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Turkey Launches Offensive On U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militia In Syria

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:26:51 -0500

The U.S. views the Kurdish group as crucial to battling ISIS, but Turkey considers them allies of another Kurdish group it classifies as terrorists.

Germany's Social Democrats Party Votes For Formal Coalition Talks With Merkel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:15:27 -0500

It's a vital step to ending a nearly four-month long political crisis in Germany after last September's elections failed to give any party a majority.

As Pence Tours Mideast, Tension Lingers Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:31:00 -0500

The topic came up during Pence's talks with Egypt's and Jordan's leaders. The vice president now heads for a warmer welcome in Israel from the country's government.

Escaping Boko Haram In 'A Gift From Darkness'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

Writer Andrea Hoffmann tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro the story of Patience Ibrahim, a teenager captured and brutalized by Boko Haram. Ibrahim and Hoffmann co-authored the book A Gift from Darkness.

The Future Of Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

Myanmar says it is ready to start receiving Rohingya refugees this week, but will they be safe? Eric Schwartz of Refugees International discusses their return with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

'The Crown' Says One Dance Changed History. The Truth Isn't So Simple

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:24 -0500

What the Netflix show gets right — and wrong — about Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Ghana in 1961.

Taliban Claims Responsibility After Gunmen Attack Luxury Hotel In Kabul

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:36:33 -0500

Witnesses said there were at least four gunmen who were wearing army uniforms. A fight with Afghan security forces lasted more than 13 hours before the government said all attackers were killed.

Paul Bocuse, 'Giant' Of French Cuisine, Dies At 91

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:41:21 -0500

The French president and several celebrity chefs mourned the loss of a man who helped re-imagine French cuisine.

Animal Trafficking 'Kingpin' Arrested In Thailand

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:46:03 -0500

Boonchai Bach is accused of heading a network that dealt in large quantities of poached elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn and other endangered species.

With A Show Of Hands, Filipino-American Chefs Rekindle Kamayan Feasts

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:23 -0500

Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating — without utensils. But it's also a generous shared meal of time-honored colorful foods that creates camaraderie. And it's catching on in the U.S.

A Dad Separated From His Daughter Resettles Across The Border After Deportation

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

Jose Mares came to the United States from Mexico when he was 8 years old. Last year, he was deported. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Mares about what it's like to be sent back to a country he hardly knew.

As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:25:15 -0500

Authorities are closing a dump on the outskirts of Brasilia. Some 2,000 trash-pickers, who sort and sell recyclables, depend on the dump for their livelihoods — despite the risk of disease and injury.

A Drone's Eye View Of The World: Hippos, Palm Trees, Motor Scooters

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:23 -0500

Here are a few of the winners from the 4th International Drone Photography Contest.

PHOTOS: To Brighten Dreary Winter Nights, A Festival Lights Up London

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:23 -0500

Winters in London can be damp and dreary, and it gets dark early. The "Lumiere London" light festival features more than 50 outdoor installations by artists from Europe and North America.

Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:22:02 -0500

After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.