Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients
The medical students were in Iquitos. They could provide much-needed surgery for the residents of this remote Peruvian town. Just one problem: They didn't have enough patients.
Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?
A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's sparked a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
Protesters Demand Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif's Ouster
Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.
Senegal Is Fifth West African Nation Hit With Ebola
A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.
Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract
Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.
Islamic State Suffers Rare Defeat In Amerli
On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
'Lady Al-Qaida' And The Business Of Prisoner Swaps
Arun Rath talks to journalist Shane Harris about his Foreign Policy story on "Lady al-Qaida," Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani-born woman was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008.
PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region
The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'
One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty
The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.
Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli
A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.
Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote
People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.
Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine
The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.
Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli
The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.
Ebola Prevention Supplies Running Short In Liberia
Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.