Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than 100 Others
Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating has disheartened many protesters, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.
Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts
After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles to stay with them. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.
Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?
The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.
In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed
In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.
Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines
Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.
New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi
Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.
White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?
Britain To Announce Sweeping Counterterrorism Legislation
The British government plans to introduce measures it says will help authorities combat terrorism. The proposed legislation includes a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of ransom demands.
What's Preventing A Nuclear Deal With Iran?
Renee Montagne talks to Hooman Majd, an Iranian-American journalist, who writes extensively about Iran. An interim deal between Iran and Western powers was struck more than a year ago.
Kerry Urges Congress To Ease Up On Iran Nuclear Negotiators
Secretary of State John Kerry is urging lawmakers to give diplomats some more time to negotiate a final nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans are skeptical of the administration's overtures to Tehran.
As Ebola Pingpongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle
A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.
Islamist Al Shabab Militants Kill 28 In Kenya Bus Attack
Kenya says its forces have killed more than 100 suspected Islamist militants following the weekend's deadly attack on a Kenyan bus. The Al Shabab militants, however, say that whomever the Kenyans got, it wasn't them. In the weekend attack, gunmen pulled people off a bus and killed 28 of them.
Iran Nuclear Negotiators Miss Deadline, Ask For More Time
Negotiators extended a temporary deal limiting Iran's nuclear program, which was set to expire. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran has been living up to the deal and talks should continue.
'Let's Touch Base' On The Americanisms Brits Love To Hate
American words and phrases such as "step up to the plate, and "24/7" are now common in British English — which has some English purists' knickers in a twist. Ari Shapiro, an ex-pat who lives in London, speaks with Audie Cornish about some of the Americanisms that Brits love to hate.
Ebola In Remote Liberia, Through The Eyes Of A Local Health Worker
Amid hopeful news from Liberia of dwindling numbers of Ebola cases, an outbreak of the disease started late last month in a remote part of the country. Health worker Lorenzo Dorr gives us an update.