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Today โ€” January 22nd 2020NPR World

U.N. Urges Probe Of Reported Hacking Of Jeff Bezos' Phone By Saudi Arabia

By Avie Schneider
The phone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and owner of The Washington Post, reportedly was hacked via a WhatsApp account owned by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

U.N. human rights experts said they were gravely concerned by reports that a WhatsApp account held by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was used to hack The Washington Post owner's phone.

(Image credit: Cliff Owen/AP)

  • January 22nd 2020 at 15:52

Chinese Health Officials: More Die From Newly Identified Coronavirus

By Emily Feng

Chinese health authorities held a briefing Wednesday on a new coronavirus thought to have originated in Wuhan, China. More than 200 cases have been detected globally, including one case in the U.S.

  • January 22nd 2020 at 11:06

Psychologist Testifies About Torture Techniques In Sept. 11 Case

By Sacha Pfeiffer

At the U.S. military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a psychologist who waterboarded the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind is testifying as part of the case against five accused Sept. 11 terrorists.

  • January 22nd 2020 at 11:06

News Brief: Impeachment Trial, New Coronavirus, Smartphone Voting

By David Greene

Senate hears opening statements in Trump's impeachment trial. A deadly virus that first appeared in China has reached the U.S. And, King County, Wash., voters may use smartphones in February election.

  • January 22nd 2020 at 11:06

Newly Identified Coronavirus Has Killed 17 People, Chinese Health Officials Say

By Amy Cheng
Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where patients infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday.

The virus, known as 2019-nCoV, was discovered last month in the central city of Wuhan. It has since spread to other parts of China, and isolated cases are reported in Japan, the U.S. and elsewhere.

(Image credit: Dake Kang/AP)

  • January 22nd 2020 at 10:15

Glenn Greenwald Accused By Brazilian Prosecutors In Hacking Probe

By Merrit Kennedy
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, shown here during a press conference last July, has been accused by Brazilian federal prosecutors in a hacking probe.

The U.S. journalist decried the accusation as an "obvious attempt to attack a free press in retaliation for the revelations we reported." A judge will decide whether the case moves forward.

(Image credit: Ricardo Borges/AP)

  • January 22nd 2020 at 00:06
Yesterday โ€” January 21st 2020NPR World

How The Missile Strike On A Yemen Base Affects The Ongoing Peace Process

NPR's Alisa Chang speaks with Peter Salisbury of the International Crisis Group about last Saturday's missile attack in Yemen, which killed at least 100 people.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

Mother Separated From Daughter As Central American Migrants Meet Mexican Police

By James Fredrick

After desperate Central American migrants clashed with Mexican police yesterday, Saury Vallecilla Ortega became separated from one of her four children — a 5-year-old she's now desperate to find.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

Dozens Of Indians, Mostly Muslims, Have Been Killed By Police During Recent Protests

By Lauren Frayer

Dozens of Indians have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests. Most are Muslims whose families say they were singled out by forces loyal to the Hindu nationalist government.

  • January 21st 2020 at 22:10

VIDEO: How The U.S. And Iran Ratcheted Up Their Long-Running Feud

By Greg Myre
People hold posters showing the portrait of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani at a protest outside the U.S. Consulate on Jan. 5 in Istanbul, Turkey.

If you want to trace the history of U.S.-Iran tensions, you would have to go back decades. But the roots of the latest escalation can be found in a series of developments over the past two years.

(Image credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

  • January 21st 2020 at 21:17

Titanic Wreckage Now Protected Under U.S.-U.K. Deal That Was Nearly Sunk

By Colin Dwyer
The Titanic set out from Southampton, England, in 1912 — and infamously dragged more than 1,500 of its passengers and crew to their deaths not long afterward. Now the underwater wreckage of the historic vessel is getting some new protections.

On Tuesday, British Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani lauded a 2003 treaty that sat unratified for years but, after approval by the U.S., has recently been dredged from its would-be grave.

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  • January 21st 2020 at 21:10

1st Case Of New Coronavirus Detected In U.S.

By Merrit Kennedy
Staff in biohazard suits hold a metal stretcher on Tuesday by the inpatient department of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some people infected with a novel coronavirus are being treated in China.

The individual had returned to his home in Washington state after a visit to Wuhan, China, where the virus was discovered in December.

(Image credit: Dake Kang/AP)

  • January 21st 2020 at 19:30

Former Interpol President Sentenced To Prison In China For Corruption

By Colin Dwyer
Former Interpol President Meng Hongwe has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison in China for bribery.

Meng Hongwei, the global police agency's first Chinese president, disappeared in 2018 only to turn up in custody in China. Meng pleaded guilty last year to accepting more than $2 million in bribes.

(Image credit: Wong Maye-E/AP)

  • January 21st 2020 at 16:55

Proof That A Good Sandwich Knows No Borders

Using latitude and longitude 2 men, one in New Zealand and one in Spain, created an earth sandwich. The BBC reports they placed bread on precise points on either side of the planet at the same time.

  • January 21st 2020 at 12:58

Extradition Hearing Formally Begins For Huawei's Meng Wanzhou

By David McGuffin

The extradition hearing for the CFO of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, began Monday in Vancouver, Canada. American officials want her sent to the U.S. to face federal charges.

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06

As Lebanon's Economy Worsens, Protests Turn More Violent

By Deborah Amos

The Lebanese economy is unraveling. A once-secure middle class is being hit hard as the poverty rate rises — prompting protests against political dysfunction and power cuts.

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06

Iran Conflict Could Shift To Cyberspace, Experts Warn

By Shannon Bond
Experts say Iran may retaliate for the killing of Qassem Soleimani, its top military leader, with cyberattacks on American companies.

After the U.S. killed Iran's top military leader, government officials and security experts say Iran could retaliate with cyberattacks ranging from destroying data to defacing websites.

(Image credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06

Coronavirus In China Spreads By Human-To-Human Transmission

NPR's Noel King talks to Dr. Linfa Wang, a virologist at Duke-National University of Singapore, about a new virus that emerged in China last month and has spread outside that country.

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06

A Helcopter View Of The Menacing Taal Volcano In The Philippines

By Julie McCarthy

Scientists say intense seismic activity indicates magma is shifting beneath the volcano and a violent eruption is possible. Hundreds of thousands of residents are under evacuation orders.

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06

Mexico National Guard Prevents Caravan Members From Crossing Border

By James Fredrick

Migrants trying to make it from Central America to the U.S. were blocked by Mexican troops. Mexico promised the Trump administrator it would try to keep migrants away from the U.S. Southern border.

  • January 21st 2020 at 11:06
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