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At 93, Diana Kennedy Still Reigns As Mexico's Feistiest Food Expert
The cookbook Nothing Fancy, first published in 1984, has just been re-released ? and is the closest thing to a memoir that the formidable "Julia Child of Mexico" has ever written.
How Trump Plans To Deal With Radical Islam
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make war on "radical Islam." Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, has been especially outspoken on what the war might entail.
Behind Trump's Taiwan Phone Chat, A Veteran Washington Insider
Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.
Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week
A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.
Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran
Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.
Brexit Vote Comes With Risks For English City Home To Nissan Plant
A Nissan auto plant in Sunderland, England, is the town's biggest employer. It builds cars for the whole European market, but locals still voted to leave the European Union, putting Nissan's investment ? and their own jobs ? at risk.
Bob Dole Lobbied Trump Team On Outreach To Taiwan
Bob Dole, a former GOP senator and presidential candidate, has been working as a foreign agent for the government of Taiwan, according to disclosure documents filed with the Justice Department. The filing shows that the World War II hero, now acting as a lobbyist with the Washington law firm Alston & Bird, coordinated with Trump's campaign and his transition team to set up meetings between Trump's advisers and Taiwan officials.
Trump's Plan For China Tariffs Could Lead To 'Collateral Damage On Both Sides'
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mark Wu, assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. trade negotiator, about how Trump would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods, as he has promised.
Trump Names Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad As Next Ambassador To China
The Trump transition team announced Wednesday that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be the next ambassador to China.
Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Voters Reject Constitutional Reform
Italy's prime minister submitted his resignation following the weekend no vote on his constitutional reform.
Cubans Fear Dampening Of U.S. Relations Under Trump Presidency
Cubans who have benefited from the Obama administration's opening to the communist island are nervous about what lies ahead with the incoming Trump administration.
At The Heart Of A Polish Christmas Ad, A Hard Kernel ? And Some Happy Tears
The sweet little story of an aging man learning the English language features a kid, a puppy ? and a hopeful take on a journey made by hundreds of thousands of Poles.
Plane Crashes In Northern Pakistan; 48 People Are Believed Dead
Those onboard included former pop singer Junaid Jamshed, according to local media. Pakistan's aviation agency says the crash seems to have been an accident, not the result of an attack.
'Frantic' Search For Survivors After Earthquake In Indonesia Kills Nearly 100
A magnitude 6.5 quake on the coast of Aceh province has destroyed hundreds of buildings. Authorities say there's no risk of tsunami, like the one in 2004 triggered by a quake in the same area.
As Syrian Government Forces Advance, The War Could Be At A Turning Point
After more than five years of fighting, President Bashar Assad's military is making significant advances against rebels in Aleppo and is subduing the restive suburbs of Damascus.
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Plane carrying 47 people loses control and crashes
Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK-661 carrying 40 passengers has lost contact with a control tower, the airline said in a statement Wednesday.
The Pakistani Brad Pitt was on the flight
Junaid Jamshed was on a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Chitral to Islamabad when it crashed.
Former pop star on flight gave up glamour for God
He soared to fame as the front man of one of Pakistan's most iconic pop bands. And then at the height of his career, he gave it up to devote his life to God.
Recent major plane crashes
Look back at photos of notable airplane crashes through the years.
Powerful quake kills at least 97
At least 25 people were killed in an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province Wednesday morning according to the head of the Aceh Red Cross.
ISIS hostage appears in propaganda video
British journalist John Cantlie appears in a new ISIS propaganda video recently recorded in Mosul, Iraq, Iraqi security officials told CNN.
Why Angela Merkel suddenly wants to ban the veil
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not one for rabble-rousing. In 11 years as the leader of Germany, her speeches are usually sobering analyses of thorny political and economic dilemmas, using only her signature diamond-shaped hand gesture to punctuate her points.
It's official: Italy's PM has resigned
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi officially resigned Wednesday after a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform.
Paris' plan for its leftover 'love locks'
It's been more than a year since Paris ended its relationship with love locks.
Rebuilding Japan's war machine
Seventy-five years after Japan unleashed one of the most devastating naval attacks in history on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor, the country has again established itself as one of the world's foremost military powers, experts say.
7-year-old in Aleppo tweets she's 'trapped by bombs'
The family of a 7-year-old girl who has captured the world's imagination with her heartbreaking tweets from Aleppo says the Syrian army has taken control of their area of the city.
Aleppo: Syrian regime forces seize most of old city
Syrian government troops now control most of the neighborhoods in the old city of Aleppo after days of fierce fighting against rebel forces, with only small pockets remaining in opposition hands.
The city getting swallowed by sand
After years of deforestation and drought as a result of climate change, Sudan's rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger.
61 patients escape from mental health facility
If doctors in Kenya were looking for a way to show their value -- it couldn't have come clearer.
Man arrested for racist threats to Brexit challenger
A 55-year-old man has been arrested over racist online threats he allegedly made against Gina Miller, the businesswoman behind a high-profile legal challenge to Brexit.
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