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New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians

The footage shows some 30 people it says are Ethiopian Christians killed in two separate locations in Libya.

Up To 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

Weekend Edition Sunday

U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?

All Things Considered

WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

All Things Considered

Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.

Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

Australia Says It Broke Up ISIS-Inspired Plot To Attack WWI Event

In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.

24 Dead, 28 Safe, Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks

April 19, 2015

A boat crowded with migrants capsized in the sea north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise into the hundreds, Italy’s Coast Guard said Sunday.

Suicide Attack In Afghanistan Kills At Least 30 People

April 18, 2015

A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said.

Video Of Apparent Chemical Attack In Syria Moves U.N. To Tears

April 17, 2015
A U.N. team scheduled to investigate an alleged chemical attack leaves its hotel in a convoy, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. (AP)

The footage is said to show the unsuccessful attempts of doctors to revive three young children after a chlorine gas attack.

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

April 17, 2015
Sarah Outen kayaks off the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, June 2014 (Courtesy of Sarah Outen)

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

Republicans Support Obama’s Fast-Track Authority For Asian Trade Deal

April 17, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (third from right) talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (third from right) on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other issues at the start of talks at the latter's official residence in Tokyo in Tokyo on February 19, 2015. (Kimimasa Mayama/AFP/Getty Images)

The support from Republicans puts the president in an awkward situation. Many Democrats say the deal would hurt American workers.

Week In The News: Hillary Is In, Iran Deal Details, Blackwater Sentencing

April 17, 2015
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio waves to supporters as his wife Jeanette joins him on stage, after he announced that he will be running for the Republican presidential nomination, during a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami. (AP)

Hillary and Rubio, in for 2016. Congress, in on the Iran Deal. And a Gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

South Korean Ferry Will Be Salvaged

April 16, 2015
In this handout provided by Donga Daily, The Republic of Korea Coast Guard work at the site of ferry sinking accident off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Park Young-Chul/Donga Daily via Getty Images)

On the one-year anniversary of the sinking that killed more than 300 people, NPR’s Elise Hu discusses how regulations have changed.

Killer Robots: Be Prepared

April 16, 2015
A Northrop Grumman unnamed X-47B UCAS at its unveiling. (Courtesy  Northrop Grumman )

Lethal weapons – killer robots – are coming. Now the UN is looking at how to respond. We’ll get the latest.

Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Writer And Soccer Lover

April 15, 2015
Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano reads from his new book "Los hijos de los dias" (The sons of the days) at the Solis Theater in Montevideo on April 3, 2012. Galeano died in Montevideo on April 13, 2015 at the age of 74. (MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, known partly for his books about soccer, passed away Monday at the age of 74. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield remembers Galeano’s writing.

One Year Later, Nigerians In Boston Mark Anniversary Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

April 15, 2015
Protesters holds up placards demanding help from the Nigerian government to find the 219 girls who remain missing on the first anniversary of the kidnapping by Islamic extremists, during a demonstration Tuesday outside the Nigerian High Commission in London. April 14 marked one year since the abduction from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, but Nigeria President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that "We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown." (Alastair Grant/AP)

As Boston marks two years since the marathon bombing, local Nigerians are raising awareness about another act of terror — the mass kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, one year ago.

European Union Targets Google Tactics

April 15, 2015
This picture taken on May 13, 2013 in the French western city of Rennes shows a woman using Google on her tablet. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

The EU says Google unfairly promotes its own service over competitors, regardless of whether it’s the most “relevant response.”

Covering The World With John Burns

April 15, 2015
John Burns on location in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003. (Ashley Gilbertson / New York Times)

Famed correspondent John Burns has covered the world for 40 years for the New York Times. He’s hanging up his notebook. He joins us.

Russia-Iran Arms Deal Could Complicate Nuclear Talks

April 14, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes with his Iran's counterpart Hassan Rouhani during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Shanghai on May 21, 2014. (Alexey Druzhini/AFP/Getty Images)

The deal, which would send Russian missiles to Iran, could threaten the tenuous agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Gay Russian Couple Seeks Asylum In U.S.

April 14, 2015
Igor Bazilevskii, left, and Andrew Nasonov are a married couple seeking asylum in the U.S. because of anti-gay propaganda laws in their home country of Russia. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Nasonov)

Andrew Nasonov and Igor Bazilevskii are among the dozens of LGBT Russians who have come to the U.S. to escape persecution.

‘We Need More,’ Iraqi PM Tells President Obama

April 14, 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, right, holds a new conference before leaving to the United States at Baghdad airport, Iraq, Monday, April 13, 2015. The prime minister is making an in-person appeal to President Barack Obama for more help in defeating the Islamic State militants, hoping recent gains in the fight fueled by U.S. airstrikes will encourage more investment from a war-weary United States. (Khalid Mohammed/AP)

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made an in-person appeal to President Barack Obama today for more help defeating ISIS.

One Year On, Nigerians Still Fighting To ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

April 14, 2015
The latest video released by Boko Haram of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls shows the girls dressed in full hijab and chanting passages from the Koran. (Screenshot)

Nigeria’s president-elect says his government will do everything it can, but he “cannot promise that we can find them.”

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