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Aug 22, 2019
The ads by Li Ka-shing, a billionaire known as Hong Kong's richest man, seem to express bland sentiment. But at least one scholar says they secretly sound a note of support for the protest movement.
Aug 22, 2019
U.S. Jewish views of President Trump and the Israeli government are under strain, but support for Israel among white evangelicals is strong as they continue to visit Israel in record numbers.
Aug 22, 2019
It's been more than two weeks since India cut communication in Kashmir. The government says most landlines are back up. But Kashmiris in Mumbai say they're struggling to get in touch with loved ones.
Aug 22, 2019
Fires are always burning in the Amazon. But wildfires have surged 83% since this time last year, according to Brazil's space agency. Satellites have spotted more than 9,500 wildfires this past week.
Aug 22, 2019
Israel has begun using the technology at its West Bank checkpoints to verify Palestinians' identities as they cross into Israel. The new system means shorter wait times but is drawing criticism.
Aug 22, 2019
A South Korean security official says the pact "does not serve our national interest." Japan's foreign minister says Seoul's decision "completely misreads the security situation."
Aug 22, 2019
Officials in the German city are offering a million Euros if you can prove the town does not exist. There's this long-running online conspiracy theory that the city is an illusion.
Aug 22, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Canberra would commit a frigate, patrol plane and specialist defense force personnel to the security flotilla escorting commercial shipping from Iranian attacks.
Aug 22, 2019
NPR's Noel King talks to Michael Aastrup Jensen, a member of Denmark's Parliament, about President Trump cancelling a trip to his country, and Trump's wish to buy Greenland.
Aug 22, 2019
NPR's Steve Inskeep sits down with conservative writer and newspaper editor Amir Mohebbian in Tehran to understand what Iran's ruling establishment thinks of escalating tensions with the U.S.
Aug 22, 2019
NPR's Steve Inskeep is in Tehran revisiting familiar faces. They're people he interviewed years ago, when Iran had a nuclear agreement with the U.S. What's happened since the U.S. left the deal?
Aug 21, 2019
The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.
Aug 21, 2019
Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir denies she means to snub Pence. Her scheduling decision was made before President Trump canceled his trip to Denmark.
Aug 21, 2019
"Your police [steal] blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.
Aug 21, 2019
An Iranian oil tanker recently released by authorities in Gibraltar is making it's way across the Mediterranean Sea possibly toward Greece. The U.S. is telling countries not to deal with it.