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Who Are The Smugglers Transporting Migrants And Refugees?
The migrants and refugees streaming into Europe aren't traveling on their own. Leonard Doyle, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, explains who the smugglers are and how their networks get migrants into Europe.
A Grisly Discovery In Austria: Bodies Of Dozens Of Migrants In A Truck
The bodies of at least 20 people, thought to be migrants, were recently found in an abandoned truck in Austria. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Kerry Skyring about the tragic discovery.
In Thailand, Young People Push The Boundaries On Public Dissent
Last week's bombing in Thailand came after a remarkably peaceful 15 months. The military seized power in May 2014, and since, hasn't tolerated public resistance. But opposition is still there.
Mass Rally Protesting Indian Quota System Led To Unrest
Mass protests turned deadly in Gujarat, India, this week. Hundreds of thousands of people, galvanized by a charismatic young member of the Patel community, took to the streets to demand access to public jobs and education.
Tropical Storm Erika Causes Massive Flooding, Landslides In Caribbean
There were scenes of fast-moving water in the streets on the island of Dominica after the storm dumped 9 inches of rain in a few hours. It could hit Florida as a Category 1 hurricane next week.
His Drum Talked And Everyone Listened: Remembering A 'Human Treasure'
Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose has died at age 85. He mastered his local drum language and brought it to the world, creating rhythms for the likes of Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones.
A Man Shed Live Polio Virus In His Stool For 28 Years
That's the longest span for one individual to excrete the live virus in history. It's not the norm, that's for certain. But how much of a concern is it in the war to wipe out polio?
Hispanic Or Latino? A Guide For The U.S. Presidential Campaign
Donald Trump has put immigration front and center in his campaign. This has placed renewed focus on the confusing question of how to refer to people from Latin America, including those now in the U.S.
Usain Bolt Is Knocked Over By Segway-Riding Cameraman After Winning Gold
The incident happened at the World Athletics Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted the Jamaican against America's Justin Gatlin.
Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table
In a case of mistaken identity, builders in the Galicia region confused a Neolithic tomb for a broken stone table and replaced it with a new concrete one.
Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power
Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several years as it outpaces rival India and several other nations in production.
At Least 20 Dead Migrants Found Crammed In Truck In Austria
Police said it was unclear how many people were in the vehicle, which was found along Austria's A4 autobahn near the border with Hungary and Slovakia.
Hungary Erects Razor-Wire Fence To Slow Refugee Flow Into European Union
With a surge of migrants pouring into Hungary, the government is taking a hard line against migration — adding a fence along its border with Serbia. David Greene talks to Marton Dunai of Reuters.
Beijing Government Spurred Ordinary Investors To Make Risky Margin Bets
China's main stock market looks like any other but there are important differences. Chinese investors have seen dramatic losses this year. Many got in the market because the government encouraged it.
Americans Looking For Affordable Degrees Head To Germany
More Americans are studying for graduate degrees in Germany, where many programs are taught in English and tuition is usually free. (This piece first aired on June 28, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).