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Scores Killed In Mosque Attacks In Yemen

Friday, March 20, 2015

Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET

Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques during Friday prayers in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 137 people and wounding hundreds more.

Authorities believe that three separate suicide bombers carried out the attack on the Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques, according to the local rebel-controlled ...

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Australia Taking Over Local Government On Tiny, Bankrupt Island

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australia has announced that it is revoking self-government on tiny Norfolk Island, where ancestors of the original HMS Bounty mutineers settled in the mid-19th century.

The move was announced after it became clear that the island, a former penal colony with just 1,800 inhabitants, was facing bankruptcy.

"The reality is, ...

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Netanyahu Says A Palestinian State Is 'Unachievable' Today

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Israel's prime minister tells NPR he doesn't want a "zero-state solution" that will jeopardize Israel's existence. Separately, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses Netanyahu of "exporting fear."

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Japan, China Hold Security Talks, Hoping To Defuse Tensions

Thursday, March 19, 2015

China and Japan have agreed to set up a "maritime communications hotline" as a means of defusing tense naval standoffs as vessels from both sides patrol in waters near a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

The issue is part of a broader security meeting – the first ...

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Thai Court Charges Ex-Premier Yingluck With Negligence

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for her role overseeing a populist rice-subsidy program that was mishandled, costing the government billions of dollars.

The country's Supreme Court made the announcement today, saying the trial would be held in May. Yingluck was ousted by the court last May, ...

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Selma Gathering Re-Enacts March Across 'Bloody Sunday' Bridge

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Updated at 6:30 p.m. EDT

A day after President Obama spoke in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' — a police crackdown on the 1965 voting rights march — tens of thousands of people gathered to trace the footsteps of the original protesters who were ...

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What Was This Man Doing On The Roof Of The British Parliament?

Sunday, March 08, 2015

A 23-year-old man whom police have not identified was arrested early Sunday in London after spending the night wandering around on the roof of the British parliament building.

The man was on the top of the Palace of Westminster, where both houses of Britain's parliament meet, for about eight hours, ...

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Thousands In Israel Gather In Anti-Netanyahu Rally

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv to call for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ouster in upcoming parliamentary elections.

As NPR's Emily Harris reports, the gathering did not endorse a specific alternative: "Many of the Israelis filling Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv Saturday night said they didn't ...

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MH370 Had Expired Battery On Black Box 'Pinger,' Report Says

Sunday, March 08, 2015

An interim report released on the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 shows that the battery for the locator beacon on the Boeing 777's so-called black box was more than a year out of date at the time the plane loast contact with ground controllers ...

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More Arrests In Killing Of Russian Opposition Leader

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

A day after announcing the arrest of two suspects in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, investigators said three more individuals had been detained and that at least two of them are being arraigned in a court in Moscow.

NPR's Corey Flintoff ...

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Boko Haram Reportedly Swears Allegiance To The Islamic State

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Nigeria's Boko Haram has reportedly announced formal allegiance with the self-declared Islamic State, according to an English-language translation of an Arabic message posted to Twitter.

"We announce our allegiance to the Caliph ... and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity, in hardship and ease," according to ...

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Obama: 50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' March Is Not Yet Over

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET

President Obama, speaking in Selma, Ala., at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march that witnessed hundreds of demonstrators attacked and beaten by police, said the nation was much closer to racial equality, but that the march is not ...

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This Just (Flew) In: The Formerly 'Extinct' Jerdon's Babbler

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Birders and scientists who thought Jerdon's babbler had gone the way of the passenger pigeon now have something to crow about: it turns out that the sparrow-sized tan-colored bird is still among us, despite having been written out of the birding guides in 1941.

The discovery, announced only ...

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Protests After Police In Wis. Kill Unarmed 19-Year-Old Black Suspect

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Updated at 4:00 p.m. ET

A fatal police shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old black man in Madison, Wis., following what officials say was an altercation with an officer, has sparked outrage among some in the community, who turned out to protest the killing.

The dead man was identified by family ...

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Malaysian Official: Search For MH370 To Continue Through May

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The undersea search for wreckage from MH370, the airliner that disappeared over Asian waters a year ago, will go on through the end of May, Malaysia's transport minister says. But, if nothing turns up by then, the effort to learn the fate of the Boeing 777 goes "back to the ...

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Russia Arrests 2 In Connection With Nemtsov Murder

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Two suspects are in custody in connection with last week's murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on a Moscow street, but it is not clear whether either of the detained are alleged to have fired the fatal shots.

Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, both from the insurgency plagued ...

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Snowden: Asylum In Switzerland A 'Great Political Option'

Friday, March 06, 2015

Edward Snowden wants Switzerland to grant him asylum.

The NSA leaker made the remark as he spoke to an audience in Geneva via a video link from Moscow, where he has been living in exile to avoid U.S. prosecution on espionage charges.

"I would love to return to Switzerland, some ...

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North Korean Diplomat Stopped In Bangladesh With $1.4 Million In Gold

Friday, March 06, 2015

Customs authorities in Bangladesh would like to know what a top North Korean diplomat was doing with $1.4 million in gold in his luggage as he arrived on a flight from Singapore to Dhaka.

"We recovered the gold both in the form of bars and ornaments from Son Young Nam, ...

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DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Friday, March 06, 2015

Three men, two from Vietnam and one from Canada, who allegedly participated in a scheme to harvest a billion email addresses have been charged in what the Department of Justice describes as the largest data breach in the history of the Internet.

An indictment has been unsealed for Vietnamese citizens ...

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FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a class of generic drugs that are made from living cells instead of chemical compounds.

So-called biosimilar drugs "are complex medications made or extracted from living cells, blood components and tissue," The Wall Street Journal says.

The newspaper ...

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