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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:01:23 -0500

Hariri had resigned his post while visiting Riyadh amid intrigue over Lebanon's role in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.

Search For Missing Argentinean Submarine And Crew Continues

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

An Argentinean submarine carrying 44 crew members reported an electrical problem when it last was heard from a week ago. A massive search for the vessel is underway. But while there's enough food to last 90 days, the oxygen supply is only enough for one week when the vessel is submerged.

Have Conditions Improved In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Jacqueline Charles of The Miami Herald about the end of temporary protection for Haitians. The Trump administration decided that Haitians must go back to their home country next year, adding that the conditions after the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.

In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe Resigns

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

The move ends Mugabe's 37-year-reign. It comes a week after the military seized power, heading off his apparent efforts to place his wife in position to succeed him.

Lawmakers Fear President Trump's Authority To Launch Nuclear Weapons

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:15:00 -0500

Some lawmakers and experts are raising concerns about the president's unilateral authority to launch nuclear weapons as tensions with North Korea continue to escalate.

WATCH: Their Flight Was Delayed. So, They Broke Out An Accordion And Partied

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:34:00 -0500

After travelers found their flight from Toronto delayed, they got out instruments and got to singing. And by the time the flight landed, Facebook videos of the singalong had taken off.

Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:47:39 -0500

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says Guardian reporter Luke Harding. His new book is Collusion.

Robert Mugabe Resigns As Zimbabwe's President

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:25:00 -0500

The speaker of parliament read what he said was a letter from Mugabe, who's led Zimbabwe since its independence from Britain in 1980. Journalist Jeffrey Barbee in Harare talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's Longtime President, Resigns After Tumultuous Week

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:35:00 -0500

The longtime president's own party made a motion to impeach him Tuesday. After 37 years in power, Robert Mugabe had faced unprecedented pressure to resign — pressure he ignored until now.

At Least 50 Killed In Bombing During Mosque's Morning Prayers In Nigeria

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:21:00 -0500

A suicide bomber detonated explosives just as prayers were getting underway at a mosque in Mubi, in Nigeria's northeast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram is suspected.

America's Cup Race Gets A Radical New Single-Hulled Boat

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:36:00 -0500

The 166-year-old yacht race, which has featured giant foiling catamarans in recent years, will return to monohulls in 2021. But the new boats are far from traditional.

On The Hunt For 'Authentic Ethnic Food'? Be Careful Who You Ask

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:18:04 -0500

So, you're in the mood for some good Indian food. Should you just text the first South Asian person on your contact list?

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Likely To Face Impeachment Proceedings

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

President Robert Mugabe has survived a military takeover and an ousting by his own party, but he still refuses to resign. On Tuesday, the party is expected to begin the impeach process in parliament.

Why Brazil's Freewheeling Image Doesn't Match Reality

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Brazil may be known for its beaches and bikinis but it is a conservative and religious country, and apparently getting more so. Artists who tackle issues of sex and gender say they face a backlash.

Rohingya Trapped In 'Dehumanizing' Conditions, Report Says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

A report details the state Muslim Rohingya, who are still in Myanmar, are forced to live in. Steve Inskeep talks to Laura Haigh, a Myanmar researcher with Amnesty International about the findings.