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Okinawa’s peace movement struggles as military presence on the islands grows

As the U.S. and Japan tighten their alliance and strengthen their military presence in the country’s southwest Okinawan islands near China, Okinawa’s long-running peace movement is in difficulty.

How Indonesia’s revolution paved the way for decolonization worldwide

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with David Van Reybrouck about Revolusi, his new book about how Indonesia gained independence and paved the way for the global decolonization movement.

Physicist Peter Higgs, whose subatomic particle research changed the world, has died

The Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs has died at age 94. He was celebrated for his work on the mass of subatomic particles.

A political divide along gender lines is growing in South Korea

Young men and women are politically drifting apart across the developed world. The growing political gender divide in South Korea is making experts worried about the country’s future.

Hundreds of aid trucks are entering Gaza as Israel faces pressure to allow them in

The number of trucks delivering food and other humanitarian aid to Gaza has surged in the past 24 hours. Distribution remains a difficult challenge.

Muslim politicians in the U.K. have faced Islamophobia through Ramadan

In the U.K., Muslim politicians are getting verbal abuse. Many worry the government’s new “extremism” definition targets them. Watching Gaza, it’s an especially difficult Ramadan.

Haiti is close to reaching a transitional council — but violence and hunger rage on

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Jean-Martin Bauer of the World Food Programme about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Haiti.

Rwanda’s youth have grown in genocide’s shadow. Here are their hopes for the future

Three Rwandans under the age of 25 — Ornella Ineza, Kelvin Rwihimba, and Crispin Iradukunda — reflect on what it’s like to grow up in a country that’s been shaped by a genocide.

Learning To Live As Neighbors In The Shadow Of A Brutal, Violent History

Many of us don’t have the opportunity to handpick our neighbors. We buy or rent a place in a neighborhood with good schools or an easy commute.

Some of us become friends with those who live nearby, others of us never talk to our neighbors at all. For most though, we co-exist.

In the midst of a brutal civil war, neighbors killed their neighbors simply because of who they were.

Thirty years ago this month, that wasn’t the case in Rwanda.

We visit a Rwandan village where how neighbors live alongside one another is deliberate, and complicated.

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Brazil’s Supreme Court judge opens an investigation of Elon Musk over misinformation

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice included Elon Musk as a target in an ongoing investigation over the dissemination of fake news and opened a separate investigation into Musk for alleged obstruction.

Student loan proposal targets accrued interest; Israel and Hamas war hits six months

Biden administration targets accrued interest in latest student loan relief proposal. Israel withdraws troops as the Israel-Hamas war reaches the six month mark.

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