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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.

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The Artificial Boundary That Divides Iraq

A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.

Sweden's Sub Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

Stockholm has a grainy photo of what it says shows "foreign underwater activity" in an incident eerily similar to the grounding of a Soviet submarine in the same waters in 1981.

Hong Kong Leader Blames 'External Forces' For Joining Protests

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who student activists have demanded step down, says "different countries in different parts of the world" are helping stoke unrest in the Chinese territory.

Latest Developments In The Ebola Story

The family of the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease ends a 21-day observation period with no symptoms. Meanwhile, the WHO declared Nigeria Ebola-free.

Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani

The remarks by the country's foreign minister could signal a shift in Ankara's largely neutral stance on the conflict at its doorstep.

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Beijing Marathoners Powered Through Thick Smog

Before Sunday's Beijing Marathon, smog levels were 12 times above what is considered safe for humans. But organizers refused to cancel. Instead, they handed out sponges to clean exposed skin.

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Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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Indonesia Swears In President Who Ran On Promise Of Change

Indonesia has inaugurated its new president, Joko Widodo. Steve Inskeep talks tp Financial Times' correspondent Ben Bland about the man known as Jokowi, and the challenges he faces as he takes office.

It's All Policy, Stupid: The Issues Of The 2014 Midterm Elections

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

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.

Creating Safe Drivers? There’s An App For That

October 17, 2014
A cow stands between vehicles passing along National Highway NH-55 in Siliguri in India on April 4, 2014. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

Every year, an estimated 50 million people worldwide get in traffic accidents. A company in Massachusetts created by a pair of MIT professors is trying to change that.

BBC: ISIS Losing Grip On Syrian City Of Kobani

October 17, 2014
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on October 17, 2014. Islamic State militants have suffered setbacks and have begun retreating from parts of the beseiged Syrian border town according to a local official. (Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

After a month of fighting, the BBC reports ISIS militants are retreating from the Syrian border town of Kobani.

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

October 17, 2014
This Oct. 14 picture from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)'s Twitter account shows Ben Hemingway visiting a Ebola treatment unit in Liberia. (USAID OFDA/Twitter)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

Week In The News: Market Mess, Ebola Alarm, Election Hits The Home Stretch

October 17, 2014
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., center, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP)

The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

How Rational Are Our Fears Of Ebola?

October 16, 2014
Attendees hold candles at a prayer vigil on the campus of TCU for health care worker Nina Pham who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus on October 14, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Mike Stone/Getty Images)

A new poll shows that 1 in 4 Americans are fearful of contracting Ebola, but are those fears warranted?

ISIS Fighters Leave Behind Booby Traps

October 16, 2014

A British, government-financed company is training the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan to deal with booby-traps planted by ISIS.

Capturing The ‘Humans Of New York,’ And The World

October 16, 2014
Courtesy Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the wildly popular series “Humans of New York” is expanding his scope.

Weighing A Catholic Change For LGBT And Divorcees

October 16, 2014
Pope Francis leaves at the end of an afternoon session of a two-week synod on family issues, at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP)

The Catholic Church signals a new openness towards gays, the divorced, and more. We’ll ask American Catholics what they think.

The U.S. Health System Vs. Ebola

October 16, 2014
In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated, in Dallas. (AP)

A second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola. At least 76 in her hospital, exposed. We’ll look at the American medical system racing for Ebola readiness.

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