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November 28, 2014 Comment

A Look At The History Of Christians In Turkey, As Pope Francis Visits

A century ago, Christians made up 20 percent of the Turkish population; today, that figure has dwindled to less than 1 percent.

November 28, 2014 Comment

‘Freak Accident’ Claims Life of Star Australian Cricket Player

Cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a “catastrophic” injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

November 28, 2014 Comment

Black Friday: Protests In Ferguson, Fights In Britain

In Ferguson, protesters interrupted holiday shopping to speak out on the grand jury decision not to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown.

November 28, 2014 Comment

India’s New Prime Minister Takes His Place On World Stage

Narendra Modi is already seen by some as one of India’s most powerful leaders ever, but what should the world make of him?

November 28, 2014 2 Comments

Chinese Dissidents Executed For Their Organs

An investigative journalist alleges that Chinese dissidents are routinely rounded up and executed so doctors can harvest their organs.

November 28, 2014 Comment

U.K. To Curb Benefits For Legal Immigrants

Prime Minister David Cameron says migrants from Europe will have to leave if they don’t get a job within six months.

November 27, 2014 Comment

Mystery Writer P.D. James Dies At 94

The English crime novelist is credited with bringing realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story.

November 27, 2014 Comment

Attacks In Kabul As Afghan Government Ratifies Security Agreement

NPR’s Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry joins us with the latest from Afghanistan’s capital and largest city.

November 27, 2014 Comment

Mother Of Released Hostage Theo Padnos Speaks Out

Nancy Curtis discusses her son’s capture and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to his release in August.

November 26, 2014 Comment

Rare And Risky U.S. Raid Frees Hostages In Yemen

Yemeni officials say the freed captives were six Yemeni citizens, a Saudi and an Ethiopian.

November 25, 2014 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24, 2014 2 Comments

Hagel Resigns And Iran Nuclear Deadline Is Extended

Jim Walsh, expert in international security at MIT’s Security Studies Program, joins us to discuss these two stories.

November 24, 2014 2 Comments

U.S. Tries To Counter ISIS Propaganda Effort

The U.S. government is trying to counter the Islamic State’s message, but its small digital warfare unit is struggling to catch up.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Thai Government Clamps Down On ‘Mockingjay’ Movie

Screenings of the latest “Hunger Games” movie have been canceled, and students flashing the film’s three-finger salute have been arrested.

November 21, 2014 Comment

In Sierra Leone, A Dearth Of Ebola Treatment Centers

As Ebola declines in Liberia, it’s on the rise in Sierra Leone. The outbreak has moved from a rural area to the capital.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Anger, Protests Grow Over Mexico’s 43 Missing Students

The protesters’ rallying cry: “Ya me canse” or “ya me canse del miedo” — I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough fear.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Irbil On Edge After Suicide Attack

The Kurdish capital in northern Iraq is bracing for more violence after a suicide car bombing killed at least six people yesterday.

November 19, 2014 Comment

ISIS Advertises For Oil Industry Managers

The militant group is reportedly advertising on the black market for people to manage its oil operations, at a salary of $225,000 per year.

November 18, 2014 2 Comments

China Warns Of Cancer Epidemic

Cancer rates may be falling in many Western countries but they are rising in China. Blame the effects of pollution and unhealthy habits.

November 18, 2014 Comment

Court Order Clears Part Of Pro-Democracy Protest Site In Hong Kong

Protesters have said they won’t resist the court order, and many moved willingly to other areas of the site, which police have so far left alone.

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November 27 Comment

Poet David Roderick Explores What It Means to Be American

Award-winning poet David Roderick joins us on this Thanksgiving to discuss his second book, "The Americans."

November 27 Comment

Mother Of Released Hostage Theo Padnos Speaks Out

Nancy Curtis discusses her son's capture and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to his release in August.

November 26 2 Comments

UC President Janet Napolitano Says Tuition Must Rise

Napolitano defends the planned tuition increases, which some students and lawmakers say are too steep.

November 26 19 Comments

National Bar Association Critical Of Ferguson Grand Jury Process

St. Louis attorney Pamela Meanes, who is president of the association, explains her concerns with how the D.A. handled the process.