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Open Scientific Collaboration May Be Helping North Korea Cheat Nuclear Sanctions


New research shared exclusively with NPR suggests that Pyongyang is refining its weapons technology through open scientific research. China leads the way in scientific collaboration with North Korea.

Trinidad Faces Humanitarian Crisis As More Venezuelans Come For Refuge


With their country in economic catastrophe, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled to the Caribbean country in recent years.

U.S. Deports Dozens More Cambodian Immigrants, Some For Decades-Old Crimes


Many were granted refugee status after fleeing U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War and the massacres of the Khmer Rouge, and know little about the country where they're being forced to return.

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Nobel Winner Wants To Start Fund For Women Sexually Assaulted In Conflict

Accepting the peace prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege called for a global fund to compensate survivors of sexual violence. He's already laying the groundwork, but challenges loom.

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Swahili Speakers Debate Disney's Trademark of 'Hakuna Matata' For T-Shirts

The song title from the film The Lion King has been trademarked by Disney since 2003. In recent weeks, Africa media has launched a discussion on whether that's cultural appropriation.


Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground In U.K.

The 600-foot long ship was stranded just a few hundred feet from shore. Curious onlookers gathered onshore to watch rescue operations near the English city of Falmouth.


A 2nd Brexit Referendum Once Seemed Unthinkable. Now Support Is Growing

A new poll shows more than half of Britons would support holding another Brexit referendum. Prime Minister Theresa May warned a new vote would "do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics."


Violence Against Journalists Reached 'Unprecedented Levels' In 2018, Report Finds

Every year, Reporters Without Borders investigates how many journalists were killed, imprisoned or held hostage. In 2018, the group saw an increase in every category.

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Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn Sentencing In Case Of Lying To Feds

A federal judge delayed sentencing national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his talks with Russia's ambassador.


Watch: Larry The Cat Goes Home And Brings A Bit Of A Brexit Breather

A video of Larry waiting for a human to do his bidding, as he sits on the doorstep of No. 10 Downing Street has gone viral.


A Nun In India Accuses A Bishop Of Rape, And Divides The Country's Christians

A Roman Catholic nun says a bishop raped her multiple times between 2014 and 2016. The bishop denies wrongdoing and is out on bail. Some Indian Catholics are blaming the nun for tarnishing the church.

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The Good News (And Not So Good News) About China's Smoggy Air

According to a new report, China's war against air pollution shows promising results. But there are already concerns about backsliding as winter nears.

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Iran Has Had An Especially Bad 2018

The Trump administration hit Iran with sanctions after pulling out of the nuclear deal. That's hurt the Iranian economy — and emboldened hard-liners.