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Daphne Caruana Galizia, Top Investigative Reporter In Malta, Killed By Car Bomb

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:07:17 -0400

Caruana Galizia, who revealed the secrets of the wealthy, powerful and corrupt on her widely read blog, died Monday after her car exploded. She had recently been digging into the Panama Papers.

Opposition In Venezuela Calls For Another Round Of Elections

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Gubernatorial elections in Venezuela delivered a majority of seats to the ruling socialists, rocking the opposition and reigniting protests. The opposition cited irregularities in their 17-6 seat loss. Shortages of food and medicine coupled with massive inflation have fueled widespread anger.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To 'Desertion' And 'Misbehavior Before The Enemy'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to "desertion" and "misbehavior before the enemy" for leaving his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to reporter Richard Oppel of The New York Times about why Bergdahl did this and what happens next.

Confrontation Over Kirkuk In Iraq Reignited After Kurdish Independence Vote

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Iraqi troops have wrested control of Kirkuk from the Kurds, who have held it for the last three years. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with New York Times reporter David Zucchino about the situation on the ground in Iraq.

Somali Capital Tries To Come To Terms With One Of The Deadliest Attacks In Its History

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400

More than 300 people were killed and hundreds wounded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, when a terror attack targeted a busy street on Saturday. Among the dead are a school bus full of children.

Somalis Grasp For Answers After 'Deadliest Single Attack Somalia Has Ever Faced'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:12:00 -0400

More than 300 people died in a truck bombing that rocked the country's capital on Saturday — and it's likely that staggering death toll will rise further. Amid the rubble, difficult questions remain.

How White Cane Day Makes A Difference

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:42:00 -0400

Congress made it an official day in 1964. Now it's a worldwide event — with special meaning in the developing world.

At Least 3 Killed As Historic Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Turns U.K. Skies Red

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:02:00 -0400

The remnants of post-tropical cyclone Ophelia hit parts of Ireland with wind gusts of more than 90 miles per hour. The storm knocked out power to some 360,000 customers.

For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:39:00 -0400

Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn't recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated.

Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:01:00 -0400

In an astonishing discovery, astronomers used gravitational waves to locate two neutron stars smashing together. The collision created 200 Earth masses of pure gold, along with other elements.

Iraqi Troops Enter Kirkuk, Seeking To Take Oil-Rich Area Back From Kurds

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:31:00 -0400

Kurdish media outlets quoted the Peshmerga General Command as calling the attack "a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan."

Trump Looks To Congress To Fix 'Flaws' In Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:44:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to Michael Anton, spokesman for President Trump's National Security Council, about the Iran nuclear deal. NPR's Scott Detrow weighs in on what Anton had to say.

Rohingya Muslim Refugees Face Difficult Conditions In Bangladesh

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. But Bangladesh is reluctant to host them.

Truck Bomb In Somalia's Capital Kills And Injures Hundreds Of People

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:02:00 -0400

The government's latest figures show more than 300 people were killed in Mogadishu in what is being described as one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country's history.

Iraqi Forces Invade Kurdish City Of Kirkuk After Independence Vote

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Iraqi forces have launched an operation to take Kurdish-held oil fields and a military base near Kirkuk. Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Fazel Hawramy in Iraq.