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What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet
A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.
Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87
South African freedom fighter Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.
Iranian And Russian Presidents Meet In Moscow
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rouhani said recently that he hoped "a new turning point in the development of our relations will be reached." NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about their relationship.
Polling Stations Open In Europe For Turkish Referendum
Voting in the controversial Turkish referendum that led to the nasty spat between President Erdogan and Western European leaders starts in Germany. It's home to the largest ex-pat European community outside Turkey. It goes on for several weeks.
Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested After Protests
Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to independent Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner who is in Moscow.
In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local
Until recently, migrant workers, lured by bonuses, drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.
For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela
Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.
$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'
It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.
CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are
A report from the U.N. Refugee Agency shows some surprising trends in the world's refugee crisis.
Avalanche Engulfs Student Trip In Japan, Leaving At Least 8 Presumed Dead
"Suddenly everything turned white," one student told local media. A mountaineering training exercise had drawn students and teachers from high schools across the region.
Hong Kong Police Arrest 'Umbrella Movement' Pro-Democracy Organizers
Leaders of large demonstrations that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 were told to report to police Monday on charges of causing a public nuisance.
At Least 500 Demonstrators Arrested In Moscow
Thousands of Russians protested against corruption in what appears to be the largest public demonstrations in the past few years. The crowds gathered to protest government corruption, many calling for Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's resignation. The main leader of the anti-corruption movement, Alexei Navalny, was detained.
New Chief Minister For India's Largest State Has Tumultuous First Week
A holy man, recently installed as the chief minister of India's largest state, is stirring things up. A meat crackdown began within 48 hours of Yogi Adityanath assuming office.
Trapped Civilians Complicate U.S. Efforts in Northern Syria And Iraq
NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman explains U.S. and coalition efforts to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa and the ongoing fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Recent airstrikes in Mosul may have led to the deaths of more than one hundred civilians, including women and children.
Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.
Visa holders who worked with the U.S. overseas say they've been detained and threatened with deportation upon arrival in the country, but federal officials say there is broad discretion to deny entry.
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Russian storm brews over Trump's presidency
3 ways to investigate the Trump campaign and Russia, explained
Lawmakers, officials and watchdog groups have all offered their takes on how best to investigate Russia's attempts to influence the US presidential election.
Russian banker who met with Jared Kushner has ties to Putin
The Russian banker who met with Jared Kushner in December has ties to the Russian government and was appointed to his job by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Calls grow for Nunes to step aside in Russia probe
Key House Democrats are calling on Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, widening a stunning partisan split over the probe.
Cyclone Debbie lashes Queensland coast
Tropical Cyclone Debbie barreled down Tuesday on northeast Australia, dumping torrential rain on the region and leaving more than 50,000 homes without power.
Daily Mail's 'Legsit' headline slammed for sexism
"It wasn't quite stilettos at dawn," read the Daily Mail's front-page tease, alongside a photograph of British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Photographer capturesbeauty of Europe's abandoned buildings
Gina Soden has spent the last six years seeking out Europe's grand and abandoned buildings, from hospital asylums and palaces to boarded up schools and disused power stations.
100+ bodies pulled from site of coalition airstrike
Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela ally, dies
Internationally, Ahmed Kathrada didn't have the name recognition of his close friend and cellmate Nelson Mandela, but he was one of South Africa's best-loved and revered anti-apartheid activists -- and a moral compass for the nation.
Uber is ditching this country next month
Uber is saying "farvel" -- or farewell -- to Denmark.
Nigerians boycott Coca-Cola drinks
Consumers of Sprite and Fanta have more to worry about than rotting teeth according to a Lagos High Court judge, who ruled that the Coca-Cola products could be "poisonous."
From Yemen to Mosul, Trump's rocky start in the Middle East
US President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe Islamist terrorism "from the face of the Earth" and says he wants the US to "start winning wars again" -- but he's gotten off to a rocky start in the Middle East.
Why are Russians protesting with ducks and sneakers?
A series of anti-corruption protests swept through Russia on Sunday, leading to the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators, including top Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.
What American manufacturing looks like in the Trump era
Voodoo Manufacturing does 3D print manufacturing, a growing field that represents a new stripe of industrial jobs growing in the U.S.
Hero politician speaks out about London attack
Tobias Ellwood, the UK's Foreign Office minister, became one of the prominent faces of last week's London attack when he was photographed administering aid to a wounded police officer. Sadly, PC Keith Palmer passed away, and on Monday, Ellwood issued a statement honoring him and reflecting on the aftermath of last week's events.
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