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Marium, The Dugong That Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic
08/17/2019 9:08 PM
Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.
Pakistan Sees U.N. Meeting On Kashmir As Promising 1st Step
08/17/2019 8:44 PM
ON Friday, the United Nations Security Council held a closed door meeting to discuss India's controversial decision to revoke the Kashmir region's special status.
Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.
Repercussions Of Family Separations Continue
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
The children in one Guatemalan family who spent three months in detention last year under President Trump's family separation policy have returned home but they are still dealing with repercussions.
Understanding Kashmir
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Suvir Kaul, a historian and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, about India's move to assert itself in Kashmir.
Palestinians And Israelis React To Tlaib's Canceled Trip
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
Politics in the U.S. and Israel are often intertwined and that was illustrated in dramatic fashion this week.
German Group Aims To Use Soccer To Empower Female Athletes
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
A German group gets women from around the world to play soccer ? something that's not so easy for those coming from Iran and other places where it's considered a male pastime.
What China Wants In Hong Kong
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
NPR's Scott Simon asks UC San Diego's Susan Shirk about what's driving China's response to the Hong Kong protests and how she sees the situation playing out.
Former Ambassador To Denmark Discusses Trump's Reported Interest In Buying Greenland
08/16/2019 9:27 PM
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rufus Gifford, former U.S. ambassador to Denmark, about President Trump's reported interest in making a bid to buy Greenland, part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
How The Kashmir Region Became A Geopolitical Hot Spot
08/16/2019 9:24 PM
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Chitralekha Zutshi, an associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, about the historical background of Jammu and Kashmir.
Palestinian Journalist Weighs In On Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Cancelled Trip To Israel
08/16/2019 9:24 PM
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab about Rep. Rashida Tlaib's decision to cancel her trip to Israel, citing what she said were Israel's oppressive conditions.
Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Cancels Her Trip To Israel
08/16/2019 8:23 PM
After she was barred by Israel and then allowed under restrictions, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said Israel was trying to humiliate her. An Israeli official accused her of doing the same to them.
Greenland Says It's 'Not For Sale' After Reports That Trump Wants To Buy It
08/16/2019 6:25 PM
The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But "it sounds a little bit like a joke," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.
Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future
08/16/2019 1:39 PM
A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.
Brunch Query: What Does It Really Mean To 'Go Dutch'?
08/16/2019 1:22 PM
On this week's Word Watch, we take a look at how the term "going Dutch" went from insult to the norm.





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