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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty09/01/14
The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.
The Wall That Defined Scotland's Frontier 2,000 Years Ago To Today
The Roman emperor Hadrian built a wall two millennia ago that kept the Scottish out. On Sept. 18, the Scots hold an independence vote to decide if they want to separate from Britain.
Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services
News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.
Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter
American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.
CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."
In Hostage Negotiation, Qatar Plays Middleman To Prove Its Worth
The small, gas-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria.
Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia
When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.
China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit
With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.
In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options
The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.
Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola
Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74
The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.
Another Front In Mideast Conflict: Fishing Rights In The Mediterranean
Israel forbids Gazan boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where the fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security; Palestinians say it's illegal.
Navigating Nicaragua: A Lesson In Getting Lost
If you are looking for the place where the streets have no names, then Nicaragua is it. Street names and addresses don't exist. But if you remember landmarks, you can make your way.
Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola
The WHO has called for donations to help contain the outbreak. But money is just the first step. The challenges run from finding the right staff to prepping neighboring countries just in case.
A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future
As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.
UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100
UNICEF predicts that Africa will have more than 4 billion people by 2100. Depending on how Africa's governments handle the upswing, that could mean a boom in the economy or a rise in mass poverty.
Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques
More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.
Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President
The presidential election has dragged on for months and it's still not clear who the winner is or when he will take office. NPR's Sean Carberry takes a firsthand look at the slow-motion vote count.
Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom
In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.
Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community
Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.
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