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Monday, May 04, 2020
The group, mostly women and children, had been stranded at sea for weeks. Human rights groups have long decried the government's plan to send refugees to flood- and cyclone-prone Bhasan Char island.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Health experts say low rates of testing and refusal to enact strict lockdowns have allowed the virus to infiltrate all 34 provinces of the archipelago nation.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Americans overseas trying to complete international adoptions have urged the government to expedite their children's visas so they can return as a family.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
As many island nations attempt to keep the coronavirus out, they also risk getting cut off from the outside world their economies depend on.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Parents and caretakers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities such as autism face unique hurtles in communicating about the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Health care has consistently polled as the No. 1 issue for Iowa voters. As they prepare to caucus, voters weigh which candidate to support and what health care should look like in the future.
Monday, January 06, 2020
Flooding in Indonesia's capital Jakarta has killed at least 60 people and displaced thousands. For now, the rain has let up and people are starting to return home. But more heavy rain is expected.
Monday, December 30, 2019
After voting overwhelmingly for independence, the South Pacific island group now has to negotiate its separation with Papua New Guinea's government.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Solomon Islands and Kiribati recently established ties with China. Economic considerations are a key driver, but both nations also cite concerns about climate change as a reason for the decision.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Sam Rainsy of the now-banned Cambodia National Rescue Party was barred from boarding a plane from Paris to Thailand. His deputy was detained in Malaysia. Both risk arrest if they enter Cambodia.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Some experts suggest King Maha Vajiralongkorn's firing of his consort may be an additional power move by a monarch who has worked to amass personal authority since he succeeded his father in 2016.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Marie Louise Yovanovitch was recalled after being targeted in a political campaign that's now a subject of a federal indictment. How did she make enemies in President Trump's world?
Saturday, October 05, 2019
They are urging the international community for more resources to help manage climate change and calling for larger countries to cut their carbon emissions.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
The law allows the government to determine what constitutes false information and stipulates hefty fines and jail sentences for people and media companies that violate it.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
After U.S.-Taliban talks excluded Afghanistan's government and collapsed last month, the senior official tells NPR that the only way to lasting peace is to include the country's leaders.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
On the anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the country's top diplomat in Washington says it has "no interest in global dominance or hegemony; we just want our people to have a better life."
Monday, September 23, 2019
In an interview ahead of this week's U.N. General Assembly, Mohammad Javad Zarif tells NPR that U.S. sanctions against Iran "will not be able to bring us to our knees."
Friday, September 20, 2019
Fifty years ago, the song "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single by the cartoon band would go on to be named 1969's song of the year.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Tensions between pro-independence supporters and government authorities in Indonesia's Papua and West Papua provinces have continued into a second week. The government has shut down Internet access.
Saturday, August 03, 2019
"Environmental personhood" was once considered a fringe issue, but several countries have granted rivers within their borders legal person status. Bangladesh became the latest in July.