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North Korean Diplomat Joins List Of Suspects In Kim Jong Nam's Death

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:53:00 -0500

It's the latest twist in the inquiry into the killing of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who died 10 days ago shortly after being approached by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Egypt's Beloved Koshary Is A Modern Mystery In An Ancient Cuisine

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:20 -0500

Widely considered the national dish, no one knows quite where it came from. But you can find this flavorful carb-packed treat anywhere from mama's kitchen to food carts and elaborate eateries.

Muslim Leader In Nigeria Links Polygamy To Poverty And Terrorism

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Emir Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II says he's working with Islamic scholars to draft a law discouraging men from marrying multiple wives if they cannot afford to educate large families.

Canada Continues To Accept Asylum Seekers From The U.S.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:06:00 -0500

The Canada Border Services Agency last month saw 452 asylum seekers in Quebec. A lot of those people are crossing into Canada from the United States.

U.S. Officials To Brief Mexican Government On Immigration Policies

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:06:00 -0500

The U.S. government estimates there are about 11 million people in the country illegally, and the Pew Research Center says a little over half of them are from Mexico.

Muslim Brotherhood, Mainstream In Many Countries, May Be Listed As Terror Group

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:01:00 -0500

The Trump administration is considering listing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror organization. It's banned in some countries, but elsewhere in the Mideast is considered a mainstream political group.

New Report Finds ISIS Territorial Defeats Are Also Hitting The Group's Wallet

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:57:00 -0500

The researchers found that ISIS took in approximately 50 percent less income last year than in 2014. That's because its financial fortunes are linked to the amount of territory it controls.

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:41:00 -0500

Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.

'Out Of Gitmo': Released Guantanamo Detainee Struggles In His New Home

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:30:00 -0500

Are former detainees still a threat or just desperate to rebuild their lives? In partnership with PBS's Frontline, Arun Rath traveled to Serbia to find out why it's so difficult to relocate the men.

In South Sudan, People Are Dying Of Hunger As Civil War Continues

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:53:00 -0500

The U.N. says nearly 5 million people do not have enough food, and it issued a formal famine declaration for Unity State in the north-central part of the country.

At U.K. Parliament, Zingers Fly In Debate Over Trump State Visit

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:37:00 -0500

As thousands protested outside Britain's Parliament Monday, members debated whether President Trump should have the honor of meeting the queen on a state visit. Rhetorical skills were on full display.

Plane Crashes Into Mall In Australia, Killing Pilot And 4 Americans

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:03:00 -0500

The plane crashed into the Direct Factory Outlets mall shortly after takeoff, according to media reports. All passengers are believed to have died in the crash, and nobody inside the mall was injured.

New Trump Adviser H.R. McMaster Faces An Old Challenge — Iraq

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:59:00 -0500

McMaster first made his name as a captain in Iraq in 1991. Then, in 2007 he was a key figure in the "surge." Now, 26 years after he first went to Iraq, he'll be seeking a solution in his new post.

Remembering Moscow's U.N. Ambassador, The Russian In My Rolodex

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:31:00 -0500

An NPR editor who knew Vitaly Churkin in 1990s Moscow remembers him as a fierce defender of his nation's most controversial policies — and a diplomat who made himself accessible to U.S. reporters.

How A Broken-Hearted Young Girl Found Healing In Her Grandmother's Vadais

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:20 -0500

Love can come from where you least expect it. And while a girl learns from her grandmother how to make her favorite Indian breakfast treat, she finds that food, family and love are often intertwined.