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U.S. Airstrikes In Libya Kill Algerian Militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Sun, 2015-06-14 15:51

Belmokhtar, a leader of al-Qaida's arm in North Africa, masterminded the 2013 terrorist attack on an Algerian gas plant in which 38 foreign hostages were killed.

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With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:30

Like many former Soviet satellite states, Poland is suspicious of Russian intentions these days. Poles are joining homegrown militias, and authorities have placed observation towers along the border.

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Yemen Peace Talks To Begin Monday

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:11

NPR's Arun Rath talks to journalist Safa Al Ahmad about her time embedded with Houthi rebels in Yemen and the situation on the ground on the eve of Monday's U.N. peace talks in Geneva. Nearly 2000 Yemeni civilians have died in fighting since March.

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Why MERS Will Likely Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:11

It's unknown what triggers an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. But scientists think the virus comes from camels. So until we stop it in animals, MERS will continue to cause trouble.

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'Hello Earth! Can You Hear Me?'

Sun, 2015-06-14 13:11

That was the tweet sent by the European Space Agency's Philae space lander on Sunday morning. Last November, after touching down on Comet 67P, Philae went silent. On Saturday night, it communicated with scientists for the first time since. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark McCaughrean of the European Space Agency about Philae's wakeup.

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John S. Carroll, Former Editor At 'LA Times,' 'Baltimore Sun,' Dies At 73

Sun, 2015-06-14 09:20

The Times won an impressive 13 Pulitzer Prizes in his brief, five-year tenure there. He also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Comet Lander Wakes Up, Calls Home, After Long Sleep

Sun, 2015-06-14 07:18

A little sunlight applied to solar panels proved the cure for what ailed the European Space Agency's Philae lander, which had been dormant from lack of power since November.

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Brazilians Take A Swing At Mosquitoes With The Zap Racket

Sun, 2015-06-14 07:01

The electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes is ubiquitous in Brazil. It's deeply deeply satisfying to use. But it does take technique.

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Hong Kong Protesters Renew Push For Electoral Reform

Sun, 2015-06-14 05:43

Although turnout was far short of what activists had hoped for, demonstration leaders have promised nightly vigils to push for direct elections for the territory's next chief executive.

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Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

Sun, 2015-06-14 05:03

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang read about how easily some diseases spread on planes, he thought airlines could do better. So he went to work — and won $75,000 at the international science fair.

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South African Court Orders Sudan's President Detained For War Crimes

Sun, 2015-06-14 04:51

The court's decision to prevent visiting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from leaving the country is at odds with the South African leader's promise of immunity.

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For Yemen's Ex-President, A Five-Star Exile With No End In Sight

Sun, 2015-06-14 04:25

Talks to resolve the conflict in Yemen begin Monday in Geneva. Yemen's ousted president and his former ministers are hoping it will lead to a return to their homeland.

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Israel Bringing Its Years Of Desalination Experience To California

Sun, 2015-06-14 04:09

After decades of work, Israel now gets about a quarter of its water from the sea. But experts say desalination is not a magic bullet, and conservation and infrastructure fixes are also needed.

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10 Dead, Zoo Animals Loose As Flooding Hits Tbilisi

Sun, 2015-06-14 03:52

The rising waters wrecked the animals' enclosures, sending tigers, lions, bears, wolves and at least one hippo into the streets of the Georgian capital.

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Brutal Attacks On Nuns Puts India's Christians On Edge

Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

Despite a rash of attacks in recent weeks, Christians in India seem more willing to believe that the crimes were committed by thugs than Hindu religious extremists.

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Female Scientists Unleash Comedic Revenge At #Distractinglysexy

Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

After the sexist comments of Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Tim Hunt went viral, female scientists staged a counterblow on social media.

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U.S. May Send Tanks And Infantry Vehicles To Eastern Europe

Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

The Pentagon is seeking approval for a plan to put heavy weaponry into countries on the border with Russia. NPR's Rachel Martin and correspondent Tom Bowman discuss the proposal.

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Hot Jazz, Cool Teacher: How One New Orleans Man Fosters Greatness

Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

For struggling students, music can often be what keeps them going. The same is true for this New Orleans band director.

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Clinton Picks A Park With No Ceiling, Glass Or Otherwise, For Launch

Sun, 2015-06-14 03:42

At her first major campaign rally Saturday, Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone, pushing for a more inclusive economy and policies such as paid family leave and equal pay for women.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jeb Bush

Sun, 2015-06-14 03:03

Jeb Bush is the son of a president and the brother of another, but there's more to know about the former Florida governor — and how different he is than the two past Bush presidents.

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