Sat Apr 18 2015
World War III News and InformationWorld
NPR world news, international art and culture, world business and financial markets, world economy, and global trends in health, science and technology. Subscribe to the World Story of the Day podcast and RSS feed.
WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains
The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.
Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan
An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.
Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad
Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.
Australia Says It Broke Up ISIS-Inspired Plot To Attack WWI Event
In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.
Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 35 In Jalalabad; ISIS Reportedly Claims Respon...
Both the United Nations and the Taliban have condemned the attack, which targeted civilians who were in a long line at a bank.
Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt
Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.
In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time
Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.
Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy
The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.
Why Water Markets Might Work In California
When Australia suffered a drought in the 2000s, it set up markets to trade water rights. NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks McKenzie Funk whether water markets could help California.
Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis
Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week, accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.
Frustrations Fuel Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa
Mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in Durban, South Africa, Thursday, hoping to drive out foreigners looking for work. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the BBC's Milton Nkosi about the attacks.
As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface
Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.
From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong
No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.
In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music
In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.
Suicide Attack Kills Dozens At Afghanistan Bank
A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 80, officials said.
CNN.com - World
CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.
ISIS claims blast near U.S. site in Irbil, Iraq
ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack near the U.S. Consulate in the Kurdish Iraqi city of Irbil, according to several Twitter accounts linked to the terror group.
Hussein deputy al-Douri killed, Iraqi state TV reports
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former top adviser to Saddam Hussein and the highest-ranking member of the Iraqi leader's regime to evade capture, has been killed in an Iraqi security operation, Iraqi state-run television reported Friday.
McCain: Pentagon in 'denial' over Ramadi
With the Iraqi city of Ramadi under relentless assault from ISIS, the top U.S. military official said the fall of the city would not mark a turning point in the ongoing military campaign against the terror group.
Shops set ablaze, looted in South Africa
South African police fired rubber bullets Friday to disperse crowds setting immigrant businesses ablaze as attacks against foreigners spread to Johannesburg.
After hours at sea, chaos and desperation at Yemeni city
We were six nautical miles out from Yemen, but even from out here we could hear the Saudi airstrikes, make out their lights as they fell through the sky.
Israel to release Palestinians' tax revenues, officials say
Israel has agreed to release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues and customs duties that it had withheld from the Palestinians for months, officials on both sides said Saturday.
Video of woman standing up to anti-Muslim bully goes viral
An Australian woman is being praised for defending a Muslim couple who were being verbally harassed. CNN's Rosemary Church reports.
ISIS bomber on motorbike kills 33 in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Saturday, a local government spokesman said.
Australian teens held after 'ISIS-inspired' plot foiled
Five young men were arrested Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, in what police called a major counterterrorism operation.
Australian model killed fighting for ISIS
A former model and DJ from Melbourne, described by his former agency as having a promising future, is the latest Australian believed to have been killed fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria.
Students run in fear as earthquake strikes
Dramatic video shows Chinese students running into the streets as an earthquake rattles the building. CNN's Derek Van Dam reports.
Ukrainian Holocaust survivors forced to flee again
One war was enough for Gregory Margolin.
Pope Francis considering Cuba visit
Washington. New York. Philadelphia. Havana? The Vatican says Pope Francis may add another leg to his trip to the United States this September, visiting Cuba just months after he helped negotiate a diplomatic thaw between the two nations.
Van Gogh's left ear, cloned for science and art
Discover 13 science-loving sculptures inspired by algorithms, anatomy, big data, video games, and 3D printing technology.
Millions of dollars in World War II silver recovered
It took more than seven decades, but England finally got its delivery of tons of silver coins.
War Information LinksWar Article on the ethics of war and peace, the Just War theory, and pacificsm.
War Times Journal An on-line magazine which covers all periods of military history and military science.
Anti-War LinksAntiwar.com A source for antiwar news, viewpoints, and activities.
Stop the War Coalition UK anti-war organisation. Provides news, articles, mailing lists, calendar of peace events, and photos.
World War Links A multitude of world war links.
War HistoryBattlefield Anomalies Collection of battle and campaign accounts, mainly dealing with 19th century subjects.
Clash of Steel Searchable database of military engagements throughout history.
Military Quotes A collection of almost one thousand quotes related to war and military matters.
World War 3