Regional Government OKs Restart Of Japanese Nuclear Plant

Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011. This plant could be the first to restart.

The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 4:15 p.m.

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll — two trillion dollars a year.

Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 1:39 p.m.

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses"! the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.

FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 11:29 a.m.

The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.

Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Leaves Moms And Babies Without Care

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 10:25 a.m.

When a pregnant woman catches Ebola, the fetus and amniotic fluid are flooded with the virus. The ripple effects of these dangerous deliveries could be more catastrophic than Ebola itself.

An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 10:06 a.m.

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.

Duchess Of Alba, Spain's Richest Woman, Dies At 88

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 10:01 a.m.

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.

Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 9:59 a.m.

Prosecutors want to question the Wikileaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

Despite A Massacre By ISIS, An Iraqi Tribe Vows To Fight Back

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 6:12 a.m.

The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen says they will back, but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.

With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

NPR |Nov. 19, 2014 4:47 p.m.

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

Oh, The Places You'll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help (And Often Fail)

NPR |Nov. 19, 2014 1:57 p.m.

Do I squat or sit? What can I flush? Is there even a way to flush? Signs from around the world aim to answer your vital toilet questions. Sometimes they're helpful. Sometimes they're just ... weird..

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