Zimbabwe Official Calls For Extradition Of American Lion Hunter Walter Palmer

Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri wants Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe, wire services report. U.S. authorities are investigating whether any American laws were broken.

Decades Of Limbo Ends For Some Indians, Bangladeshis Along Border

The fate of pockets of Bangladeshis and Indians living on opposite sides of the border was left unresolved after the partition of the former British colony in 1947. A new agreement has changed that.

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Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of people at high risk for Ebola. But more data are needed to figure out exactly how well the vaccine works.

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As Migrants Attempt Trip To The U.K., Many Who Make It Are Minors

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Peter Oakford, cabinet member for specialist children's services at Kent County Council, about the vast numbers of youth migrants crossing into the U.K.

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International Olympic Committee Chooses Beijing For 2022 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that the 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing.

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Thousands Of Migrants Make Risky Journey From Calais, France, To U.K.

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Maya Konforti of the humanitarian group L'Auberge des Migrants about the migrants camping out in Calais preparing to make the journey through the Channel Tunnel.

U.K. Officials Instructed To Grant Ai Weiwei's Original U.K. Visa Request

The Home Office has apologized for denying the prominent Chinese dissident a six-month visa. He got only 20 days, because staff counted secret imprisonment as a criminal conviction.

Marine Version Of F-35 Deemed 'Combat Ready'

With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.

She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate Cake

Born deaf and blind to a refugee mother, Haben Girma has had opportunities in the U.S. she'd never have had in Eritrea. But it was an urge for dessert that led her to advocate for the disabled.

Toxic Lead Contaminates Some Traditional Ayurvedic Medicines

The treatments are popular in India and the United States, but some can be contaminated with high levels of lead and other toxic metals. People continue to be harmed.

The Next World War Will Be Digital

August 3, 2015
In this file photo, a South Korean student looks at a picture, which shows how the cyber warfare is going to be waged in the future in the Korean Peninsula if Korean War takes place, at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP)

P.W. Singer and August Cole imagine World War III in a new novel where the battlefront goes deeply cyber.

European Migrant Crisis Strains All Borders

August 3, 2015
Police officers block migrants along a road to prevent their access to train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

The migrant crush at the Chunnel, linking France and England, puts a spotlight on Europe’s migration crisis. We’ll go there.

Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field

August 1, 2015
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has hyperandrogenism, high levels of testerone. This made her ineligible to run, until she took the issue to court and won. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has naturally high levels of testerone. Last year, the IAAF banned her from competing against other women. This week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed Chand to run again. Only A Game spoke with Juliet Macur from New York Times.

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

July 31, 2015
People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

Despite Diplomacy Advances, Athletes Continue To Flee Cuba

July 31, 2015
This past month alone, 18 Cuban athletes all left their teams for the U.S. during international competition. (tgraham/Flickr)

In July, 18 Cuban athletes left their teams for the U.S. during international competition.

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

July 31, 2015
Cecil the lion is pictured in Hwange National Park in July 2014. (Vince O'Sullivan/Flickr)

The lion’s death wasn’t the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

July 31, 2015
Israelis protest against U.S. President Barack Obama as they call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, during a demonstration outside the Israeli President's residence on March 19, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

Exploring Unknowns: Mysteries Throughout History That Still Baffle

July 31, 2015
Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris near the shore where an airplane wing part was washed up on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Friday. (Ben Curtis/AP)

As hope remains for clues as to what happened to MH370, we take a look at other mysterious disappearances throughout history.

Big Game, Bigger Controversy

July 31, 2015
In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

Canned lion hunts and the fate of big game in Africa, after the outrage over Cecil.

Week In The News: Cincinnati Police Indictment, Bye-Bye Boston 2024, RIP Cecil The Lion

July 31, 2015
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP)

A new police murder charge and a black man dead in Ohio. Iran Deal heat and Huckabee. Malaysia Air. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus

July 31, 2015
The wrapped remains of a new born child suspected of contracting the Ebola virus, lays on a stretcher as health workers, dressed in Ebola protective gear, move the body for burial in Dubreka, Guinea on June 19. (Youssouf Bah/AP)

The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

July 30, 2015
In this frame grab taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean police said Tuesday, July 28, 2015 they are searching for Walter James Palmer, an American who allegedly shot Cecil with a crossbow while on a big game hunt in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. (Paula French via AP)

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

Haiti Observes 100th Anniversary Of 19-Year U.S. Occupation

July 30, 2015
Haitian sugar cane workers march to the National Palace in Santo Domingo to protest about the deadline to enter the National Plan of Regularization of Foreigners in Dominican Republic, on June 17, 2015. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic’s treatment of Haitians has drawn criticism from American politicians, but the U.S.’ role in the problem is rarely discussed.

Ocean Currents, Drifting Debris And Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

July 30, 2015
French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. (Lucas Marie/AP)

Airplane debris washed up on a beach on Reunion Island off Madagascar yesterday. But how did it get there?

Iran Deal Sparks Potential Arms Race In Region

July 30, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at Al-Salam Palace in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Carter flew to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to consult with Saudi leaders, who are also unsettled by an Iran accord they see as likely to increase Iranian power and influence in the Persian Gulf and beyond. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

In the wake of the historic deal over Iran’s nuclear program, several nations in the region are seeking to boost their missile defense systems.

Theories About MH370 Disappearance Range From Unlikely To Absurd

July 30, 2015
This picture taken aboard a Vietnamese Air Force Russian-made MI-171 helicopter shows a crew member looking out from a door during a search flight some 200 km over the southern Vietnamese waters off Vietnam's island Phu Quoc on March 11, 2014 as part of continued efforts aimed at finding traces of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

We’ve heard many of the theories on Here & Now, including one guess that involved a possible Russian government plot.

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