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September 1, 2014 Comment

British PM Outlines New Counter-Terrorism Steps

David Cameron called today for new police powers to seize passports to deal with the increasing threat of homegrown jihadists.

September 1, 2014 Comment

Hong Kong Democracy Supporters Heckle Chinese Official

It was a rare occasion of a Beijing official being exposed to open defiance, after China said no to open elections in Hong Kong.

September 1, 2014 Comment

Pro-Russian Rebels Lower Demands In Peace Talks

The rebels softened their demands, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy.

August 29, 2014 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend’s competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29, 2014 Comment

After Two Disasters, Malaysia Airlines To Cut 6,000 Jobs

The airline has been losing ground for years, but the economic picture worsened in 2014 after two of its planes crashed in five months.

August 29, 2014 Comment

Americans Fighting A War Away From Home

NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston discusses her reporting on Americans who have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq.

August 29, 2014 Comment

ISIS Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Kurdish Fighter

The video also shows several men said to be captured Kurdish fighters. The Kurds are trying to stave off the advance of ISIS.

August 29, 2014 Comment

The Hotel Workers Who Saved Lives During The 2008 Mumbai Attacks

Rohit Deshpande explains how employees at the Taj Mahal hotel risked their lives to save guests during the terrorist attack.

August 29, 2014 Comment

Obama’s Comment On Strategy Against ISIS Kicks Up Political Storm

Asked whether he’ll consult with Congress about military plans, the president said it was too early because “we don’t have a strategy yet.”

August 29, 2014 Comment

Russia Continues To Claim It Hasn’t Invaded Ukraine

NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson joins us from the Ukrainian town said to be the next target for pro-Russian forces.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Fighting Escalates In Ukraine

Ukraine’s president has canceled a trip to Turkey, saying he needs to deal with “Russian troop deployments in Eastern Ukraine.”

August 28, 2014 12 Comments

Universities Take Precautions Against Ebola

With the growing concern, many universities around the world have suspended their fall semester programs in West Africa.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Drug Addiction Treatment Is Controversial In Guatemala

The vast majority of people at treatment centers in Guatemala City were sent to rehab by their families – against their will.

August 28, 2014 2 Comments

Should Congress Have a Say In Further ISIS Airstrikes?

NPR’s Carrie Johnson discusses whether President Obama legally needs congressional authorization to expand military action.

August 27, 2014 Comment

Why This Gaza Ceasefire Is Holding

Veteran Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller says “the odds favor traction for this ceasefire unlike all the others.”

August 27, 2014 Comment

Former Vatican Ambassador Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse

Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, could face criminal charges outside the Holy See.

August 27, 2014 Comment

What We Know About The Americans Fighting In Syria

Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was killed over the weekend, was believed to be fighting alongside Islamic State militants.

August 27, 2014 Comment

Kurds Make Some Gains In Fight Against ISIS In Iraq

Peshmerga forces have driven the Islamic State militants out of villages to the northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

August 27, 2014 2 Comments

Freed Hostage ‘Overwhelmed With Emotion’ By Efforts To Free Him

Peter Theo Curtis said he was surprised to learn hundreds of people were involved in efforts to free him. We take a look at those efforts.

August 26, 2014 5 Comments

35 Years Later, Kate Bush’s Stage Return Has Fans Buzzing

All 77,000 seats for her series of London concerts sold out in 15 minutes, with fans planning to fly in from around the world.

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August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 Comment

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.