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Challenge: Curb Violence In Most Violent City. Hint: Nuns Can Help
This year, at Emory University's global health challenge, students had to come up with clever solutions for a pressing problem. Only it wasn't a superbug. It was the extreme violence in Honduras.
Deadline Day Arrives For Iran Nuclear Talks
The six nations that have been debating a plan to curb Iran's nuclear program — and ease economic sanctions — will hit the deadline for a framework agreement at 6 p.m. ET.
Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program Come Down To The Wire
We'll know later on Tuesday whether negotiators met their deadline to reach a deal. Steve Inskeep talks to Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, about the root of distrust with Iran.
The Ascent Of Afghan Women
Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.
Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations
For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.
Nigerians Await Results Of Closely-Contested Election
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, about the latest on Nigeria's elections.
Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp
Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.
Bangladeshi Blogger, Known As Free-Thinker, Violently Killed In Dhaka
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Zafar Sobhan, editor of the English-language Dhaka Tribune, for more on the death of a Bangladeshi blogger who was murdered near his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday.
Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship.
Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue As Preliminary Deadline Looms
NPR's Audie Cornish learns the latest in the nuclear talks with Iran and six world powers taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Their deadline to reach a preliminary agreement is midnight Tuesday.
Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?
Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.
After Reelection Win, Netanyahu Faces Demands From Right-Wing Base
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to form a center-right government following the election. But pressure from President Obama might make Netanyahu back off some campaign pledges.
Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado
An animal welfare group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.
Ex-Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Found Guilty Of Corruption
Monday's decision reversed a 2012 ruling that had acquitted the former prime minister. He was convicted last year on separate corruption charges.
An Unexpected Wilderness Cam At Britain's 10 Downing Street
A fox slinked past the door of the famous London residence on Monday. A cat and a dog also appeared. Photographers captured the scene as they awaited the prime minister's news conference.