French Jets Conduct First Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq

President Francois Hollande says the Rafale fighters "entirely destroyed" a logistics depot. His office said more air operations against Islamic State militants would be conducted in coming days.

Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:55 p.m.

Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.

Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:53 p.m.

The hygiene kits include surgical gloves, soap and other basic protective gear. Some experts worry that the kits send the message that families are supposed to care for sick relatives at home.

'Braveheart' Writer 'Heartbroken' Over Scottish Referendum

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

Braveheart, written by Randall Wallace, inspired a generation in Scotland. So much so that the core of supporters of Scottish independence have been referred to as the "Braveheart Generation."

What Does 'Boots On The Ground' Really Mean?

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

The Obama administration says that American advisers sent to Iraq will not have a combat mission. But military experts say it's almost impossible to draw a line between combat and non-combat roles.

Sierra Leone On Lockdown Over Ebola

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

The government is sending thousands of volunteers door-to-door, trying to find people who've had contact with people sick with Ebola, as well as hidden pockets of the disease.

British Ambassador To U.S. Says Scottish Vote Is 'Decisive'

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

Robert Siegel talks with Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the U.S., about Scotland's unsuccessful vote for independence and what changes may result throughout the U.K. because of the campaign.

United Kingdom Remains Intact But Not Unchanged

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

The independence referendum in Scotland has shaken, but not broken, the ties between the countries in the United Kingdom. Many politicians and observers believe that the relationship between Scotland and England has now permanently changed.

Iran Nuclear Talks Have A Different Tone This Time Around

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

In New York on Friday, Iran and six world powers sat down for the latest talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

With IPO, Alibaba Hopes To Compete In The West

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.

Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:04 p.m.

The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.

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