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Egypt Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3-Year Prison Terms
Three Al Jazeera English journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 3 years and 6 months in prison in a controversial case that's dragged on for nearly 2 years.
Plunging Chinese Stock Market Was Barely Covered In China
As the Chinese stock market dramatically tumbled, the country's state-run news media remained largely silent on the turmoil.
Tragic Stories Throw A Harsh Light On Europe's Migration Crisis
A truck filled with bodies in Austria highlighted the perils of the epic refugee flow into Europe. Hungarian journalist Istvan Szekeres tells NPR's Scott Simon about their journey.
Months After Deadly Quake, Climbers Again May Go Up Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest has reopened to climbers for the first time since the April earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Outside Magazine editor Grayson Schaffer.
No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability
A startup in India ? where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability ? is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.
For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle
A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.
Egyptian Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3 Years In Prison
Saturday's ruling in Cairo is the latest twist in a long-running trial which was criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism
The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.
Tropical Storm Erika May Fall Apart Over Hispaniola; Dominica Deaths At 20
The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.
Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave
Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"
#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O
Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.
How Europe Is Grappling With The Realities Of The Migrant Influx
Several European countries are coming under criticism for their response to a recent surge of migrants. Peter Sutherland, a special representative for the United Nations, discusses the situation.
Doctors Without Borders To Take Legal Action Against Bollywood Film
The aid organization also known as Médecins Sans Frontières says that Phantom portrays a worker for a "confusingly similar" group who helps track down a terrorist.
By Boat, By Bus, By Any Way Possible: One Refugee's Perilous Journey
Munzar Omar, a teacher from Syria, left his wife and children behind as he searches for a safer home for them. He's one of hundreds of thousands fleeing war in Syria and heading towards Europe.
Hundreds Of Desperate Migrants Feared Dead Off Libya And In Austria
Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.
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Firepower up close: Korean war games
Escaping war, dying in the back of a truck
All aboard: Life on a cruise ship
Simona Bonanno's photos chronicle the passengers, crews and ships she has encountered over several cruises.
Eerie Chinese amusement park photos explore the darker side of funfairs
Banksy's latest piece, Dismaland took a jab at the bleak, miserable side of theme parks. China it seems, has its own collection of dreary fun -- especially when captured at the dead of winter.
The world in 2050: same size, a lot more people
What killed beloved polar bear?
More than four years ago, Knut the polar bear suffered a seizure and drowned in his enclosure in Germany as horrified zoo visitors watched.
4 dead, others missing after Erika's deluge
Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Erika has caused devastation on the Caribbean island of Dominica, leaving at least four people dead and more than 20 missing, authorities said.
Boats capsize off Libya, killing dozens of migrants
Two boats carrying hundreds of people from various nations capsized near the Libyan city of Zuwara, killing at least 84 people, officials said Friday.
The week in 39 photos
Mounting deaths raise migration's grim toll in Europe
F1 boss: Women 'don't want to take responsibility'
Formula One has traditionally been a man's world but, with more women now involved in the sport, could we see an unexpected change at the top?
First on CNN: Prominent ISIS recruiter targeted in airstrike
The U.S. military and intelligence community is in the final stages of confirming that a U.S. drone strike this week killed Junaid Hussain, who is linked to the Garland, Texas, cartoon contest attack, CNN has learned.
Migrants' bodies wash ashore, overwhelming aid workers
They set out full of hope, clutching a few cherished belongings, or the hand of a loved one as they stepped onto the overcrowded, barely seaworthy boats they thought would take them to new lives in Europe.
What weapons does North Korea have?
From cyber warfare to Soviet era tanks, CNN's Kyung Lah explains what the country's military capabilities are.
11 officials accused in deadly China blast
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