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As Residents Slept, Quake Leveled Buildings In Several Italian Towns
The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. and was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.
'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS
Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
Controversy Erupts In Russia Over Report On Female Genital Mutilation
It's the first systematic documentation of the practice in the republic of Dagestan. Reactions from a mufti, a priest and a rabbi have sparked a charged debate.
Syrian Regime Area Residents Suffer Amid Deadly Rebel Offensive
Syrian regime attacks like the one that wounded an Aleppo boy in images last week have been commonplace. But recently rebels are attacking civilians on the government side of town as well.
South Sudan's Current Conflict Leaves Residents In 'Desperate State'
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Justin Lynch, a journalist in Juba, South Sudan, about the roots of the current conflict in that country.
Extinct 'Micro Lion' Is Named For Sir David Attenborough
Microleo attenboroughi was a tiny, marsupial lion that lived some 18 million years ago. Paleontologists in Australia said they named it after the famed naturalist "for his dedication and enthusiasm."
Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia
Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.
U.S. Service Member Killed In Afghanistan's Helmand Province
The service member was on a training mission when a roadside bomb went off Tuesday near the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. It is the second U.S. combat death in Afghanistan since January.
In A Tiny German Town, Residents And Refugees Adapt
Klosterheide, population 280, is hosting 60 refugees. Some locals are wary. "Those who don't try have no chance to correct their bad prejudices," says a local official who coordinates refugee housing.
Mysterious, Encrypted Medieval Manuscript Set To Be Published In Replica
Want to try to crack the code of the Voynich Manuscript, written in an unknown language with unrecognizable illustrations? You might soon be able to buy a precise copy of the book ... for some $8,000.
NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down
NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the Summer Olympics on various platforms and hailed it as a big triumph, even though TV ratings dropped off substantially from London in 2012.
Ex-French President Sarkozy To Run For Presidency In 2017
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he's running once again for the presidency ? years after a failed re-election bid that was seen as a rebuke to his leadership.
The Rio Olympics: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Uncertainty
The nuanced vibe of a city can't be captured by an aerial "spider camera" that crawls far above everyone's heads.
Militant Who Destroyed Mali Cultural Sites Pleads Guilty To War Crimes
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi deliberately damaged buildings and ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu in 2012. It is believed to be the first time an act of cultural destruction has been treated as a war crime.
Conservative Leader Sarkozy Announces Bid To Retake French Presidency
The former president, who was unseated in 2012, is pushing hard-line policies on immigration and security.
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How Canada's indigenous teenagers are being sold for sex
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
Survivor overcomes her sex trafficking past
By age 11 Tanay Little had been trafficked for sex. Embracing her indigenous Canadian heritage helped save her.
Girls smuggled into China and sold as child brides
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
Trafficking survivor smashed triathlon world record
What does it sound like inside Norma Bastidas' head?
ISIS turns to kids
A boy stands shaking in the street. Fear etched across his face. Two men flank him on either side as a third rips through the boy's Barcelona football shirt to reveal what appears to be an explosive belt.
Trolls bombard with Irish model with slurs
It's final: Russia banned from Paralympics
Russia will not compete at next month's Paralympic Games in Rio.
Turkey strikes ISIS, Kurds in northern Syria
Turkey's military bombarded ISIS targets in northern Syria for the second consecutive day Tuesday after mortars from Syria struck two Turkish border towns, a senior Turkish official and state media reported.
The job with the best view in the world.
Asnath Mahapa is the first African female pilot in South Africa. Not content with breaking boundaries she has set up her own flight school to inspire the next generation.
Life inside the Philippines' most overcrowded jail
In an unassuming Quezon City neighborhood, across from a municipal library and around the corner from a police station stands the local jail.
Woman hit by bomb, gives birth
Doctors hold the ashen baby upside down by its feet and slap its bottom hard, desperate to detect any signs of life.
22 children among Turkey blast victims
In the horrific aftermath of a blast that ripped through a wedding at Gaziantep in southern Turkey -- being blamed by officials on a child suicide bomber -- CNN's Ben Wedeman visited the distressing scene.
Why are India's farmers killing themselves?
Harsha Vadlamani knows India's drought cycles.
40 knives removed from man's stomach
A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation.
Movie poster blunder sparks controversy
For a movie whose plot is all about trying to communicate, Paramount's upcoming film 'Arrival' did a horrible job of getting its own message across.
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