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A Timeline — And Questions — About The Niger Firefight That Killed U.S. Troops

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:06:37 -0400

Amid growing political fallout, the Department of Defense has put forward a timeline for the deadly confrontation with militants in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers.

U.K. Offers Famed Arctic Shipwrecks As 'Exceptional Gift' To Canada

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:47:01 -0400

British explorer John Franklin died in Canada's northern reaches in the 1840s, along with all of his crew. Only recently were his ships finally found. Now, they are a gift from the U.K. to Canada.

In Turkey, Teachers, Parents Concerned About Religious Nature Of New Curriculum

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:13 -0400

Schoolchildren are back in class in Turkey, but concern is growing about the latest changes to the curriculum that emphasize religion in what has long been a secular school system.

Secretary Of State Tillerson Says There Are Moderate Voices Among The Taliban

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:13 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Kabul and Baghdad today as he tries to help wind down two ongoing conflicts. On his trip, he told reporters that the fight against the Taliban must continue, but that there is an opening for certain parts of the group.

Canadian Motorist Fined $118 For Singing While Driving

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:39:00 -0400

Montreal police ticketed Taoufik Moalla for screaming in public. But Moalla says he was doing nothing more than singing along to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)."

Prominent Russian Journalist Stabbed In Moscow

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:15:32 -0400

Investigators say the suspect believed he'd been communicating telepathically with Tatyana Felgenhauer, and a psychiatric evaluation has been ordered. Ekho Moskvy radio has criticized the government.

CRISPR Bacon: Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:00 -0400

Scientists have used CRISPR, a new gene-editing technique, to create pigs that can keep their bodies warmer, burning more fat to produce leaner meat.

Tillerson Affirms Afghanistan Commitments In Unannounced Visit

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:56:00 -0400

In remarks delivered after landing, the secretary invited "moderate voices" within the Taliban to renounce violence. He also called on Pakistan to stop providing safe haven to terrorists.

Tillerson Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:32:00 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with Tillerson and speaks with Rachel Martin about his visit and message.

State Department Reportedly Revokes Visa Of Magnitsky Act Campaigner

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

Bill Browder lobbied Congress for passage of the 2012 law that targets Russian officials close to Vladimir Putin who are thought to be responsible for the prison death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Dubai Jails, Then Frees, Scottish Tourist Over Touching Man In A Bar

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:54:00 -0400

One day after a Dubai court ordered Scottish tourist Jamie Harron to spend three months in jail over touching a man as he passed him in a bar, Dubai's ruler has ordered Harron freed.

Questions Swirl: What Was The U.S. Military Doing In Niger?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:44:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about the operation and what went wrong, and to Ridal Lyammouri, who has worked and lived in that area of Africa doing analysis for U.S. agencies in the region.

Montreal Man Says He'll Challenge $149 Ticket For Screaming

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:51:00 -0400

Taoufik Moalla was driving along jamming to "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" — the 90s hit by C+C Music Factory when he was pulled over by a cop for singing too loudly.

Somali Community Takes Stock Of Truck Bombing That Killed Hundreds

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:59:00 -0400

It's been a little more than a week since a truck bomb exploded in the middle of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing more than 350 people. Some hope the attack will unite Somalis.

U.N. Commissioner Wants U.S. To Show Leadership On Refugee Crisis

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:59:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Flilippo Grandi, who wants the U.S. to help the record numbers who have fled their homes, and to solve the conflicts that drove them out.