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In Argentinian Murder Mystery, Prosecutor's Death Spawns...01/25/15
The death of an Argentinian prosecutor investigating what he said was a government cover-up has the entire country talking. NPR's Lourdes Garcia Navarro tells Scott Simon the latest developments.
French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism
Two of the men involved in the Paris attacks met in prison, where they transformed from small-time criminals to jihadists. France is now redoubling its effort to prevent radicalization in its prisons.
Going For The Gold Sends Mercury Down The River
Illegal mining in the headwaters of the Amazon is endangering people and fish hundreds of miles downstream.
Africa's Soccer Tourney Takes Guinea's Mind Off Ebola
Today, Guineans had one thing on their mind: Would their beloved Elephants beat Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations?
Suspected Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General Advising Syrian Troops
When a general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and several ranking members of Hezbollah were killed Sunday, they were within 10 miles of Israel's northeastern border.
Global Community Funds Jordan's First Skateboard Park
Getting skateboarding off the ground in Amman, Jordan, was a bit of a challenge. Donations helped build the first skate park in the country. Newly opened, it's attracting a lot of curious onlookers.
Traveling To Cuba Getting Easier, But Expect Turbulence On The Way
Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.
French Immigrants To Israel Bring Part Of Home With Them
French Jews, many with roots in North Africa, have immigrated to Israel since the country's founding. Unlike previous generations, the latest wave of arrivals is retaining more of its French identity.
Carrying The Torch For London's Last Gas Lamps
British Gas still has five employees who work as lamplighters, tending to the more than 1,000 centuries-old gas lamps that still line some of London's oldest neighborhoods.
Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings
In Muslim communities around France, some don't believe the official version of events. In schools, some Muslim students refused to join in a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.
French Parents Cautiously Send Children Back To Jewish Schools
Moshe Goldwaser's 9-year-old daughter goes to a Jewish day school in the Paris metro area. He talks to Audie Cornish about how he and his wife discussed what happened at the kosher market with their daughter and why they all feel reassured by the...
In France's Muslim Community, Stories Of Heroism, And Some Fear
Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
Overcrowded Hospitals Overwhelm U.K.'s National Health Service
Hospitals across Great Britain declared "major incidents" this past week, with non-emergency operations cancelled and extra staff called in to cope with overcrowded emergency rooms.
Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics
Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?
Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free
Martin Pistorius spent more than a decade unable to move or communicate, fearing he would be alone, trapped, forever. NPR's new show Invisibilia tells how his mind helped him create a new life.
With A Son Missing, Family Questions Jordan's Mission Against ISIS
The family of the Jordanian air force pilot recently captured in Syria has deep misgivings about the kingdom's decision to join the U.S. in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Life Flows Back Into The Waters Of Baghdad's Tigris
Some of the loveliest cities hug great rivers: Cairo on the Nile, Paris on the Seine. Baghdad's lifeblood is the Tigris. After years of war, commuter boats and even a rowing club ply its waters again.
With The Saudi King Ailing, Succession Speculation Begins
King Abdullah, who's at least 90, was hospitalized last week and Crown Prince Salman delivered an annual televised speech Tuesday. One analyst says the kingdom is stable, perhaps too much so.
Along Shanghai's River, Buddhist Tradition Meets Greedy Fishermen
It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to "free" them. A few yards downstream, fishermen quickly scoop them up.
Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead
The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.
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