Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic

In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.

Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released

An Australian immigration official accidentally exposed passport details, dates of birth and other personal information for 31 world leaders during last year's the G-20 summit in Brisbane.

Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death; 2 Alleged Attackers Arrested

Washiqur Rahman's killing comes a month after a deadly attack by Islamists on Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy in the country's capital.

Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies

But a prosecutor says "documents don't show any hints of [Andreas Lubitz] being suicidal or being aggressive toward other people." The plane crash last week killed 150 people.

Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

With Tuesday's deadline for an international agreement on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out a deal.

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Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

Islamist insurgents have reportedly killed about 40 people, as the polling for a new president continued into Sunday. Voting was extended after technical problems kept some from casting their ballots.

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Recovery Efforts Continue For Victims of Germanwings Crash

At the same time, the German media are reporting that 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have seen a doctor for physical problems as well as psychological issue.

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Tikrit Battle: U.S. And Iran-Backed Militias Are On The Same Side

In the battle to re-capture the Iraqi city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, two influential players are fighting uncomfortably on the same side: the U.S. and Shiite militias backed by Iran.

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Iran Nuclear Talks Bog Down As Tuesday Deadline Approaches

Talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program to peaceful purposes continue. An Iranian negotiator is quoted as rejecting the idea that Iran would ship some of its nuclear fuel out of the country.

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Yemenis Pay The Price For Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry

Saudi-led airstrikes continue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. And as usual, there was no warning. Residents worry that soon the battle will move from the sky to Yemen's soil.

As Deadline Looms, A Look At The Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks

March 30, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, second right, waits with U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, left, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second left, and others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015, during Iran nuclear talks. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

As negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program enter a critical point, we examine the latest developments.

Pilot Psychology And Flight Safety

March 30, 2015
A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. (AP)

The pilot who crashed his plane in the Alps. What we know now. And what to do about pilots’ psychological health.

Oil Prices Jump After Saudi Strikes In Yemen

March 27, 2015
People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (Hani Mohammed/AP)

Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Yemen’s growing unrest has led to fears of instability in the oil market.

What We Know About The Germanwings Co-Pilot

March 27, 2015
This is an undated image taken from Facebook of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in San Francisco California. (AP)

A German prosecutor said Andreas Lubitz apparently tore up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day of the crash.

The Day Before Elections, Nigeria Claims A Military Victory Over Boko Haram

March 27, 2015
A combination of two pictures shows Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari during election campaigns. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton says the timing seems rather convenient, as President Goodluck Jonathan is trying to keep his seat.

Week In The News: Germanwings Crash, Ted Cruz 2016, Yemen Unravels

March 27, 2015
Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP)

The co-pilot and the plane in the Alps? Ted Cruz announces 2016 bid. Heinz buys Kraft. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

WWII Veterans Return ‘Good Luck Flags’ To Japanese

March 26, 2015
Obon 2015 co-founder Rex Ziak at Monday's Returning Ceremony in Astoria, Oregon. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

Tom Banse reports on the effort to return the flags taken as war souvenirs from Pacific battlefields during World War II.

Trying To De-Radicalize French Prisons

March 26, 2015

French prisons have come under the spotlight as a key recruiting ground for Islamist extremists.

Will Saturday’s Election Change Anything In Nigeria?

March 26, 2015
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left), and APC main opposition party's presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari shake hands under the eyes of Chairman of the Abuja Peace Accord former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (center), after signing the renewal of the pledges for peaceful elections on March 26, 2015 in Abuja. Security is a major concern at Saturday's vote both from Boko Haram violence against voters and polling stations to clashes between rival supporters. In 2011, around 1,000 people were killed in violence after Jonathan beat Buhari to the presidency. (Philip Ojisua/AFP/Getty Images)

The opposition party has enough support to win in national elections, but would the president allow for a peaceful handover of power?

What We Know – And Don’t Yet Know – About The Germanwings Crash

March 26, 2015
Airbus A320 of Germanwings taking off from Barcelona Airport. This aircraft crashed on March 24, 2015 in the French Alps as Germanwings Flight 9525. (Sebastien Mortier/Wikimedia Commons)

More details are emerging about crash that killed 150 people. Authorities say the co-pilot brought the flight down intentionally.

Bombs Fall In Yemen And Iraq

March 26, 2015
Yemenis search for survivors at the site of a Saudi airstrike against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport on March 26, 2015, which killed at least 13 people. Saudi warplanes bombed Huthi rebels in Yemen, launching a military intervention by a 10-nation coalition to prevent the fall of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. war planes are conducting airstrikes for the first time in Tikrit, as Saudi Arabia is striking Yemen. We check in on both stories.

Co-Pilot ‘Intentionally’ Brought Down Germanwings Plane

March 26, 2015
French prosecutor of Marseilles Brice Robin (center), flanked by General David Galtier (right), speaks to the press on March 26, 2015, in Marignane airport near the French southern city of Marseilles. The co-pilot 'voluntarily' initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps and refused to open the door to the pilot who was outside the cockpit, the lead investigator said today. (Franck Pennant/AFP/Getty Images)

A French prosecutor says co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared to want to “destroy the plane.”

Living With The Ceasefire In Eastern Ukraine

March 25, 2015
Soldiers of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) take position in the frontline town of Shyrokyne, some 10 kms east of Mariupol, on March 20, 2015. The town, held by both DNR and Ukrainian troops, is a constant flashpoint with weekly casualties on both sides. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

There are signs that life is returning to some sense of normalcy. The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports from Donetsk.

America, Versus Itself

March 25, 2015
In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, shows the way to the guests who attended the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP)

Is America now its own worst enemy? Blowing a future that should be good? Harvard’s Joseph Nye and the New Yorker’s John Cassidy join us.

Yemen Verges On Multi-Front Civil Conflict

March 24, 2015
In this photo taken on Friday, March 20, 2015, militiamen loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ride on an army vehicle on a street in Aden, Yemen. (AP)

Yemen on the brink. US Special Operations forces have pulled out. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are leaning in. A counter-terrorism vacuum looms. We’ll go there.

Deval Patrick To Head Pro-Trade Advisory Board

March 24, 2015

President Obama’s allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere.

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