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July 23, 2014 Comment

Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims’ Bodies Arrive

The remains are being taken to a military base in Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam. Robert Chesal joins us from there with details.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Commonwealth Games Begin

Only A Game‘s Doug Tribou is in Scotland for start of the Commonwealth Games, an event that takes place every four years.

July 23, 2014 5 Comments

Foreign Policy Challenges Pile Up For Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is logging lots of miles as he deals with challenges in Ukraine, the Middle East and more.

July 23, 2014 2 Comments

And The Leaders In Innovation Are…

Switzerland has the highest potential for innovation in the world, according to a new report. We take a look at how the U.S. ranks.

July 23, 2014 4 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group’s threat — convert, leave or die — has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 23, 2014 5 Comments

Deeply Divided Opinions On Israel And Gaza Make News Coverage A Balancing Act

Nearly every report on the fighting between Israel and Hamas is considered biased by one side or the other.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Why Israeli Officials Are Upset Over Flight Cancellations To Ben Gurion Airport

U.S. and European safety agencies temporarily banned flights to Israel’s international airport after a rocket landed a few miles away.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Malaysia Jet Victims’ Bodies Arrive In Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the city of Eindhoven.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Hong Kong Debates Independence From China

There is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader

July 22, 2014 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 22, 2014 Comment

On The Ground In Gaza

NPR’s Emily Harris joins us from Gaza City to discuss the fighting and what people there are thinking.

July 22, 2014 2 Comments

Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed To Meet Deadline

The U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program for four more months.

July 22, 2014 Comment

MH17 Crash Victims’ Remains Reach Ukraine-Held City

The bodies of many of those who died on the Malaysia Airlines flight will now be taken to the Netherlands.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S.

The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17

The former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board discusses the steps that would normally be taken after a plane crash.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Week In Politics: Ukraine, Israel And The Border

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses the week ahead in politics, as Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Cairo for ceasefire talks.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Fighting Rages On In Middle East

Over 500 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians, and the Israeli death toll reached 20 yesterday.

July 21, 2014 Comment

The History Of Tunnel Warfare

As Israel targets the tunnels used by Hamas, we take a look at tunnel warfare, from ancient Rome to today.

July 21, 2014 Comment

The Russian View Of What Happened To Flight MH17

While the West says pro-Russian separatists fired a missile that brought down the plane, the view in Russia is different.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Chaotic Investigation Into Plane Crash Continues

The BBC’s Olga Ivshina discusses the latest on the cleanup and investigation effort at the crash site.

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July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.