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Snakebites Make The List Of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

NPR | June 24, 2017

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."

More Than 140 May Be Buried After Landslide In Southwest China

NPR | June 24, 2017

Chinese state news says 141 people are missing, according to the provincial government, after a landslide of mud, rocks and boulders buried the town of Xinmo in Sichuan province.

For The Venezuelan Opposition, Protests Are 'Like A War'

NPR | June 23, 2017

Venezuela has been in political and economic turmoil for months. Daily demonstrations, food shortages and a crackdown on the opposition have forced the country into a near state of collapse.

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I Spent 4 Days In Jail In South Sudan. I Won't Stop Reporting On The Crisis There

NPR | June 23, 2017 3:52 p.m.

NPR's East Africa correspondent Eyder Peralta was seized by armed men and imprisoned without charge just after he'd been given permission to report in South Sudan, ravaged by civil war since 2013.

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Future Humans: How Many Of Us Will There Be?

NPR | June 23, 2017 12:52 p.m.

Over half of the 7.5 billion humans on Earth live in just seven countries. What will the planet's population picture look like in 2100?

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

NPR | June 23, 2017 11:43 a.m.

A tough new law means parents who don't vaccinate their children against a dozen diseases will face steep fines — and even risk losing custody. Italy has recorded 2,500-plus measles cases this year.


Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

NPR | June 23, 2017 10:33 a.m.

If Qatar wants to end its recent diplomatic standoff, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states say the country has 10 days to comply with a steep list of demands, including shutting down Al-Jazeera.


South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

NPR | June 23, 2017 10:21 a.m.

Military strength is needed for dialogue with North Korea to work, President Moon Jae-in says. Officials say the Hyunmoo-2 missile, with a range of nearly 500 miles, hit its target accurately.


Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder In Attack At London Mosque

NPR | June 23, 2017 10:17 a.m.

Darren Osborne faces charges over the attack that used a rental van to plow through a crowd of people outside a mosque Monday.


China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

NPR | June 23, 2017 6:28 a.m.

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

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Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say

NPR | June 23, 2017 5:19 a.m.

Investigators also say the building's cladding failed safety tests. Police say they're considering manslaughter charges in the case, in which at least 79 people died.


Canadian Sniper Hit A Target More Than 2 Miles Away, Military Confirms

NPR | June 22, 2017 10:28 p.m.

For the shot to be accurate, many factors, from wind and gravity to the earth's curvature, would have to be taken into account.


U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050

NPR | June 22, 2017 6:14 p.m.

The population growth is being driven by high birth rates in developing nations as well as higher life expectancy worldwide.