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Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:27pmToday, we'll tell you more about "Jihadi John," the masked man who's been seen in numerous ISIS assassination videos. Now, officials in Britain think they've identified him as Mohammed Emwazi from London. Then, a Libyan in New York City has set up something called "Benghazi Skype School" to bring some level of instruction to kids in Benghazi, who haven't been able to attend classes now for months. And we'll hear about the push to ensure Sanskrit remains a living language.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:57pmWho would feel the pinch if Homeland Security funding is frozen? We ask a former department official. And we look at the future of energy in the US — beyond the Keystone Pipeline debate. Also, let us tell you about an American chef who entered Italy's top pizza competition took home the top prize.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:37pmIn northern Syria, dozens of Christians have been abducted by ISIS. We'll find out more about these Christian communities, and why they're being targeted by Islamic militants. Plus, Parisians have been wondering why drones are flying around some of the city's most famous monuments. No one seems to know who is piloting them, or why. And remember the Datsun Z-car? The man behind it died recently at the age of 105. We'll find out more about the life and work of Yutaka Katayama.
Monday, February 23, 2015 3:43pmA primary goal for the European Union is to keep Greece from leaving the Euro, but one scholar argues it's not Greece that should leave, but Germany. Also, we get a Mexican reaction to Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar win for "Birdman." Plus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster: an object of worship for a small church in German leader Angela Merkel's hometown.
Friday, February 20, 2015 3:40pmVideo journalist Mona El-Naggar tells us the story of a young Egyptian who went from a normal middle-class life near Cairo to fighting with ISIS in Syria. Venezuela accuses the mayor of its capital, Caracas, of plotting a coup together with the US. Plus, a unique Carnival celebration in Panama features devils who run around armed with whips.