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October 22, 2014 Comment

Reporter’s Notebook: Back From Monrovia

NPR’s Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia’s capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.

October 22, 2014 Comment

China’s Corruption Campaign

A growing number of Communist Party and government officials are committing suicide in China, amid the crackdown on corruption.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Soldier, 1 Suspect Dead In Shooting At Canada’s Parliament

Police say one gunman was killed, and they were searching for as many as two others, after the shooting attack.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Politicians And Populace Face Off In Hong Kong

Today, protesters and officials from Leung Chun-ying’s administration finally met, but little was accomplished.

October 21, 2014 2 Comments

China’s Economic Growth Falters

Its economy grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter – better than expectations, but still the weakest performance in five years.

October 20, 2014 Comment

U.S. Boosts Kurds’ Effort To Hold Kobane

Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State militants, trying to hold the Syrian town that is on the border with Turkey.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Indonesia Inaugurates New President

Joko Widodo was cheered through the streets of Jakarta by the tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians who swept him to power.

October 17, 2014 Comment

The Economic Impact Of Ebola

The World Bank estimates Ebola could drain $32.6 billion from the global economy if it spreads beyond Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

October 17, 2014 Comment

Putin Stands Defiant Despite Falling Oil Prices

Oil prices in Russia are steadily falling, but President Vladimir Putin seems unwilling to back down on the Ukraine crisis.

October 17, 2014 Comment

Creating Safe Drivers? There’s An App For That

Every year, an estimated 50 million people worldwide get in traffic accidents. A company in Massachusetts created by a pair of MIT professors is trying to change that.

October 17, 2014 Comment

BBC: ISIS Losing Grip On Syrian City Of Kobani

After a month of fighting, the BBC reports ISIS militants are retreating from the Syrian border town of Kobani.

October 17, 2014 Comment

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

October 16, 2014 10 Comments

How Rational Are Our Fears Of Ebola?

A new poll shows that 1 in 4 Americans are fearful of contracting Ebola, but are those fears warranted?

October 16, 2014 Comment

ISIS Fighters Leave Behind Booby Traps

A British, government-financed company is training the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan to deal with booby-traps planted by ISIS.

October 16, 2014 Comment

Capturing The ‘Humans Of New York,’ And The World

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the wildly popular series “Humans of New York” is expanding his scope.

October 15, 2014 Comment

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.

October 15, 2014 Comment

Anger In Hong Kong As Police Use More Force

The beating of a pro-democracy protester by the police has raised anger and tensions in Hong Kong.

October 14, 2014 4 Comments

Stemming The Flow Of Central American Child Migrants

The U.S. has spent $800 million on programs to address the poverty and violence that triggered a massive wave of Central American children to the U.S.

October 14, 2014 2 Comments

Six Months Later, Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls Still Missing

Despite promises from the Nigerian government that 200 school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram would be rescued, they are still missing.

October 14, 2014 Comment

Spanish Government Faces Protests, Criticism Over Ebola Response

Spain’s government is scrambling to quell anger over alleged safety blunders in the case of an assistant nurse infected with Ebola.

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October 21 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

October 21 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

October 20 Comment

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

October 20 Comment

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.