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Mon May 19, 2014
Station News & Events

Reporter Anthony Lloyd on His Kidnapping Escape on The World for 5-19

What's in a letter? No, not that kind of letter. We're talking about letters of the alphabet, specifically, the Russian letter "yo." More on that in a minute.

We start, today, with some first-person stories out of Syria. Soumer Dagestani is a BBC Arabic producer originally from Homs. Soumer will tell us about his family, who has been in Homs throughout the conflict. And then we'll hear the harrowing story of Anthony Lloyd, a reporter for The Times of London who was recently kidnapped while en route from Aleppo to the Turkish border. You won't want to miss the story of his escape.

Plus, the flooding in the Balkans is the worst that's been seen in decades. One of the more troubling aspects of this story -- landmines left over from the war are now floating through the flood waters and no one quite knows where the mines will end up.