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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.

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Soldier, Gunman Dead After Ottawa Shooting

Audie Cornish talks to Kim Mackrael, Parliamentary reporter for the Globe and Mail in Ottawa. She went to the scene of Wednesday's shooting and talked to people who believe they saw the suspect.

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In 'Perfect Dictatorship,' Mexican Viewers May Struggle To Decipher Fact From Fiction

A new film in Mexico opens this week about corruption and collusion with drug traffickers in Mexican politics. In 'The Perfect Dictatorship,' the plot of political corruption and media collusion is close to reality.

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Former Blackwater Security Guards Found Guilty In Iraq Shootings

A federal jury found four former security guards with the company Blackwater guilty in connection with the shooting of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007 at a Baghdad traffic circle. That shooting revealed the leeway given outside contractors and became a symbol of the U.S. intervention in Iraq.

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Gunman Kills Soldier Outside Canada's Parliament

Canada's Parliament building went on lockdown Wednesday after a gunman killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Robert Siegel speaks to CBC reporter James Cudmore.

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Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.

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Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

Two controversial cases have put a spotlight on surrogacy in Thailand. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.

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High In The Andes, Bolivia's Gondolas In The Sky Ease Congestion

One of Latin America's poorest countries is building the world's longest urban cable car system. The aim is to transform the lives of commuters who battle chronic traffic problems.

Bad And Good News About The Second Deadliest Infectious Disease

The number of tuberculosis cases is far higher than previously thought. And Ebola is making some patients stay away from hospitals. Yet the mortality rate is dropping.

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Shootings In Iraq

One guard was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others of voluntary manslaughter in a 2007 incident in Baghdad in which 14 civilians were killed.

Understanding Our Wild World Markets

October 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

How People Catch Ebola — And How They Don't

October 22, 2014
Health workers load the body of a woman they suspect died from the Ebola virus, onto a truck in front of a makeshift shop in an area known as Clara Town in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)

A tutorial on how people can — and can’t — catch the Ebola virus.

Reporter’s Notebook: Back From Monrovia

October 22, 2014
Aid workers from the Liberian Medical Renaissance League stage an Ebola awareness event on October 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.(John Moore/Getty Images)

NPR’s Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia’s capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.

China’s Corruption Campaign

October 22, 2014
Dong Xuegang jumped to his death in September after being questioned about corruption. (BBC)

A growing number of Communist Party and government officials are committing suicide in China, amid the crackdown on corruption.

Soldier, 1 Suspect Dead In Shooting At Canada’s Parliament

October 22, 2014
Ottawa police officers walk up Wellington St. near the National War Memorial where a soldier was shot earlier in the day, just blocks away from Parliament Hill, on October 22, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. Officials are investigating multiple reports of shootings and suspects after at least one gunman shot a Canadian soldier and then entered Canada's Parliament building. (Mike Carroccetto/Getty Images)

Police say one gunman was killed, and they were searching for as many as two others, after the shooting attack.

Nick Kristof Wants You To Change The World

October 22, 2014
Authors Nicholas Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn attend the premiere of "Meena" at the AMC Loews Theater on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in New York.

Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, great Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee.

The Country At The Epicenter Of The Ebola Outbreak

October 22, 2014
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)

We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

Politicians And Populace Face Off In Hong Kong

October 21, 2014
A Time magazine cover featuring Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is seen at an occupied area by pro-democracy protesters outside the gate of government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides

Today, protesters and officials from Leung Chun-ying’s administration finally met, but little was accomplished.

China’s Economic Growth Falters

October 21, 2014
A Chinese migrant worker passes by The People's Bank of China as he heads to a bus station in Beijing on May 1, 2013. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Its economy grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter – better than expectations, but still the weakest performance in five years.

The 2014 Midterms: What Voters Really Care About

October 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

U.S. Boosts Kurds’ Effort To Hold Kobane

October 20, 2014
Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State militants, trying to hold the Syrian town that is on the border with Turkey.

Indonesia Inaugurates New President

October 20, 2014
Indonesian President Joko Widodo waves to crowds while on his journey to Presidential Palace by carriage during the ceremony parade on October 20, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Joko Widodo is today sworn in as the president of Indonesia with an inauguration ceremony held in Jakarta. Widodo was the eventual winner of a tightly fought and sometimes controversial election race against opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto. A number of key world leaders will be in attendance including Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Joko Widodo was cheered through the streets of Jakarta by the tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians who swept him to power.

U.S., China Vow To Manage Rifts Ahead Of Obama Visit

October 18, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi prior to a meeting in Boston, Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The U.S. and China pledged Saturday to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combating terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus as President Barack Obama prepares to travel to the Chinese capital next month.

Biking ‘Mountain To Mountain’ To Improve Lives Of Afghan Women

October 18, 2014
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Shannon Galpin didn’t plan to break cultural norms and ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. But she did, and her new book, “Mountain To Mountain,” recounts her attempt to have a meaningful dialogue about women’s role in Afghan society.

The Economic Impact Of Ebola

October 17, 2014
World leaders meet about the impact of the Ebola crisis, during the IMF World Bank 2014 Annual Meetings on October 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Bank estimates Ebola could drain $32.6 billion from the global economy if it spreads beyond Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Putin Stands Defiant Despite Falling Oil Prices

October 17, 2014
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 17, 2014 in Milan. Putin shows no signs of reining in Russian aggression against Ukraine, despite Western sanctions and falling oil prices. Olivier Morin/AFP)

Oil prices in Russia are steadily falling, but President Vladimir Putin seems unwilling to back down on the Ukraine crisis.

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