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Turkey Launches Offensive On U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militia In Syria
The U.S. views the Kurdish group as crucial to battling ISIS, but Turkey considers them allies of another Kurdish group it classifies as terrorists.
01/21/2018 07:26 PM
Germany's Social Democrats Party Votes For Formal Coalition Talks With Merkel
It's a vital step to ending a nearly four-month long political crisis in Germany after last September's elections failed to give any party a majority.
01/21/2018 06:15 PM
As Pence Tours Mideast, Tension Lingers Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision
The topic came up during Pence's talks with Egypt's and Jordan's leaders. The vice president now heads for a warmer welcome in Israel from the country's government.
01/21/2018 04:31 PM
Escaping Boko Haram In 'A Gift From Darkness'
Writer Andrea Hoffmann tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro the story of Patience Ibrahim, a teenager captured and brutalized by Boko Haram. Ibrahim and Hoffmann co-authored the book A Gift from Darkness.
01/21/2018 12:57 PM
The Future Of Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees
Myanmar says it is ready to start receiving Rohingya refugees this week, but will they be safe? Eric Schwartz of Refugees International discusses their return with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
01/21/2018 12:57 PM
'The Crown' Says One Dance Changed History. The Truth Isn't So Simple
What the Netflix show gets right — and wrong — about Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Ghana in 1961.
01/21/2018 12:00 PM
Taliban Claims Responsibility After Gunmen Attack Luxury Hotel In Kabul
Witnesses said there were at least four gunmen who were wearing army uniforms. A fight with Afghan security forces lasted more than 13 hours before the government said all attackers were killed.
01/21/2018 10:36 AM
Paul Bocuse, 'Giant' Of French Cuisine, Dies At 91
The French president and several celebrity chefs mourned the loss of a man who helped re-imagine French cuisine.
01/20/2018 07:41 PM
Animal Trafficking 'Kingpin' Arrested In Thailand
Boonchai Bach is accused of heading a network that dealt in large quantities of poached elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn and other endangered species.
01/20/2018 03:46 PM
With A Show Of Hands, Filipino-American Chefs Rekindle Kamayan Feasts
Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating — without utensils. But it's also a generous shared meal of time-honored colorful foods that creates camaraderie. And it's catching on in the U.S.
01/20/2018 01:00 PM
A Dad Separated From His Daughter Resettles Across The Border After Deportation
Jose Mares came to the United States from Mexico when he was 8 years old. Last year, he was deported. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Mares about what it's like to be sent back to a country he hardly knew.
01/20/2018 12:58 PM
As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future
Authorities are closing a dump on the outskirts of Brasilia. Some 2,000 trash-pickers, who sort and sell recyclables, depend on the dump for their livelihoods — despite the risk of disease and injury.
01/20/2018 12:25 PM
A Drone's Eye View Of The World: Hippos, Palm Trees, Motor Scooters
Here are a few of the winners from the 4th International Drone Photography Contest.
01/20/2018 12:00 PM
PHOTOS: To Brighten Dreary Winter Nights, A Festival Lights Up London
Winters in London can be damp and dreary, and it gets dark early. The "Lumiere London" light festival features more than 50 outdoor installations by artists from Europe and North America.
01/20/2018 12:00 PM
Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban
After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.
01/20/2018 12:22 AM