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NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.

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Pentagon Report: Cascade Of Errors Led To Niger Ambush, Deaths Of 4 Americans

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:21:00 -0400

The classified report sent to Congress, says the special forces team was retasked from a simple mission to a more dangerous one for which it was not equipped or trained — without notifying higher-ups.

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Where French President Macron Stands On The Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:21:00 -0400

Joseph Bahout, a member of French President Macron's delegation, is a Middle East expert. He explains Macron's agenda on the Iranian nuclear deal and on Syria during his visit with President Trump.

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At Least 24 Dead After Riots In Nicaragua

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:46:00 -0400

The protests and violence were prompted by planned changes to the pension system. The U.S. State Department ordered embassy staff members' relatives to leave the country and curtailed services.

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Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:39:00 -0400

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality."

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As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:00:24 -0400

Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become a regional film hub. But it's a tough place to be a filmmaker.

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Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:46:00 -0400

The ecosystem has collapsed for 29 percent of the 3,863 reefs in the giant coral reef system, according to new research. Scientists are learning which corals are the "winners" and "losers."

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Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:50:00 -0400

Many of the millions of Syrians living as refugees in Turkey have realized they're unlikely to make it home soon. So some of the women are turning their knowledge of Syrian cooking into a business.

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In 'The Burning Shores,' Libya Blossoms — Briefly — Before Unraveling

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:36:00 -0400

Author Frederic Wehrey's new book follows the country's turmoil after the overthrow and death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Though signs of normalcy have returned, Wehry says there's still deep trauma.

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Could Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Be Tried As A War Criminal?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:27:00 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Alex Whiting, a former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and Harvard law professor, to get a sense of how war crimes charges against Assad could work.

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Syrian Defector: Assad Forces Targeted, Killed Journalist Marie Colvin

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:39:00 -0400

Evidence presented in a U.S. federal court claims that the 56-year-old American was intentionally targeted in a rocket attack by Syrian regime forces in 2012. Her family is suing the country.

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A Salvadoran Woman Missed Her U.S. Court Date. What Happens Next?

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:15:59 -0400

After a week full of immigration news, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro has an update on the story of a woman from El Salvador who is seeking asylum in the United States.

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