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Will the real 2015 animal please stand up?...
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the year of the sheep. Or is it the goat? Varied English translations will give you a different answer for which animal symbolizes this Lunar New Year.
In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
American photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who has survived kidnappings in Iraq and Libya, talks to Renee Montagne about her new book, It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War.
The president urges the U.N. to deploy peacekeepers to the eastern part of his country to help bolster the cease-fire. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Alec Luhn in eastern Ukraine about the truce.
The world is running out of chocolate. A scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.
Italy has recently rescued more than 2,000 migrants off Libya's coast. The holding center on Lampedusa can't handle the surge. Authorities worry Islamist militants might arrive amid the migrants.