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South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President Park Geun-hye

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:40:00 -0400

If approved, the warrant would arrest Park in connection with the corruption scandal that's gripped the nation for months. But prosecutors argue that the evidence could be destroyed in the meantime.

Russians Take To The Streets In Nationwide Anti-Government Protests

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:30:00 -0400

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among hundreds who were arrested in Moscow and other cities on Sunday, as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest against government corruption.

Thousands Of Russians Take To Streets In Biggest Anti-government Protests In Years

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:28:00 -0400

Thousands turned out in Moscow and other cities in protest, demanding the prime minister's resignation. Police arrested organizer, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny.

Pakistani al-Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Strike In Afghanistan

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:17:00 -0400

The Pentagon said that Qari Yasin was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan. Yasin is linked to the 2008 bombing of a hotel in Islamabad and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Canadians Divided Over Flood Of Refugees

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:44 -0400

Canada has extended a broad welcome to refugees from around the world, including those who left the U.S. after losing hope of gaining asylum. But now more Canadians say it's time to close the door.

Former Diplomat Says Visa Screening Changes Are Legal, But Rhetoric Is Problematic

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:44 -0400

Michele Thoren Bond recently retired as assistant secretary of state for consular affairs. She says the rhetoric behind the visa changes discourages tourism to the U.S.

Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With Smart Devices

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:00 -0400

None of the top internet and telecom companies passed in the latest Ranking Digital Rights rankings in regard to individuals' privacy standards. But what can they do better and what can we do at home?

Trendy Hospital Clothing To Make Cancer Patients Dress 'Well' Even When Unwell

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:13:00 -0400

A trio of European women has launched INGA Wellbeing fashion line to help alleviate the dehumanizing experience many patients endure when wearing the traditional, uncomfortable hospital gowns.

Carrie Lam, Beijing's Favored Candidate, Elected To Lead Hong Kong

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:37:00 -0400

Carrie Lam vowed to "heal the divide" in Hong Kong society. Protesters have demanded more autonomy, after Beijing has increasingly interfered in Hong Kong's affairs.

New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.

Calling On Help From Public, Investigators Piece Together London Attacker's Past

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:44 -0400

NPR reports on the latest on the attack earlier this week in London that killed five people, including the attacker, and injured at least 50.

U.S. Says Its Mosul Airstrikes Hit Area Where Civilian Casualties Are Reported

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:16:00 -0400

As many as 200 civilians were reported killed in western Mosul, where a US-led coalition is fighting ISIS. It's not clear whether the rules of engagement have changed.

Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:03:00 -0400

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:35 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Associated Press reporter Jeff Horwitz about the latest news stories linking members of the Trump campaign to the Russian government.

When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An Accident'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:35 -0400

A Russian lawyer who's speaking out about corruption nearly died after falling from his Moscow apartment window. An American involved in the case, William Browder, thinks it was not an accident.