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Today โ€” March 23rd 2019NPR World

U.S.-Backed Forces Declare Defeat Of ISIS 'Caliphate'

By Ruth Sherlock

The U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces say they have defeated ISIS in the town of Baghouz, ISIS' last remaining territory.

  • March 23rd 2019 at 13:15

Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech

By Sasha Ingber
Students attend a Ukrainian language and literature lesson at a school in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in 2016. In 2018, students in four cities across Ukraine received training to help them identify disinformation, propaganda and hate speech.

A new report says students who received media literacy training were 18 percent better at identifying false reports than students without the lessons. Girls gained more knowledge than boys.

(Image credit: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 23:25

President Trump Says The ISIS Territorial Caliphate Has Been Eliminated In Syria

By Tom Bowman

The White House announced on Friday that the ISIS territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 23:04

Aid Has Begun To Reach The Areas Hardest Hit By Cyclone Idai In Africa

By Eyder Peralta

A week after a powerful cyclone tore across southeast Africa, the death toll is still uncertain and could rise. Aid workers are trying to reach submerged villages which lack drinking water and food.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 22:29
Yesterday โ€” March 22nd 2019NPR World

How New Zealand Has Come Together Since The Christchurch Shootings

By Rob Schmitz

One week after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country marked the day with prayers and remembrances.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 21:18

Headless Goat Polo Is A Top Sport At World Nomad Games

By Joel Goldberg
The Russian and Uzbek Kok-boru teams clash in a playoff match in the main event arena and stadium in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan.

The event is touted as a way to connect to past traditions in Kyrgyzstan — and perhaps boost the tourism industry.

(Image credit: Nicolas Tanner/for NPR)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 19:51

Analysis: The End Of The 'Caliphate' Doesn't Mean The End Of ISIS

By Mark Katkov
U.S.-backed fighters stand guard on a building during shelling of the Islamic State

U.S.-backed forces in Syria and the White House say that ISIS' territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria. Even so, its threats remain.

(Image credit: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 17:30

In Thailand's First Nationwide Vote Since Coup, The Generals Hold Most Of The Cards

By Michael Sullivan
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, who ousted Thailand

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who ousted an elected government in 2014, is seeking to remain in power. But many analysts say the military has sought to silence opposition voices.

(Image credit: Lilllian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 16:39

'My Heart Was Broken': Mourners In New Zealand Bury Victims Of Mosque Shootings

By Rob Schmitz
A mourner comforts John Milne (center), the father of 14-year-old Sayyad Milne, during the boy

A week after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, friends and family have been gathering for funerals and to listen to the Muslim call to prayer.

(Image credit: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 15:04

President Trump Announces Halt To 'Additional Sanctions' On North Korea

By Dalia Mortada
Protesters hold a banner showing images, of President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser John Bolton during a rally against U.S. sanctions on North Korea, near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

A source says the president was referring to future penalties, not those imposed Thursday against two Chinese companies for illicit support of North Korea in violation of international sanctions.

(Image credit: Ahn Young-joon/AP)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 15:00

European Leaders Grant Britain More Time To Leave The EU

Rachel Martin talks to Norbert Rottgen, chairman of Germany's Foreign Affairs Committee, about the Brexit delay, and what kind of leverage Europe has in negotiations.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 13:00

2 American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

By James Doubek
U.S troops walk at their base in Logar province, Afghanistan August 4, 2018.

About 14,000 U.S. troops are in Afghanistan. U.S. representatives have been negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban and President Trump has said he wants to cut down the U.S. presence there.

(Image credit: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 12:39

Investigators Probe Software's Role In Deadly Boeing 737 Max Crashes

By Martin Kaste

The probe of two Boeing plane crashes is focused, for the moment, on software. We examine how software has become a common fix for problems with hardware across industries, and how it can go too far.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 12:22

Trump Reverses Decades Of U.S. Policy Regarding Golan Heights

Rachel Martin talks to Richard Haass, of the Council on Foreign Relations and an ex-State Department official, about President Trump endorsing permanent Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 12:21

U.K. Gets Brief Extension To Withdraw From EU As 'Cliff-Edge' Date Delayed

By Matthew S. Schwartz
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday.

European Union leaders gave the country two different deadlines, depending on whether U.K. lawmakers can agree on a path forward. One deadline is in two months; the other in two weeks.

(Image credit: Frank Augstein/AP)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 12:15

Mourners Gather In New Zealand For Burial Of 26 Terror Victims

It has been one week since a mass shooter attacked two mosques in Christchurch and killed 50 people. Steve Inskeep talks to Hady Osman about his friend, a soccer player, who was buried Friday.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 10:05

EU Leaders Agree To Delay Britain's Exit From The Group

By Frank Langfitt

Britain will not leave the European Union on March 29. EU leaders granted the United Kingdom a short reprieve.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 10:05

In Iraq, Packed Ferry Sinks In Tigris River

By Jane Arraf

A ferry full of families celebrating Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul. Officials say dozens of people were killed, many of them women and children.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 10:05

News Brief: Golan Heights, House Panel Probe, Brexit

By Steve Inskeep

U.S. backs Israel's claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. House panel investigates whether Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump violated federal record-keeping policies. EU agrees to delay Brexit.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 10:05

Facebook Stored Millions Of User Passwords In Plain, Readable Text

By Sasha Ingber
Facebook said it found millions of user passwords stored in plain, readable text in its internal data storage systems.

The information was held in a readable format within the company's internal data storage systems. Facebook says it "found no evidence to date" of abuse.

(Image credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

  • March 22nd 2019 at 04:44
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