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Authorities targeted an art gallery and a publishing house in Cairo that are pillars of the independent cultural scene. The raids have raised concerns about freedom of expression in Egypt.
Dec. 29, 2015
Charaffe al Mouadan, a Syrian-based ISIS member, had direct links to suspected Paris mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Mouadan was among 10 ISIS militants killed in coalition strikes over the past month.
Dec. 29, 2015
For the first time, one African country, Senegal, is prosecuting the deposed leader of another African state, Chad. Witnesses say Hissene Habre was responsible for mass killings, torture and rape.
Dec. 29, 2015
John Boyega, a star of 'Star Wars,' says he's 'a confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man.' Nigerian filmgoers are over the moon.
Dec. 29, 2015
Celebrating victory in Ramadi, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi says his troops will oust ISIS from Iraq entirely in 2016. But strongholds such as Mosul may be much harder to retake.
Dec. 29, 2015
John Kasich, GOP presidential hopeful, has had a habit of speaking his mind, even as a college student at Ohio State. It has served the Ohio governor well in politics.
Dec. 29, 2015
The city's police force has come under new scrutiny in recent days, after two more people — a 19-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman — were shot and killed by police.
Dec. 29, 2015
Microscopes illuminate the tiny. But sound? Scientists didn't really see it as all that important, until an amazing invention came along that opened new worlds: the stethoscope.
Dec. 29, 2015
Mexican officials say they will hand over Ethan Couch for deportation to the U.S. The teen killed four people when driving drunk, and his lawyer blamed his client's wealthy upbringing.
Dec. 29, 2015
Authorities say the suspects were planning attacks on popular tourist spots during holiday celebrations.
Dec. 29, 2015
Raids are in the offing; at the same time some of President Obama's signature initiatives helping migrants may be imperiled by Republicans.
Dec. 29, 2015
The act of writing can affect health, happiness and success. In one experiment, goal-setting dramatically reduced the achievement gap.
Dec. 29, 2015
One consequence of improved relations is that Cubans believe it will soon be harder to immigrate to the U.S. This year has seen the largest influx of Cubans in more than two decades.
Dec. 29, 2015
From big food companies simplifying ingredients to the U.S. government's new goal to reduce food waste to a public image crisis for Chipotle, 2015 has been a big year for food.
Dec. 29, 2015
NPR opened a South Korea bureau in March. Correspondent Elise Hu offers her take on the wonder and the wackiness of life and journalism in East Asia.
Dec. 29, 2015
Even savvy consumers stumble over the meaning of coinsurance and other jargon. The misunderstandings can be costly, especially when picking a health plan.
Dec. 29, 2015
Regulators have logged dozens, even hundreds, of complaints against some health providers for violating federal patient privacy law. Warnings are doled out privately, and sanctions are rarely imposed.
Dec. 29, 2015
A district attorney's office says Mexican authorities detained a teen who disappeared after a video surfaced showing he may have violated his probation for causing a drunken wreck, killing 4 people.
Dec. 29, 2015
The frontman of the heavy metal band died Monday from an aggressive form of cancer. He learned of the diagnosis just two days ago.
Dec. 28, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry said the move was "one of the most significant steps" in fulfilling the July nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.
Dec. 28, 2015

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