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Violence In Brazil Escalates, Army Is Deployed To Neighborhoods
The request for the Army to patrol areas comes days after rival members of a drug cartel started a war in Rio's most dangerous favela. Since Sunday, shootouts have become common in the area.
09/26/2017 11:46 AM
How Is President Trump's Security Strategy Working In Afghanistan?
Last month, Trump announced his new Afghan strategy. NPR's Tom Bowman is making his first trip back to Afghanistan since that announcement, and discusses what he's seeing with Mary Louise Kelly.
09/26/2017 08:59 AM
Rough Translation: Half Of German Improv Class Is Filled With Refugees
With the election in Germany bringing immigration to the fore, the NPR podcast Rough Translation visits an improv class where new arrivals learn the unwritten rules of German culture.
09/26/2017 08:59 AM
Historic Transfer Of Power Takes Place In Angola
For the first time since 1979, Jose Eduardo dos Santos is not Anogola's president. The only president generations have known is stepping down. A new leader is being inaugurated in the capital Luanda.
09/26/2017 08:59 AM
Wary Of Unrest Among Uighur Minority, China Locks Down Xinjiang Province
Following riots and attacks in past years, residents of Urumqi, the capital of the western region, now live and work under intense surveillance, and are subject to detention after traveling abroad.
09/26/2017 08:57 AM
Thousands Flee Bali's Mount Agung After Volcano Threat Level Is Raised
Authorities say the mountain, which last erupted 54 years ago, is poised to go at any time.
09/25/2017 11:58 PM
Iraqi Kurds Vote On Independence In Historic Referendum
Iraqi Kurds voted on Monday in a referendum on whether to seek independence from Iraq. Neighboring countries worry an independent Kurdistan could destabilize the region.
09/25/2017 08:31 PM
Far-Right Gains Set To Alter Germany's Relationship With U.S, E.U.
Angela Merkel won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany Sunday, but a far-right party also gained unprecedented representation.
09/25/2017 08:31 PM
Germany's Angela Merkel Wins 4th Term As Far-Right Party Gains Power
Angela Merkel is chancellor of Germany again, but her party lost a lot of support, and the far right are in parliament for the first time in decades. The election results are a major shock for Germany's political establishment.
09/25/2017 08:31 PM
Syrian Refugee Activist And Her Daughter Brutally Murdered In Turkey
The killing of a mother and daughter who worked to document atrocities committed by the Syrian regime rocked refugee communities in Turkey and elsewhere.
09/25/2017 08:31 PM
Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless
In Cataño, near San Juan, the storm left hundreds living in a shelter where conditions are becoming increasingly dire.
09/25/2017 08:31 PM
Iraq's Kurdish Region Votes In Controversial Independence Referendum
The vote is seen as a way to signal the ethnic minority's desire for self-determination, despite strong opposition from regional and international powers. Turnout reportedly was high.
09/25/2017 06:45 PM
'Declaration Of War' Means North Korea Can Shoot Down U.S. Bombers, Minister Says
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says that under international law, his country can legally shoot down U.S. military planes — even if they're not in North Korea's airspace.
09/25/2017 04:53 PM
'Hard Confrontations' Ahead With Far-Right Party In German Parliament, Merkel Says
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would work to win back voters who'd abandoned her party. Meanwhile, internal squabbles erupted among leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
09/25/2017 04:00 PM
How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money
Some of the world's best cacao grows in Venezuela, a country roiled by political turmoil. One chocolatier is betting those beans can propel a whole industry and turn women into micro-entrepreneurs.
09/25/2017 03:17 PM