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Isis Booted From List Of Pacific Hurricane Names
The World Meteorological Organization plans the names out in advance. The name Isis was on that list until the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, clouded its meaning.
Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison
Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters.
Immigrants Flee South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is blamed for stoking the violence by describing immigrants as lice that must be removed. But in a speech Monday, he described the attacks on immigrants as vile.
Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site
More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic events. Specialists blame algae blooms but water quality has been a concern for Olympic organizers.
Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago
Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal about his story in The New York Times on Rahnaward Zaryab, a celebrated Afghan novelist, who's work flowered when Afghanistan was peaceful.
Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming
In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.
Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio
The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.
Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.
When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy
Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.
Chinese President Visits Pakistan To Finalize Billion-Dollar Trade Route Plan
China's President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements for a plan that would build $46 billion in infrastructure and energy projects. China aims to create greater land and sea ties with Pakistan in order to strengthen its influence in European and Middle Eastern markets.
Trial Of Former Auschwitz Guard To Begin In Germany
The trial begins Tuesday of a 93-year-old man who is accused of committing war crimes while working at Auschwitz. There are doubts that he will live long enough for the trial to be completed.
European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean
European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.
Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home
Much of the world is skeptical about the wisdom of the bombing raids in Yemen. But Saudis are rallying around their new king, Salman, and his son, the defense minister.
You Don't Want To Mess With An Angry Mother
Phyllis Omido's toddler had a mysterious ailment. After doctors came up with a diagnosis, she set out to shut down a Kenyan polluter. Now she's won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.
Iran Charges 'Washington Post' Reporter With Espionage
Jason Rezaian's lawyer says he has been charged with four serious crimes. The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief has been detained for nine months and held in the notorious Evin prison.