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October 24, 2014 Comment

U.S. Faces Challenges In Fight Against ISIS

The Syrian opposition forces who will be recruited to fight ISIS will be trained to defend territory, not to seize it back from the militants.

October 24, 2014 2 Comments

Why Are Dozens Of Western Women Joining ISIS?

The FBI is investigating the case of three teenage girls from Colorado who they believe tried to join ISIS militants in Syria.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Brazil's Runoffs: Economy, Drought And Lindsay Lohan

NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro joins us from Sao Paulo to discuss what Brazilians are saying a few days before they head to the polls.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Should Ebola Doctors Be Quarantined After Returning To U.S.?

Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Canada Scrambles To Reduce Terrorism Risk

Canadian terrorism expert Wesley Wark wonders if Canadian authorities missed an opportunity to arrest the attackers.

October 24, 2014 Comment

The Origin Of Sex As We Know It

Scientists say they have discovered the origin of copulation. Turns out it can be traced to an ancient lake in Scotland.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Coal Mining Threatens The Great Barrier Reef

The reef is an underwater wonderland, but it’s facing multiple threats. Among them: the coal industry on Australia’s coast.

October 23, 2014 2 Comments

Parliament The Day After: A Canadian Lawmaker Describes The Ordeal

Canadian MP David McGuinty was among those inside parliament when a gunman stormed inside and launched a shooting attack.

October 23, 2014 Comment

How Important Is Speaking Chinese For American Business?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to appeal to a Chinese audience recently by speaking in Mandarin.

October 23, 2014 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Canadian PM: ‘We Will Be Vigilant But We Will Not Run Scared’

A day after a shooting attack in Parliament yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada urged the nation to remain strong.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world’s oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 23, 2014 Comment

One Voice Of The ‘New Boom’ In China

Yang Zhuo, a Chinese millennial who works as NPR’s news assistant in Shanghai, talks about about what life is like for him and his peers.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Canada’s Parliament Back To Work After Shooting Attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today urged members of Parliament to seek medical help if they are suffering stress from the attack.

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.

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October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.