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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the pro-Russian stronghold of Lugansk, Natalia Antelava reports on the debate between those loyal to Kiev and those loyal to Moscow.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The South Korean Defense Ministry says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in North Korea.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Boats and cranes surround the site of the submerged 'Sewol' ferry off the coast of Jindo on April 21, 2014. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Divers continue to search the interior of the submerged vessel. The disaster has left some 300 people missing or dead.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft from airline company Drukair in Bhutan. (Wikimedia Commons)

After an avalanche killed 13 Sherpa mountain guides on Friday, there are calls for more pay and insurance.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports from Ukraine on the vice president’s visit and her observations on the road.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

For most of its independence, India’s politics has been dominated by the Nehru-Gandhi family.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
A man wearing a military fatigue stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 18. Pro-Russian rebels kept their grip on seized government buildings in Ukraine on Friday, a day after Kiev struck a deal with Russia and the West in Geneva on April 17. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images)

A tense standoff continues in Kiev today despite diplomats reaching a deal in Geneva yesterday.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
A look at the damage inside the Mar Sarkis Greek Catholic monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, northeast of Damascus, after Syrian government forces took control of the town from rebel fighters, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favor. Violence against Christians and destruction of churches has escalated in Syria. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Christians are fleeing the country, but one Jesuit priest has decided to stay behind.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
South Korean rescue workers search for missing passengers near the buoy installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18. Divers renewed efforts today to access the capsized ferry. Of the 400 people who were on board, 200 are still missing. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

As rescue workers search for about 270 passengers still missing, an arrest warrant has been issued for the captain.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jane Goodall's new book "Seeds of Hope" is part memoir, part history of the plant world. (David Holloway)

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Indian voters are processed so they can cast their ballot at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on April 17. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

In terms of seats up for grabs – 122 – it’s the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
South Korean Coast Guard and rescue teams search for missing passengers at the site of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 17, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

A captain with 20 years of command experience weighs in on the ferry disaster, as the search for hundreds of missing continues.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Anarchist protesters burned flares, shouted and carried a banner reading "You were cheated" in Russian, in central Moscow, late on December 4, 2011, during their protest against the conduct of Russia's parliamentary elections. Since these protests, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition. (Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images)

Since protests against parliamentary elections in 2011, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
In this handout provided by Donga Daily, The Republic of Korea Coast Guard work at the site of ferry sinking accident off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Park Young-Chul/Donga Daily via Getty Images)

Nearly 300 people are still missing, after a ferry carrying 450 people – mostly high school students – sank.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Chinese “ghost cities,” 20-story high rises have only a few occupants and developers are offering discounts as high as 40 percent.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization want to show they back allies in the region, but don’t want to provoke Russia into further escalation.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov says the goal of his new offensive is to “root out separatists.”

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Monday, April 14, 2014
The Bluefin 21 will take sonar images of the Indian Ocean floor in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (Courtesy Bluefin Robotics)

Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor and the head of Bluefin Robotics discuss the latest in the search for flight 370.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

For Jews in Ukraine, the holiday has an especially powerful meaning this year, coming on the heels of a secular revolution.

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April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 18 12 Comments

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

April 18 3 Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.