelis, and very grumpy Americans.
The protests in Kiev have been going on for months. For a while, things seemed to die down. But in recent days, things have deteriorated to the point where we’re seeing running street battles and dozens of people killed. How did Ukraine get here?
Reporter Matthew Bell asked Olexiy Solohubenko (@OS1954) that question last Thursday. He’s an editor with the Ukrainian service at the BBC World Service.
"Bunyun Velo, stories of bicycle trips around the world. And stuff I dream about while parked in front of a computer all day long…" -Producer Bradley Campbell
Visit Bunyan Velo online at bunyanvelo.com. Bunyan Velo is a quarterly collection of photographs, essays, and stories celebrating the simple pleasures of traveling by bicycle. This issue’s contributors bring us along for the ride as they explore roads familiar and unknown, from one of my favorite places here in Minneapolis, to dirt trails and dunes across the Western United States, to long and winding routes spanning far-off places like Lesotho, Peru, Morocco, and beyond.