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As U.S.-Cuba Ties Normalize, Cubans Fear Special Migrant Status Will End

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Florida is seeing a surge of Cuban migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea crossing. They fear an end to current U.S. immigration policy, which gives Cubans who reach U.S. land special status.

France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From 'The Jungle'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

The refugee camp known as The Jungle is located in the northern port city of Calais. Police have started removing thousands of migrants from the camp, and they're not happy about leaving.

Aid Workers Worry About Civilians Trapped In Mosul

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Renee Montagne talks to Save the Children's Ruaridh Villar about what he's seeing and hearing from Iraqis fleeing Mosul, and the surrounding areas following the offensive against the Islamic State.

Mass-Eviction Set To Empty 'The Jungle' Of Migrants. What's Next For them?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

France says the unofficial migrant camp on the north coast of the country will be demolished "within days." That means up to 10,000 asylum-seekers are being resettled at centers across France.

The U.K. Posthumously Pardons Thousands Of Gay Men

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

The U.K. justice minister has pardoned thousands of gay men convicted under "gross indecency" laws, which made homosexuality illegal until 1967.

Dispatch From A Former Venezuelan Political Prisoner

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

Political prisoner Francisco Marquez was just released from a Venezuelan jail. Now in exile in the U.S., Marquez speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the experience.

Pressure Escalates On Maduro, As Venezuela Slides Further Into Turmoil

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

Venezuela has suspended the opposition movement's campaign for a recall referendum for President Nicolas Maduro. NPR's Michel Martin talks with reporter John Otis about the latest in the country.

A Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400

Motivational speaker Saed Karzoun has a tough sell in the West Bank as he tries to preach optimism and self-empowerment at a time when pessimism runs high among Palestinians.

'Bloodline' Author On The Failures Of U.S. Counter-Insurgency Strategy

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

As troops close in on Mosul, Rachel Martin talks with former White House counter-insurgency adviser David Kilcullen. He describes how techniques failed to secure lasting peace in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As Calais Migrant Camp Closes, Refugees Not Seeking Asylum In France Look To U.K.

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

France will begin dismantling a migrant camp in Calais tomorrow. It's called "the Jungle" and it's home to thousands of migrants.

As South Sudan Fights, Refugees Flow Into Uganda

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:02 -0400

South Sudan has been in turmoil for much of the five years since it became independent. That trouble is spilling over into northern Uganda, where refugees are flowing in.

The Dueling Narratives In The Fight For Mosul

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:15 -0400

In Iraq, the battle for control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, has been raging for almost a week. There are differing narratives coming from the Pentagon and the front lines.

The Next U.S. President Can Expect Weakened, But Still Lethal ISIS

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400

The Pentagon is predicting big victories soon over ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Even if that happens, the next U.S. leader will have figure out how to deal with a weakened, but still dangerous group.

Japanese Climber Junko Tabei, First Woman To Conquer Mount Everest, Dies At 77

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0400

"We were told we should be raising children instead," Junko Tabei said of the all-female expedition she helped lead on Everest in 1975.

At Least 70 Die In Train Derailment In Cameroon; Hundreds Injured

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:22:00 -0400

Travelers had crowded onto the train because a section of the main road between Cameroon's two largest cities had collapsed.