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In Chile, Protesters Continue To Defy The President And Military


The country has been gripped by mass demonstrations and planned union strikes over economic inequality.

'Baby Shark,' Drinks And Dancing: Lebanon's Protests Are Unlike Any Other


Protesters are demanding better public services, economic reform, and a new government. Many demonstrators do so while holding a Lebanese flag in one hand and a beer in the other.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Faces Protests After Activist's Late-Night Standoff


Less than two weeks after drawing international praise, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is struggling with unrest at home as his tenuous ally, Jawar Mohammed, alleges a plot against him.

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VIDEO: See A Controversial Swarm Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In A Lab In Italy

NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The goal is to create a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria.


39 Bodies Discovered In Truck Container In Southeast England

British officials say they believe the truck originated in Bulgaria and arrived in the U.K. over the weekend. A man from Northern Ireland is in custody.

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A Forest Expert Team In Spain Fights Fire With Fire — Literally

This year, the European Union has had almost triple the average number of wildfires. NPR follows a special unit into the woods in Spain to see how they let them burn for prevention.

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WATCH LIVE: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress On Facebook's Cryptocurrency Plan

In prepared remarks to Congress, the CEO acknowledges Facebook is not "the ideal messenger" for its digital currency plan, but says innovation is essential to American financial leadership.

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Hospitals Around The World Have A Dire Shortage Of Blood

The first global analysis of blood supply and demand finds that many developing countries are relying on risky emergency donations.

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Fighting Pain Without Opioids: How One Nurse In The Gambia Does It

As the U.S. grapples with the opioid crisis, pain medication is in short supply in some other parts of the world. One nurse in the Gambia explains how she addresses pain with tools other than drugs.


Iraqi Security Forces Killed 149 People In Recent Protests, Inquiry Concludes

A government review says most of the dead were killed by gunshot wounds to the head or chest. Over 3,000 people were wounded.

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Turkey, Russia Reach Deal To Control Syrian Areas Once Patrolled By The U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to jointly patrol an area in northern Syria previously controlled by Kurdish forces with U.S. support.

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London Says Air Pollution Fell By Roughly A Third After New Emissions Rules

If vehicles in central London don't meet emissions standards, their drivers must pay a daily fine. Six months into the new program, the city says the regulation is decreasing toxic air pollution.


Protesters Continue To Fill Streets Of Lebanon, United By Their Calls For Change

The government has taken notice and announced some changes: No new taxes. Halving officials' salaries. Approving new power plants. But the demonstrators say they're not going away.