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Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-04 18:00, modified at 19:12
Japanese officials say it's the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in the region. More than 200,000 people were asked to evacuate.
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A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-04 11:01, modified at 12:27
Many countries shut down international air travel when the pandemic began. Routes are reopening again, but you may need a COVID-19 test before you board.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 20:38, modified at 20:58
Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a leading critic of the kingdom's crown prince, was killed in Istanbul in 2018. Twenty Saudis are standing trial in absentia in Khashoggi's death.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 15:28, modified at 18:20
Effective July 10, travelers from "reduced risk" countries, including Spain, France, Germany and Italy, won't have to self-Isolate for 14 days. The U.S. is not among the exempt countries.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 12:00, modified at 18:20
NPR sits down with Germany's prominent youth climate activist to discuss lessons from the coronavirus and next steps for the movement.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 07:31, modified at 08:26
The U.S. reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — reaching a daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic. The previous record was set last month by Brazil.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-03 00:19, modified at 08:26
The death toll makes the disaster the worst known in the jade mining industry, surpassing an accident in 2015 that killed 113 people.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 23:33, modified on 2020-07-03 17:09
We look at the risks to consider (and precautions to take) before a restaurant meal. Also: How risky is it to fly on fully booked flights?
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 23:04, modified on 2020-07-03 17:09
Law, who spoke to NPR's All Things Considered, announced late Wednesday that he had left the country following the enactment of a draconian new national security law targeting the territory.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 21:44, modified on 2020-07-03 17:09
The U.S. is cutting back its special treatment of the territory, while the U.K. offers a pathway to British citizenship for Hong Kongers.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 16:27, modified at 17:12
Since Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead in Addis Ababa, the country has been riven by ethnic discontent. At least 80 people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces this week.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 02:52, modified at 17:12
Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the Special Forces Command, or KSK, had created a "wall of secrecy" around itself and she announced the partial disbanding of the commando force.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-02 01:21, modified at 14:47
The vote approves constitutional changes, including a reset on presidential terms that will allow Putin to run twice more after his current six-year term expires in 2024.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 22:13, modified on 2020-07-02 14:47
Totaling about 4,000, they began working Wednesday. They'll face two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and some of the most restrictive immigration policies the U.S. has seen in decades.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 18:31, modified at 18:32
The Security Council has struggled for months to pass a resolution related to COVID-19 because of tussling between the U.S. and China over a reference to the World Health Organization.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 15:59, modified at 18:32
The proposal, which has Trump administration support, has hit resistance both inside and outside Israel in recent weeks. "It seems unlikely to me that this will happen today," says one Cabinet member.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 14:49, modified at 14:50
Crowds have seized supplies for ill relatives, and officials warn the health system could collapse. "This is a war against the coronavirus and we have lost the war," says an Iraqi official.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 12:26, modified at 18:33
Oscar-nominated documentary maker Feras Fayyad delivered the first witness testimony in a crimes against humanity trial against a former Syrian government official in Germany.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-07-01 12:01, modified at 17:47
Those charged under the new law could be tried on the mainland. Legal experts say the measure ends any remaining autonomy the region enjoys under Chinese rule.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-06-30 18:29, modified on 2020-07-01 13:09
"It is very important to him to have this popular endorsement, even if it is a farce, even if it is a travesty of popular will," analyst Masha Lipman says of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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King Philippe's ancestor, Leopold II, ruled the region as his personal property and started a notorious system that left millions dead. Now, the reigning king is expressing remorse for the first time.