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CIA Finds Russian Hackers Tried To Help Trump's Election

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:00 -0500

The CIA has concluded that Russia launched a cyberintelligence operation to influence the U.S. election in an apparent effort to help Donald Trump win, a U.S. official tells NPR.



Explosions Rock Istanbul Soccer Stadium, Killing 29, Wounding More Than 150

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:45:00 -0500

The blasts Saturday night killed at least 29 and wounded about 166 others, according to Turkey's interior minister, who suggested that a car bomb was the source of the explosions.



In Reversal, Gambian President Rejects Loss And Calls For New Election

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:44:00 -0500

Longtime President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat in an election last week. Now, he says there were irregularities in the results and is calling for a new election.



For Female Refugees, Attempt To Escape Is Often Fraught With Sexual Assault

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search-and-rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault.



At A Makeshift Iraqi Court, Harsh Justice For Those Accused Of Aiding ISIS

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

Working in difficult circumstances, lawyers and judges do their best to administer justice. NPR was present at a trial of a man accused of repairing ISIS vehicles. He and relatives denied ISIS links.



Austrians' Timely , Unpronouncable, Lengthy Word Of The Year

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

Austrians have invented a new word to describe delays this year in their presidential election. And that word has 52 — yes 52 — letters.



Strange Calling Error Suggests Reporter Stumbled Upon Cuba Target Of Phone Fraud

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

When Atlantic reporter Sarah Zhang tried to call Cuba, she got an error message, followed by a recording of War of the Worlds. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, she stumbled into a kind of telecom fraud.



Holocaust Survivors Who Lost Property In Warsaw Have 6 Months To Reclaim It

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Gideon Taylor, chair of operations for the World Jewish Restitution Organization about a new database that helps Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw property.



For Austria, A Tough Choice On What To Do With Hitler's Birthplace

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

Austrian officials want to make sure "nothing would happen there ... that could support Nazi ideology in any way," says a government spokesman. But there's disagreement on how best to proceed.



Opposition Candidate Wins Ghana's Presidential Vote

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:23:00 -0500

"It is my duty and my privilege to declare Nana Akufo-Addo as the president elect of Ghana," election commissioner Charlotte Osei said at a news conference.



Defense Secretary Ash Carter Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:48:00 -0500

"The interests we are pursuing here are clear and enduring," said Carter. President-elect Trump's plans for U.S. involvement in the country aren't known.



U.N. Says Hundreds Of Men Missing After Trying To Escape Aleppo

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

The United Nations human rights agency says it has reports that hundreds of people attempting to leave rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria, have been prevented from doing so by rebel forces. It also says hundreds of men who left have gone missing after reaching regime-controlled areas and are believed to have been imprisoned or killed.



Anti-Doping Report Details Years Of Misconduct Sponsored By Russian State

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

Attorney Richard McLaren released final details of his investigation into Russian state-sponsored doping on Friday. His earlier report led to more than 100 Russian athletes being banned from the Rio Olympics.



Liver Cancer Is Becoming A Top Killer In Poor Countries

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:17:00 -0500

It's one of the cancers highlighted in a new report that looks at the growing number of cases worldwide.



South Korea Impeaches President, But Political Drama Isn't Finished

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:09:00 -0500

The president has been suspended from power — but her fate will be decided later by a constitutional court. "Please, let's come together to overcome this crisis," the prime minister pleaded Friday.