Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Now 'Married'
The Nigerian extremist group says more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April have been married to fighters. The group also denies stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.
'Ebola Is Real': Group Works Beyond Government In Sierra Leone
NPR's Scott Simon talks to John Caulker, executive director of the non profit Fambul Tok. His group has been working outside the government to contain the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Press Freedom Dwindles In Egypt
Egypt's president says the nation is involved in a war against terrorism and the media is falling in line. Some talk show hosts have been pulled off the air for criticizing the government.
Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer
There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.
With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber
The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa
After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.
How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed
There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.
Burkina Faso's President Steps Down After 27 Years
President Blaise Compaoré succumbed to pressure after growing protests in the streets of the capital. The military has taken control of the country, which is one of America's strongest allies in west Africa. Audie Cornish talks with Pierre Englebert, professor of African politics at Pomona College.
A Biography Of 'Boo' Across The World
Halloween is "boo" day. For such a short word, it's remarkably effective, and uttered — or shouted — in many parts of the world. Where did it come from and why is it so satisfying to say?
Why Is North Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?
Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It's a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of other, more pressing health woes.
After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax
The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.
Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear
Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.
No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks
The French town of Vendargues has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.
Israel Reopens Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem To Worshippers
The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.
Burkina Faso's Military Takes Power After President Resigns
Blaise Compaore, who ruled the West African country for 27 years after he seized power in a coup, agreed to resign after riots in the capital demanding his ouster.