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More Than 60 Killed In Attack On Police Academy In Pakistan
Most of the victims are young police cadets, NPR's Philip Reeves report. Gunmen stormed a dormitory at night, opened fire and detonated suicide vests. More than 100 people were injured in the attack.
What's In It For The Corpse Flower To Smell Like Death?
The corpse flower is a botanical rock star ? prized by botanic gardens around the globe. In a new video, NPR's Skunk Bear explores the biology of the stinky giant, which thrives by playing dead.
King's Death Slows Tourist Visits To Thailand
The death of Thailand's king this month left a hole in the hearts of many. It also created uncertainty for some in the tourism industry ? which accounts for at least 10 percent of the country's GDP.
U.N. Official Says War Crimes Are Being Committed In Aleppo
David Greene speaks with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, who called what is taking place in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, "crimes of historic proportions."
Kurdish Journalists, Embedded With Peshmerga, Live Stream Mosul Battle
Renee Montagne talks to Hemin Lihony, head of digital media for Rudaw, a Kurdish network that's been live streaming the battle for Mosul, Iraq.
Dozens Dead After Gunmen Storm Pakistani Police Training Center
The assault occurred on a police training academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta, near the border with Afghanistan. Blame is leveled at an Islamist Sunni group with links to al-Qaida.
Gunmen Storm Pakistani Police Training Center; Dozens Killed
In Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday and detonated explosive vests ? killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said.
Near Mosul, Some Residents Flee ISIS, Others Stay And Fight With ISIS
The Iraqi army is battling its way through villages south of Mosul. Residents who fled say some local tribes are still with ISIS, and will be ready to fight to the death.
Iraqi Fighters Continue Push Toward ISIS Held City Of Mosul
A coalition of various Iraqi fighters with assistance from the U.S. are continuing to push toward the ISIS held city of Mosul. Is the fight going according to plan? NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Jessica Lewis McFate, research director at the Institute for the Study of War, about how it is going so far.
France Begins Clearing Out Migrant Camp In Calais
France began clearing the sprawling migrant camp in the northern city of Calais on Monday. The camp, known as "The Jungle," has been home to more than 6,500 migrants who have fled war and poverty. France plans to resettle the migrants in 450 centers around the country.
Surge Of Cuban Migrants Arrive On U.S. Shores
Cubans who recently made the dangerous migration to Florida by boat talk about what drove them to leave their homeland, about leaving their families behind, and what awaits them here in the U.S.
Demanding Greater Respect From U.S., Philippines Looks To China
President Duterte has vowed a more independent foreign policy, raising doubts about longstanding ties with the U.S. "We cannot forever be the little brown brothers," Duterte's foreign secretary said.
Christopher Marlowe Officially Credited As Co-Author Of 3 Shakespeare Plays
Oxford University Press will list both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe as co-authors of the three Henry VI plays in its newest complete edition of Shakespeare's work.
PHOTOS: France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From Notorious 'Jungle' ...
French security forces intend to dismantle the squalid camp that, despite its poor living conditions, has housed thousands of people who fled wars or poverty for a better life in Europe.
Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants
Cuban migrants have received preferential treatment for more than a half-century. But as the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, that policy could change and Cubans are racing to reach U.S. shores.
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Defusing ISIS bombs with bare hands and little else
Along a dusty village track just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga pick up truck leads us to a small house. We drive slowly, and in single file. There are hidden dangers all around.
Iraqi Christian town freed from ISIS control, commander says
Iraqi forces are in complete control of the Christian town of Hamdaniya after ISIS militants seized the city more than two years ago, a commander said.
Pirate radio risks death to fight ISIS on airwaves
Not far from Mohamad Al Mawsily's studio, fierce battles are raging to oust ISIS from the northern city of Mosul. But from his secret location, the young Iraqi businessman is waging another war against the militants on a daily basis. Less bloody? Yes. But, still potentially lethal.
1st woman to climb Everest dies
Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb the world's highest peak, has died at age 77, according to Japanese media reports.
Guard killed; 174 inmates escape
A manhunt is underway after 174 inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti following a riot during which one guard was killed, authorities said.
Hostages held nearly 5 years freed
Somali pirates have released 26 hostages after nearly five years in captivity, according to an organization involved in mediation efforts.
One man's flight to freedom in a hay stack
Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the ill-fated revolution, one man remembers escaping the violence that would leave 2,500 Hungarians dead and so many more displaced.
Zombies walk Mexico City streets
Enthusiasts take part in a zombie walk in Mexico City.
Millions of IP addresses used in cyberattack
Mortar attack marks end of Aleppo ceasefire
Mortar fire from regime forces struck the al-Mashhad neighborhood of eastern Aleppo on Saturday evening as a three-day Russian-backed ceasefire came to an end at 7 p.m. (noon ET), according to the activist Aleppo Media Center.
Australian swimmer thanks fan who raised alarm over mole
Australian Olympic gold medalist Mack Horton has paid tribute to a fan who spotted a suspicious mole on the swimmer's chest and urged him to get it checked out.
Venezuela halts effort to recall president
A drive to hold a recall referendum on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been halted, Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced in a statement.
Duterte: We're not really severing ties with US
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified his comments that seemed to call for a split from the United States, saying he was advocating a "separation of foreign policy" rather than "a severance of ties."
Mexican police chief arrested in connection with missing students
The former police chief of the Mexican city of Iguala -- where 43 students disappeared two years ago -- was arrested Friday in connection with the case, according to Mexico's National Security Commission's official Twitter page. Felipe Flores Vazquez, who had been sought since the students went missing, had been labeled as one of the "probable masterminds" of the disappearance by then-Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam. Karam said in November 2014 that the students were abducted on orders of a local mayor, turned over to a gang who killed them, burned their bodies in a landfill and tossed the remains into a nearby river.
US destroyer sails in South China Sea to make a point
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed through the South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation intended to send a blunt message to China.
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