Social media networks banned hundreds of thousands of accounts last month. In NPR's assessment of the data, telling details begin to depict large disinformation campaigns.
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The Indian prime minister is cited for the millions of toilets his government has built in rural India. Activists say his human rights record should disqualify him.
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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with The Washington Post's Pamela Constable about two blasts in Afghanistan Tuesday, one targeting a rare public appearance of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Poachers killed almost a third of the African elephant population between 2007 and 2014, a recent census found. Researchers hope artificial intelligence can help stop poachers and other threats, too.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Iran expert Ali Vaez about the view from Tehran on the recent airstrikes in Saudi Arabia that have left the kingdom's oil production crippled. Iran denies involvement.
Israelis vote on Tuesday in the country's second parliamentary election in less than six months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to remain in power.
Pentagon officials tell NPR that U.S. intelligence regards the activity as "circumstantial evidence" that Iran launched the strike from its own soil.
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The foundation has just released its annual report on progress toward Sustainable Development Goals. The conclusion: Inequality is rampant, and it's time for some hard choices.
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A mother and her young son were found dead in July, apparently of starvation. The case has refocused attention on the circumstances of defectors, who often struggle to start new lives in the South.
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The attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, occurred as President Ashraf Ghani was making a rare personal appearance. Due to security concerns, he gives many speeches through his laptop.
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Mexico is overhauling its judicial system to try to improve public security and the administration of justice. To that end, a group of law professors from Mexico are studying California courts.
NPR's David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut about how the U.S. should respond to escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. NPR's Greg Myre weighs in on the topic.
In the second election in just five months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister is hoping to eke out a governing coalition. Once again, he faces a tough battle with a centrist rival.
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Israelis head to the polls for the second time in six months after the country's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, failed to build a majority in parliament.
Who is responsible for the attack on a Saudi oil facility? President Trump's ex-campaign manager will appear before a House panel. Israelis go to the polls for a second election in less than 6 months.
A 21-year-old political science student in Moscow is facing up to five years in prison for taking part in opposition protests. His case has rallied a new generation of Russians.
NPR's Noel King talks to Ellen Wald, author of Saudi, Inc., which explores Aramco and the history of the Saudi energy industry. Before the weekend drone attack, bankers were working on Aramco's IPO.
Independent analysts say the evidence available suggests Iran played a role in the weekend attack. The question is how big that role might be.
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Saudi Arabia had been planning to sell off a slice of its state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, in a massive IPO. But last weekend's aerial attacks on Saudi oil facilities may scare off investors.