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Sierra Leone Latest: Landslides Death Toll Nears 500
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400
After devastating landslides, local authorities are calling for more than 10,000 people to evacuate as more rainfall is expected.

Authorities Investigate Alcanar Site Where Terrorists Hatched Barcelona Plot
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400
Police are investigating the roots of the plot for one of Spain's deadliest attacks in recent years. The terror cell was using a rented apartment in the small town of Alcanar as a base of operations.

Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:18:56 -0400
Manila's cardinal and another senior cleric have harshly criticized what human rights groups call extrajudicial killings that have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the past 14 months.

Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:30:00 -0400
The service was held as authorities continue a manhunt for the 22-year-old Moroccan believed to be the driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians on a popular promenade.

Spain Mourns Attack Victims
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400
Mourners gathered at Barcelona's most famous church to pray for the victims of the attacks in Spain.

As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400
Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India's solar energy production.

How To Succeed In Business After Fleeing For Your Life
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:00:20 -0400
A father of seven had to start over after his family was forced from home by Boko Haram. He found safety and a new job in a camp for displaced persons.

In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:00:20 -0400
When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.

Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Russia, Wounds 7
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:56:41 -0400
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Russian officials appear to discount the possibility, saying the initial investigation is not focusing on terrorism as a "main theory."

Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Attacks
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:20:00 -0400
Officials say they have dismantled the jihadi cell responsible for the vehicle attacks that killed 14 people but are continuing a manhunt for three suspects still at large.

From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:00:50 -0400
Vacationers from England tossed the bottle into the Mediterranean. It floated nearly 500 miles and into the net of a Palestinian fisherman. He said it was the first piece of mail he had ever received.

Investigation Continues Into Spanish Attacks
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400
Authorities in Spain say a 12-member cell was behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, as well as an earlier explosion.

Counterterrorism Efforts In Spain
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400
As Spain reels from deadly attacks this week, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Juan Zarate from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the Spanish counterterrorism approach.

Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:53:00 -0400
NPR's Scott Simon tackles the painful legacy of the Nazi party and the enduring symbols of hatred used throughout history's atrocities against humanity, recently on display in Charlottesville.

How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:20 -0400
Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.



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