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February 5, 2016 Comment

Chinese New Year Brings Celebration, Horrific Travel Conditions

Long and crowded journeys are ahead for those returning home to ring in the Year of the Monkey.

February 5, 2016 2 Comments

Brazil Warns Zika Virus Could Be Transmitted Via Urine, Saliva

Researchers found active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, meaning it might be possible to transmit it through those fluids.

February 5, 2016 2 Comments

Pope To Meet Russian Orthodox Leader After 1,000-Year Estrangement

The Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church split during what was called the Great Schism of 1054.

February 4, 2016 3 Comments

World Leaders Pledge $10 Billion To Help Syrians

Leaders attending an international donors’ conference committed almost $6 billion for 2016, with the rest to be handed over by 2020.

February 4, 2016 4 Comments

Record $9 Billion Requested For Syria Aid

An international donor conference kicking off in London today comes as the latest peace talks were suspended.

February 3, 2016 Comment

Indian Court Reopens Gay Sex Case

A panel of judges will reconsider its 2013 ruling that only India’s parliament can change the 1861 law criminalizing gay sex.

February 3, 2016 3 Comments

Puerto Rico Health Officials Mobilize To Halt Zika Virus Infections

There are at least 19 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico, which is causing alarm among public health officials there.

February 3, 2016 5 Comments

China Makes A $43 Billion Bid For Syngenta

ChemChina, China’s state-owned chemical corporation, is making an offer on the Swiss seeds and pesticides company.

February 1, 2016 Comment

Syrian Peace Talks Begin In Earnest

Critics argue that without the Kurdish minority at the table, these talks may have a difficult time resulting in anything substantive.

February 1, 2016 17 Comments

From 14 Cases To 4 Million: The Insidious Spread Of Zika Virus

The World Health Organization has declared that Zika virus is a global health emergency of international concern.

January 29, 2016 2 Comments

European Tax Debate Heats Up Over Google, Apple

Are American tech companies facing “discriminatory taxation” in Europe? That is what a bipartisan group of senators are calling it.

January 28, 2016 15 Comments

American Freed From Iran Describes 41 Days Of Detention

Matthew Trevithick was taking language classes in Tehran when he was arrested and sent to Iran’s Evin Prison.

January 28, 2016 10 Comments

Will Growing The Network Of U.S. Military Bases Help Fight ISIS?

The Pentagon’s hope is that building up the network will help combat ISIS, but a professor argues it could have the opposite effect.

January 28, 2016 Comment

Australian Open: Serena Continues, Roger Is Out And Match-Fixing Allegations Loom

Our sports analyst Mike Pesca explains how the match-fixing scandal is playing out at the tennis tournament in Melbourne.

January 27, 2016 Comment

Using Mosquitoes To Fight Mosquitoes With Zika Virus

Researchers are trying to find ways to battle the disease, including introducing genetically-modified mosquitoes.

January 27, 2016 6 Comments

President Obama Calls For Urgent Action, More Research On Zika Virus

Hemen Branswell of STAT gives us a primer on the mosquito-borne virus, including information for women traveling to Latin America.

January 26, 2016 28 Comments

A Day At Auschwitz

As the world marks 71 years since the Nazi concentration camp was liberated, Shira Springer shares this story.

January 25, 2016 Comment

DJ Session: From Bollywood Via London

Raj Dhanda and Pablo Sat-Bhambra share the latest music out of Bollywood and describe some changes in India’s music industry.

January 25, 2016 4 Comments

Failed Antarctic Expedition Ends In Tragedy

British explorer Henry Worsley was just 30 miles from the end of a solo 1,000-mile journey across Antarctica when he succumbed to exhaustion.

January 22, 2016 8 Comments

Official: Haiti Presidential Runoff Will Be Postponed

The spokesman for Haiti’s electoral council says that a much-criticized presidential runoff election will be postponed for a second time.


Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson are hitting the road to cover the elections. Our Tumblr brings you behind the scenes.

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February 4 4 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 108 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.