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  • Syrian Kurds walk by Turkish soliders after crossing into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 19, 2014. Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. AFP PHOTO/ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)
    June 21, 2015  

    The world refugee crisis appears to be getting worse according to a U.N. report that shows the number of forcibly displaced people to be nearly 60 million — a 40 percent increase within the past three years alone. Somini Sengupta of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan for more perspective on the refugee crisis. Continue reading

    March 9, 2015  

    Twenty years since the UN announced a major effort to reduce global gender inequality, women and girls today are far from getting equal treatment and participation in society, while violence against females is commonplace. Lakshmi Puri of UN Women joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings of a pair of reports looking at the status of women and girls, plus opportunity for further progress. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, the price of oil spiked as Egypt’s political situation unfolded. For the first time in over a year, the cost of a barrel passed the $102 mark. Also, France called for a two-week suspension of trade talks between the U.S. and E.U. in response to reports that the U.S. bugged its European allies’ offices. Continue reading