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Spain Rescues Nearly 600 People At Sea As Migration Patterns Change

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:30:00 -0400

Authorities rescued 593 people in one day Wednesday. The number of migrants arriving in Spain by sea is up sharply from last year, and the number arriving in Greece has dramatically fallen.

Refugees From Raqqa In Northern Syria Want 'Just To Stay Alive'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

The International Committee of the Red Cross visited northern Syria and found 200,000 displaced people living in difficult camp conditions. Rachel Martin talks to Ingy Sedky, a group spokeswoman.

Teens In U.S. Illegally, Say They're Falsely Accused Of Being In A Gang

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

The gang known as MS-13 is blamed for a spike in violence on Long Island, N.Y. Police have ramped up surveillance but teens in the U.S. illegally say they are falsely accused of being in MS-13.

News Brief: Bannon's Magazine Interview, 'Daily Stormer' Moves To Dark Web

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon talked to the liberal magazine: The American Prospect. Web hosting companies have blacklisted The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi site, from registration services.

He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Brandon Martinez. 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found in a trailer in San Antonio. His father laments that his son suffered so much to cross the border, just like he did.

Behind The Scenes, A Major Choice Looms On Afghanistan

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:00:19 -0400

Will President Trump double down on America's longest-running — but forgotten — war? Or could he decide to pull the plug?

Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Raila Odinga said he's mounting a legal challenge to what he calls President Uhuru Kenyatta's "computer-generated fraud." But he's not the only one to raise questions about the election recently.

Israel's Netanyahu Faces Criticism For Delayed Reaction To Charlottesville Rally

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:43:00 -0400

For three days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville, Va.

At CERN, Hunting For Invisible Worlds

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:23:00 -0400

With so many dedicated to solving nature's riddles at CERN, it's hard not to think of it as a modern cathedral, a link between reason and mystery, a place of pilgrimage, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:23:00 -0400

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

How Charlottesville Looks From Berlin

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:18:00 -0400

An American in Germany writes about the very different way that nation preserves and remembers the shameful parts of its history.

UNICEF Picks YouTube Star As Ambassador

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:07:00 -0400

Known as "iiSuperwomanii" to her 12 million YouTube followers, Lilly Singh represents a new kind of celebrity — and that's exactly why UNICEF has made her the face of its cause.

Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:18:19 -0400

Last year China banned the sale of commercial elephant ivory. But that's led to another illicit trade — in woolly mammoth tusks — that is having a severe impact on Siberia's permafrost.

Hundreds Dead After Sierra Leone Mudslide

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Heavy rains and floods caused a mountainside to collapse in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, this week. Rescue workers have recovered hundreds of bodies.

Despite Escaping To The U.S., These Brothers Are Still Terrorized By The MS-13 Gang

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

After two Long Island brothers were chased by gang members with machetes, police gave their family a 'panic button.' Then, the family found out the oldest son is on a list of suspected MS-13 members.