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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:15 -0400In Iraq, the battle for control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, has been raging for almost a week. There are differing narratives coming from the Pentagon and the front lines.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:00:02 -0400The Pentagon is predicting big victories soon over ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Even if that happens, the next U.S. leader will have figure out how to deal with a weakened, but still dangerous group.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0400"We were told we should be raising children instead," Junko Tabei said of the all-female expedition she helped lead on Everest in 1975.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:22:00 -0400Travelers had crowded onto the train because a section of the main road between Cameroon's two largest cities had collapsed.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:49:00 -0400In the first week of an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the effort is slow and fraught with danger. While officials say the operation is on track, citizens who've witnessed the casualties disagree.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the U.S. this week. Cornell University Professor Thomas Pepinsky talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400Haiti is still recovering from a Category 4 storm that ravaged its southern coast two weeks ago. Scott Simon speaks with Chief Medical Officer Joanna Cherry of Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-Au-Prince.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:32:00 -0400Over the decades, they've tracked down looted paintings and manuscripts, and rescued artwork after natural disasters. These days, they're salvaging centuries-old works in Italy's Amatrice quake zone.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:04 -0400Venezuela has just about every economic advantage a country could ask for: fertile land, good climate, educated population, and oil, lots and lots of oil. So how did it go so wrong?
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:02:00 -0400Wallonia, a French-speaking Belgian region with fewer than four million residents, is holding up Europe's free trade agreement with Canada.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400Refugees from the soon-to-be-razed squatters camp in Calais are being resettled in reception centers across France. The country has traditionally been a haven for asylum seekers, but resettling the newest wave is dividing communities.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400The Pentagon was expected Friday to announce the identity of an American service member killed in Iraq while helping to support the offensive against Mosul. NPR's Tom Bowman tells us more.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:00 -0400In early October, twenty-one girls and young women kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria were reunited with their families. But even after returning, many of those who escaped or have been released by Boko Haram face stigma and difficulty with reintegration. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Kimairis Toogood of the aid organization International Alert.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:00 -0400Canada's trade minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of talks in Brussels Friday, saying that it was impossible to reach a trade deal with the EU. The EU-Canada free trade agreement, which has taken seven years to negotiate, is being blocked by the objections of a small region of Belgium.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:26:00 -0400Officials have blocked the opposition's effort to trigger a recall election against Maduro, who is presiding over an economic implosion. Key opposition leaders say they have received travel bans.