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Politics
5:07 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Will Netanyahu's Congress Visit Help His Election Prospects?

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 6:28 pm

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Middle East
5:07 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Yemen In Chaos Amid Reports Of Government's Collapse

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 9:27 pm

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Europe
5:07 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Fighting Spikes Again In Ukraine

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 6:28 pm

Audie Cornish talks to Kiev-based journalist David Stern about the ongoing fighting in Ukraine. Ukrainian officials acknowledged on Thursday that rebel fighters had taken control of its airport in Donetsk. A trolley bus had also been shelled by artillery, killing at least eight people.

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Europe
5:07 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

European Central Bank To Try Its Hand At Quantitative Easing

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 6:28 pm

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Goats and Soda
11:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Hello, I Must Be Squatting

You've got to get down — literally — when greeting someone in Northern Ghana.
Kiley Shields for NPR

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 12:48 pm

I'm trying to sleep on a straw mat in the village in Northern Ghana where I'm a Peace Corps volunteer. It's the best way to keep cool when there's no air-conditioning and nighttime temps are in the 80s.

Lots of people are outside sleeping in the center of the compound where I'm living. They're talking. Their babies are crying. I try to tune them out and am almost at the dream state. Then I hear "aninwula."

That's the evening greeting.

No matter the time of day or night, most Ghanaians would be seriously insulted if you ignored their greeting.

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Asia
5:04 am
Thu January 22, 2015

ISIS Demands $200 Million From Japan To Free Hostages

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 6:10 pm

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Anti-Islamization Rally In Germany Draws Counter-Demonstrators

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 12:06 pm

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Europe
4:59 am
Thu January 22, 2015

'Charlie Hebdo' Gunmen Are Textbook Case Of Radicalization

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 7:57 pm

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Goats and Soda
3:34 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

School kids hold up a sign given to them by activists at a demonstration at Langata Primary Road School.
Brian Inganga AP

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:15 pm

Hundreds of elementary schools were protesting the illegal seizure of their playground by a private developer in Nairobi, Kenya, when police fired tear gas into the crowd.

The incident sparked outrage across the city — and on social media, where Kenyans tweeted with the hashtag #OccupyPlayGround.

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Goats and Soda
4:51 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Going For The Gold Sends Mercury Down The River

A miner holds a nugget of mercury mixed with gold. The mercury is used to extract gold from river sludge.
Rodrigo Abd AP

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 3:23 pm

Picture this: A rickety barge about the size of a garden shed is floating on the Madre de Dios river in eastern Peru. A stream of tan sludge pours off a conveyor belt on one side of the platform. Smoke from a generator belches from the other. The sound of a massive pump thuds across the water. And dangling over the side of the barge is a thick tube to suck sediment up from the riverbed.

Welcome to wildcat gold mining in the 21st century, Peruvian style.

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