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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:06:00 -0500

The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

Still No Clear Winner In Honduras Election

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:21:00 -0500

Weeks after Hondurans voted for president, there still isn't a clear winner. The opposition claims the government is trying to steal the vote for incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:21:00 -0500

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition Boycott

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:01:00 -0500

President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:16:21 -0500

As voters in Alabama prepare to elect a new senator, we look at the potential consequences. Also, an update on fires in California and the contested election in Honduras.

Netanyahu Says Palestinians Need To 'Come To Grips With This Reality'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:16:00 -0500

Israel's prime minister said that Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem as Israel's capital. President Trump's declaration last week triggered protests in the Middle East.

Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:02:00 -0500

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

Rohingya Activist: 'Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:49:00 -0500

More than half of Myanmar's Rohingya have fled the country since 1978 because of periodic military crackdowns. Activist Abdul Rasheed is working for the safe repatriation of his people.

'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:41:00 -0500

Robert Mugabe is gone as Zimbabwe's leader, but Evan Mawarire warns that abuses have yet to end. "The citizens of our nation are not enemies to our government," he says. "They should be listened to."

Beirut Crowd Protests Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:07 -0500

Lebanese security forces used tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. They were protesting against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

What Does The Jerusalem Decision Mean For U.S. Jews?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about the U.S. declaration.

Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:18:00 -0500

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The U.S. Embassy

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:15:00 -0500

The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

The View From Saudi Arabia On Trump's Jerusalem Policy

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Saudi Arabia called President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital "unjustified and irresponsible."

Political Standoff Continues After Honduras Election

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Honduras has been shaken by protests over a contested presidential election. Supporters of the opposition candidate, a TV personality, say the vote has been stolen by the incumbent president.