After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress
One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'
While on a visit to Japan, President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
South Korea Ferry Toll Hits 159 As Relatives Wait
Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago. The death toll neared 160 and more than 140 are still missing.
Nepal Officials Go To Everest To Try To End Crisis
Nepalese tourism officials traveled to the base camp at Mount Everest Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.
Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy
On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'
President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.
CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say
The White House has decided to provide more covert training and weapons, including anti-tank missiles, in a bid to counter President Bashar Assad's growing strength in the civil war.
Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit
While visiting Tokyo, the pop star posed for photos in front of the highly controversial Yasukini Shrine, which honors Japanese war criminals.
Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows
French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.
Chile Wildfire Litters Questions In The Ash Of Burned-Out Homes
In Chile, a fire that started in the hills above Valparaiso continues to burn. The blaze has killed 15 people and destroyed 2,500 homes in the area that surrounds Valparaiso. Reporter Alexandra Hall looks at some of those affected.
Moscow Answers Ukrainian Offensive With Warning Of Its Own
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said his country would respond if its citizens or interests came under attack in Ukraine. At the same time, the interim Ukrainian government has called for a new offensive on pro-Russia militants holed up in government buildings across eastern Ukraine. Western diplomats are scrambling to find a way to de-escalate the crisis.
Slaughter In South Sudan Raises Fears Of Future Violence
Prompted by calls for violence on the radio, South Sudanese rebels have slaughtered hundreds of civilians. As Donatella Rovera of Amnesty International explains, details are just starting to emerge.
Palestinian Talks Could Heal Leadership Divide And Anger Israelis
Palestinian leaders say they're close to a deal that would end the seven-year division between Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.
Obama Raises Curtain On 4-Country East Asia Trip
President Obama is visiting East Asia, stopping in Japan and three other countries. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors.
Reports Of Mass Slaughter As South Sudan Teeters On The Brink
The U.N. reports that hundreds of civilians were hunted down and killed. NPR's Gregory Warner explains the roots of the conflict in a nation that's not yet 3 years old.