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Divers Search Contaminated Water For Body Of New Zealand Volcano Victim

By Merrit Kennedy
Divers near White Island search for a body in the water on Saturday after the volcanic eruption earlier this week.

Monday's devastating eruption killed at least 15 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities are trying to recover bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.

(Image credit: New Zealand Police )

  • December 14th 2019 at 19:25

'10,000' join biggest protest in Thailand since 2014 military coup

A reported 10,000 supporters of a Thai opposition party which could be banned by authorities have taken to the streets in the country's biggest protest since a 2014 military coup.

  • December 14th 2019 at 16:34

Grease stars don movie costumes four decades on

Fans hopelessly devoted to Grease got the chance to re-live the classic musical when stars of the box office hit donned their costumes for the first time in 41 years.

  • December 14th 2019 at 16:18

Life Along Pakistan's Mountain Highway Where China Is Investing Billions Of Dollars

By Diaa Hadid
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The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China's trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities' expectations are high.

(Image credit: Diaa Hadid /NPR)

  • December 14th 2019 at 15:00

What Conservative U.K. Wins Mean For The U.S.

By Frank Langfitt

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is promising to use his newly won majority to create a "people's government" that will unite the country after three years of bitter political division.

  • December 14th 2019 at 14:04

What's Next In The Brexit Saga

NPR's Scott Simon asks British columnist Jenni Russell for her thoughts on the British elections.

  • December 14th 2019 at 14:04

Iranians Fleeing To Turkey

By Peter Kenyon

Iranians facing a crackdown on protests are going for a break, or permanently, to Istanbul, where they're a little more free to talk about the situation back home.

  • December 14th 2019 at 14:04

They're The Bravest, Humblest Civil Servants In Pakistan

By Tooba Masood-Khan
Pakistan

The global program Integrity Icon aims to "name and fame" instead of "name and shame." This week, Pakistan honored government employees who did everything from track down killers to evict squatters.

(Image credit: Accountability Lab)

  • December 14th 2019 at 13:00

Nepal wants army deal reviewed before UK can recruit female Gurkhas

Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing the British army to enlist its citizens - before the UK is able to recruit Gurkha women for the first time.

  • December 14th 2019 at 11:23

Sudan's ex-president convicted of corruption and money laundering

Omar al Bashir, the former president of Sudan, has been convicted of corruption and money laundering.

  • December 14th 2019 at 10:58

Arsenal distances itself from Mesut Ozil post criticising China

Arsenal has distanced itself from comments made by its star midfielder Mesut Ozil about the plight of Uighur Muslims.

  • December 14th 2019 at 10:40

Australia could face its hottest day ever - beating record of 50.7C

Australia is sweltering through an unprecedented heatwave - with forecasters warning temperatures could exceed an all-time high of 50.7C (123.3F).

  • December 14th 2019 at 08:47

North Korea completes 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site

North Korea says it has carried out another "crucial test" at its long-range rocket launch site.

  • December 14th 2019 at 08:13

Boy, 13, charged with murder after college student stabbed to death

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after a New York college student was stabbed to death just a day before her final exams.

  • December 14th 2019 at 04:56

Divers resume search to recover remaining two volcano victims

Navy and police divers are scouring waters around New Zealand's White Island in search of the remaining two victims of Monday's volcanic eruption.

  • December 12th 2019 at 19:51

England's Asian Miss World hopeful says contest is not outdated

England's Miss World hopeful has said the competition is evolving, hitting back at claims it is outdated.

  • December 14th 2019 at 02:07

How The Rohingya Community Is Reacting To Aung San Suu Kyi's ICJ Speech

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Yasmin Ullah, President of the Rohingya Human Rights Group, about the reaction among the Rohingya community to the ICJ proceedings at the Hague.

  • December 13th 2019 at 23:43

How Britain's Conservative Party Swept Parts Of England That Leaned Left For Decades

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with The Economist's John Peet about the results of the U.K. general election, which determines how the country moves forward with Brexit.

  • December 13th 2019 at 23:35

Can A Unified Ethiopia Exist Under The Country's Current Constitution?

By Eyder Peralta

Ethiopia's 1995 constitution created states based on ethnicity and promised elections to any that could meet the standards. Now concerns are growing that the nation could fracture along ethnic lines.

  • December 13th 2019 at 23:21

U.S. And Iraqi Officials Worry Protests In Iraq Could Spark A War

By Jane Arraf

The anti-government protests in Iraq have prompted reaction from Iranian-backed groups in the country and U.S. and Iraqi officials worry those groups could spark a violent conflict.

  • December 13th 2019 at 23:21
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