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Australia Testing Shark-Detecting Drones To Prevent Shark Attacks

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a $11.6 million program to protect beachgoers. Drones send real-time images of coastal waters to an operator using GPS coordinates.

Russia Calls Downing Of Its Plane A 'Planned Provocation'

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

Turkey maintains it has a right to defend its airspace. Russia says it will deploy advanced anti-aircraft missiles to its base in Syria.

Attack On MSF Hospital A 'Tragic But Avoidable Accident,' Pentagon Finds

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

The Oct. 3 airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders facility — which killed at least 30 people — was found to be the result of human error, compounded by faulty equipment and communication failures.

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Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 8:20 a.m.

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.


Brussels Cautiously Opens For Business As Search For Suspects Continues

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 6:27 a.m.

Although the city remains on high alert, schools, businesses and subway stations are reopening — with the conspicuous addition of armed soldiers and police officers around the city.

Business | World | Environment

China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 6:19 a.m.

The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.


Canada Extends Deadline To Accept Syrian Refugees

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 4:15 a.m.

The pledge to bring in 25,000 refugees by year's end was a campaign promise by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, helping sweep him to power.

World | Health

A Pope's Visit May Bring Hope, But Does It Also Bring Change?

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 4:06 a.m.

During a papal visit, the media swarm and security is intense. He speaks of issues that face the country. After he goes, is there any lasting legacy?

World | Health

Puzzling Ebola Death Shows How Little We Know About The Virus

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 7:47 p.m.

Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.


From Aleppo To Israel: The Struggle To Save A Jewish Family

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 4:07 p.m.

For the Halabis — reportedly the last Jews left in the city — the knock on the door was terrifying. But it wasn't Assad's regime, or the Islamic State. It was a private businessman's rescue mission.

World | Environment

Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Recent scientific discoveries show the Amazon might control the climate for much of South America. The theory could point to potentially disastrous ramifications if deforestation continues.

World | Elections | Nation

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.


Latest In Paris Attacks: Prosecutor Said More Violence Was In The Works

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 3:50 p.m.

And in Belgium, police are searching for a new suspect. They say the man, who is "armed and dangerous," was seen with fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam days before the Paris attacks.