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Turkey Lays Blame For Bombings On ISIS, As Elections Approach

Nearly 100 people died in bombings targeting a peace rally this weekend in the capital of Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid the blame for the attack with the Islamic State.

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Inside The Crackdown To Stop Migrants, Before They Reach U.S. Border

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, about her New York Times story on Mexico's campaign to keep Central American migrants from the U.S. border.

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Hungary Steps Up Arrest And Deportation Of Migrants

While Hungarian authorities are transporting some migrants directly to Austria, they are also arresting others for illegal entry — and deporting them after brief court proceedings.

New Rebel Coalition Forms In Syria; Insurgents Lost Ground Over Weekend

Led by Kurds, the coalition could receive U.S. air support in the fight against both President Bashar al-Assad and ISIS. Its members also include Arabs and Assyrian Christians.

Nobel Prize In Economics Is Awarded To Angus Deaton Of Princeton

"I'm absolutely delighted," says Angus Deaton of Princeton University. He won for "his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare," the Nobel Committee says.

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Thousands Pay Tribute To Ankara Bombing Victims

Steve Inskeep talks to freelance journalist Lucy Kafanov about the political significance of deadly peace demonstrations in Ankara over the weekend. Nearly 100 people were killed in bomb attacks.

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A Race To The Far Right In Hungarian Politics

Hungary's ruling party has co-opted the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the far-right Jobbik Party. The result: Poll numbers surge for the government as voters feel no need to support the fringe.

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Wave Of Violence Hits Israel And Palestinian Territories

Violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories that started with rock-throwing incidents two weeks ago continues to escalate. At least five Israelis and 25 Palestinians have been killed.

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Iranian Court Rules On Rezaian Case But Verdict Isn't Released

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been convicted by an Iranian court, according to state TV. It did not say on which charges he had been convicted or whether a sentence had been imposed.

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Did Russia's Entry Into Syria's Conflict Take The West By Surprise?

There's a new scrutiny on western intelligence gathering and whether it's keeping up with Russia. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian Kearns, director of the European Leadership Network.

Climate Change And The Next Genocide

October 13, 2015
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

Russia's Middle East Power Play

October 13, 2015
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

Iran Says Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Has Been Convicted

October 12, 2015
In this photo taken on April 11, 2013, Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper The National, smile as they attend a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. (Vahid Salemi/AP)

It’s not clear which charges Rezaian was convicted of or what the sentence might be. He’s been held in Iran for nearly 15 months.

Turkey In Mourning After Bombing Kills At Least 97

October 12, 2015
Mourners express their grief at the funeral of 32 year-old Uygar Coskun, one of the victims in the twin bomb attacks, in Ankara on October 12, 2015. After several days of silence and uncertainty, Turkey has formally pointed the finger at the Islamic State over the weekend bombing in Ankara. The development comes amid growing anger towards President Erdogan over the attack which came just three weeks ahead of elections. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The funerals continue for victims of the twin suicide bombings in Ankara. The government says the Islamic State is to blame.

Helping Others Out On The Edges

October 12, 2015
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

Why You Should Embrace The Rugby World Cup

October 10, 2015
South Africa trounced the U.S. at the Rugby World Cup in England on Wednesday. Still, the Wall Street Journal's Matthew Futterman thinks Americans should be tuning in. (Christophe Ena/AP)

The U.S. lost its first three games at the 2015 Rugby World Cup by a total of 96 points. Even so, Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal thinks the Americans could one day thrive at the sport. He makes his case to Bill Littlefield.

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

October 9, 2015
President of the Tunisian employers union (UTICA) Wided Bouchamaoui, gestures in her office in Tunis on October 9, 2015, after she was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize with other members of Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The Norwegian Nobel Commitee announced that Tunisian mediators of the so called National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisian General Labour Union UGTT, Confederation of Industry, Tunisian Trade and Handicrafts UTICA, Tunisian Human Rights League LTDH and Tunisian Order of Lawyers) won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

The group was awarded the prize for its contribution to the building of a democracy in Tunisia, in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution.

What Chinese Scientist’s Nobel Win Says About Science In China

October 9, 2015
Tu Youyou, the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel prize for medicine, attends a symposium organized by China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and other departments in Beijing on October 8, 2015. Tu said she was "not really surprised" to be recognized after a remarkable career, which saw her team test a breakthrough malaria drug on themselves during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Tu Youyou has became the first Chinese Nobel laureate in natural science, but she’s not part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

ISIS Strikes Back In Syria

October 9, 2015
A picture taken from the hill village of Buqaata in the Israeli-annexed Syrian Golan Heights shows flames and smoke ascending from alleged shelling by Syrian government forces on Islamic State group's positions near the Syrian village of Jubata al-Khashab on October 6, 2015. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State fighters seized a string of villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo, despite intensive Russian airstrikes.

Week In The News: Kunduz Bombing, TPP Politics, South Carolina Floods

October 9, 2015
A manhole begins to spill over with floodwaters as high tide approaches at Dorchester Road at Sawmill Branch Canal in Summerville, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  (AP)

Russia goes big in Syria. The US hits a hospital in Kunduz. Hillary flips on the TPP. An epic flood in South Carolina. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

October 8, 2015
U.S. magnate, philanthropist and the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg, speaks during the launching of the Climate Summit for Local Leaders on June 30, 2015 at the Paris city hall. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

New York’s former mayor and Vancouver’s mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.

Do Russia And The U.S. Have Any Common Ground In Syria?

October 8, 2015
A picture depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is splattered with eggs during a protest against Russian military operations in Syria, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP)

Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the evolving situation in Syria.

NOAA: Global Bleaching Event Threatens World’s Coral Reefs

October 8, 2015
Alice Lawrence, a marine biologist, assesses the bleaching at Airport Reef in American Samoa in February 2015. (XL Catlin Seaview Survey)

It’s only the third time in history that we’ve seen such an event, and it’s potentially disastrous for the world’s oceans.

Belarusian Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

October 8, 2015
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievitch is pictured at the Ukrainian embassy in Minsk on November 14, 2014. (Maxim Malinovsky/AFP/Getty Images)

The Swedish Academy praised Svetlana Alexievich, 67, for creating “a monument to suffering and courage in our time.”

Medical Charity Demands Probe Into U.S. Airstrike On Hospital

October 8, 2015
General Director of Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Christopher Stokes (right) and Country Representative for MSF in Afghanistan Guilhem Molinie speak during a press conference at the MSF office in Kabul on October 8, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on October 7 for a deadly U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital, as the medical charity demanded an international investigation. Three separate probes -- by the U.S. military, NATO and Afghan officials -- are underway into the October 3 strike in Kunduz that left 22 people dead. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

The airstrike killed 22 people at an Afghan hospital. Doctors Without Borders is demanding an independent investigation.

Inside Overseas Tax Havens

October 8, 2015
In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, local newspapers show stories about the controversial strategy to bail the government out of a financial hole, at a restaurant along Seven Mile Beach on the outskirts of George Town on the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands have lost some of their allure by abruptly proposing what amounts to an income tax on expatriate workers who have helped build the territory into one of the most famous or, for some people, notorious offshore banking centers that have tax advantages for foreign investment operations. (AP)

Trillions of dollars are now stashed in protected tax havens around the world, leaving societies’ bills to those at home. We’ll dig in.

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