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Guest Host Tess Vigeland talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the latest protests in eastern Ukraine. Julia Ioffe of The New Republic explains why Russia's power plays for influence in eastern Ukraine may stop short of outright invasion.

Remembrance poppies honoring veterans cover a shrine in Wellington, New Zealand, on a recent April 25, when Australia and New Zealand mark ANZAC Day. A new campaign urges people to buy a minute of silence to support veterans.

Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.

An image of a Google Map from its Russian service depicts Crimea, at bottom center, with a solid line, reflecting an international border between it and Ukraine. Versions of the map on other Google sites show it with a dotted line.

In Russia, Google's Maps division now shows the Crimean peninsula as part of Russian territory. It's showing a different image on browsers in the U.S.

Pakistani toddler Mohammad Musa, seen here sitting in his grandfather Muhammad Yasin's lap at a court hearing in Lahore. A court threw out charges of attempted murder against the toddler Saturday.

Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly nine months old when he was charged.

Members of the Iranian band Accolade perform in an unauthorized stage performance in the capital Tehran in January 2013. Those seeking greater social freedoms are often testing the limits in Iran.

Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.

These guys are gassy, and their emissions are contributing to global warming.

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

To Pakistan, the Afghan elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. troops seems reminiscent of the Soviet departure decades ago — leaving Afghanistan in Pakistan's lap, for better or worse.

Testing for Ebola, a scientist in a mobile lab at Gueckedou, Guinea, separates blood cells from plasma cells to isolate the virus's genetic sequence.

The stricken are most likely to die within 10 days. But those whose bodies produce antibodies may survive — and be sent home with a clean bill of health. That's happening now in Guinea.

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Many people are buying new clothes for Spring. But is the appetite for cheap clothes endangering workers? Tell Me More looks at lessons from the fatal garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.