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Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet
The U.S. is about to complete its long-planned handover of Internet domain name management to a global non-profit. Republicans argue it's an example of the Obama administration giving up U.S. power.
Philippine President Says He'll Open Trade Alliances With China, Russia
President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he's willing to "cross the Rubicon" with the U.S., a close ally, and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier."
A Million Dollars Goes To An App That Brings A Better Bus Commute
The $1 million Hult Prize went to team Magic Bus. By cutting wait times in Nairobi, the bus crew makes customers happy ? and boosts their own income.
Prince George Leaves Canada's Prime Minister Hanging
Video shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau crouching to the royal toddler's level. He offered a low-five, but Prince George did not respond. Trudeau tried a high-five, even a handshake. Also declined.
After 5 Decades, Colombia And Rebel Group FARC To Sign Peace Treaty
The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas on Monday will sign a pact that could end a war that has killed more than 200,000 people. The treaty still will need support through a public referendum.
U.N. Security Council Fails To Act After Emergency Meeting On Syria
The aerial bombardment of eastern Aleppo by Syrian regime and Russian warplanes has reached a new level of ferocity. The attacks killed hundreds, overwhelmed hospitals and destroyed neighborhoods.
War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD
Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.
China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World
China says the 500-meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Meets With Clinton And Trump
Trump affirmed his support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a position that would reverse long-standing U.S. policy. Clinton committed to enforcing the nuclear deal with Iran.
Aleppo Under The Most Intense Air Bombardment Since Syrian War Began, U.N. Says
The U.N. Secretary-General said he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation," and that the bombing of densely populated urban areas may amount to war crimes.
Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?
NPR's David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's hardly alone. But it's an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.
A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids
To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-foot mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.
After Aiding Injured Israelis, A Palestinian Is Targeted For Abuse
When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.
The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War
An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.
Want To Get To Know The Real France? Call A 'Random' French Person
A tourist agency in France has established a hotline that connects callers to a random French volunteer. NPR's Oliver Dearden tested it out.
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Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'
Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there.
Go inside Syria's parallel universe
A recent video from Syria's state news agency boasts about Aleppo's thriving nightlife, but it's a far cry from what life is really like in the war-torn city.
200 airstrikes pummel Aleppo amid ceasefire
Bloodied toddlers wail on a hospital bed. Rescuers pull a baby from rubble, unsure whether the child will survive.
'This isn't Pompeii, this is Aleppo'
As Aleppo was hammered by 200 airstrikes this weekend, activists and aid workers posted dozens of pictures and videos online. Each of them heartbreaking, each of them helping to convey horror of the besieged city. On Friday afternoon, a photo of a father and son who had fallen victim to the war emerged. Covered in blood and dust, the pressure of the rubble holding their final postures in place.
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Calais 'Jungle' to be dismantled
French President Francois Hollande says the controversial makeshift camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais will be completely dismantled.
Lawmaker wants hijab banned from passport photos
A Swiss politician, who's spoken out against burqas and the construction of minarets, now wants hijabs banned from passport photographs.
FIFA scraps anti-racism task force
FIFA has come under criticism for disbanded its anti-racism task force after soccer's world governing body said the body had "completely fulfilled its temporary mission."
Last armed conflict in Latin America is finally ending
A conflict that lasted over five decades. An estimated 220,000 people killed. Five million displaced.
Assad critic's passport confiscated in Britain
An award-winning Syrian journalist and prominent critic of President Bashar al-Assad says Britain's Border Agency confiscated one of her passports at the request of the embattled Syrian regime.
Russia's actions barbarism, US says
Top UN officials have separately described the Syrian regime's brutal offensive against areas of the besieged northern city of Aleppo as "barbaric."
US, South Korea put on show of force
The US and South Korean navies put on a show of force in the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a string of displays of military might in response to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.
N. Korea threatens to wipe out Seoul
South Korea's defense minister said elite troops are on standby to assassinate Kim Jong Un if the country feels threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
What if North Korea's missiles come from underwater?
The US and South Korean navies took to the seas Monday with a message for North Korea: Think twice before you threaten us.
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