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July 31, 2014 Comment

International Inspectors Return To MH17 Wreckage

They say there is still untouched wreckage and human remains at the site, which remains under the control of pro-Russian rebel forces.

July 30, 2014 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there’s a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30, 2014 Comment

Argentina Scrambles To Avoid Default

An American judge has ordered Argentina to make debt payments of $1.5 billion to American creditors. But time is running out.

July 30, 2014 Comment

Over 200,000 Gazans In U.N. Shelters As Fighting Continues

A strike on a United Nations refugee camp killed at least 20 Palestinians early this morning.

July 30, 2014 Comment

West Bank Simmers As Fighting Continues In Gaza

Many Palestinians in the West Bank have little sympathy for Hamas, but the Gaza conflict has seen Palestinians united in their anger.

July 29, 2014 Comment

Has Britain’s Economy Fully Recovered?

Much of the growth is based on advances in the service sector. Still, officials say the British economy is now growing faster than Germany’s.

July 29, 2014 12 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29, 2014 3 Comments

A Long, Loud Night Of Attacks In Gaza

NPR’s Emily Harris is in Gaza and describes the damage after last night’s attacks, and how Palestinians are celebrating Eid.

July 29, 2014 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad “shows the evidence of the truth of what we’d actually done.”

July 29, 2014 Comment

Former Top Chinese Official Targeted By Investigation

The investigation of Zhou Yongkang is part of a crackdown on corruption being conducted by China’s President Xi Jinping.

July 29, 2014 Comment

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Missile Test, West Agrees On Tougher Sanctions

The Obama administration is formally accusing Russia of testing ground-launched cruise missiles, in violation of a 1987 agreement.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Forensic Team Unable To Reach MH17 Debris Field

For a third day, heavy fighting has blocked a team of Dutch and Australian forensic experts from reaching the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Fire Rages In Libya

Libya’s government is asking for international help to fight an inferno at the oil depot for the airport in the capital Tripoli.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Middle East Violence Continues Into Muslim Holiday

Fighting between Israel and Gaza continued today, the start of Eid al-Fitr, in spite of a United Nations call for a ceasefire.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR’s Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25, 2014 5 Comments

Crisis On The Border Comes To The White House

President Obama meets today with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss the immigration issue.

July 25, 2014 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

July 25, 2014 26 Comments

Immigrant Gives Up American Dream For New Dream In Mexico

Jorge Lerma overstayed his tourist visa for 16 years. Liz Jones of KUOW brings us his story, as he decides to re-establish his life in Mexico.

July 25, 2014 Comment

News Roundtable: From Immigration To Israel/Gaza Crisis

Bloomberg News’ Margaret Talev and the BBC’s Paul Danahar join us for a look at this week’s key news stories.

July 24, 2014 8 Comments

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe

The famous pilot’s namesake has became the youngest woman to fly a single-engine aircraft around the world.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 12 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."