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The long-time premier has bowed to pressure to quit his post and endorse his nominated successor.
August 14, 2014
Kenya's international airport is on high alert, since the Kenya Medical Association has called on the national airline to suspend flights due to concerns over the Ebola outbreak.
August 14, 2014
The eurozone economy slowed to a crawl in the second quarter of 2014, according to reports released Thursday. The German economy actually contracted, and France stayed flat.
August 14, 2014
Funeral services were held Thursday for Kevin Ward Jr., the driver killed on the track after being hit by former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann attended the service; he speaks with Robert Siegel about the funeral and possible investigations into the incident.
August 14, 2014
There's been more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, with shelling in the region's major city of Donetsk and government forces reporting more success in their battles with separatists. Meanwhile, both Ukrainian and Russian aid convoys are heading toward the area, though it's unclear how the Russian trucks plan to enter Ukraine.
August 14, 2014
Farhad Atrushi, the governor of the Iraqi province of Duhok, joins Robert Siegel to speak about the refugees now flooding his predominantly Kurdish city.
August 14, 2014
U.S. military officials have decided that Mount Sinjar doesn't require immediate evacuation, but people across northern Iraq are still seeking refuge. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is meeting the man trying to replace him.
August 14, 2014
The late actor and comedian's wife, Susan Schneider, said his "sobriety was intact" and that he was in the early stages of the debilitating muscular disease when he took his life on Monday.
August 14, 2014
Researchers created a swarm of 1,024 tiny robots to do their bidding. So far, the only job they're given is to arrange themselves into a shape. But future versions could perform all sorts of tasks.
August 14, 2014
Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.
August 14, 2014
After learning that they'd spent decades restocking Colorado's lakes and streams with the wrong fish, biologists are now ready to release the right one.
August 14, 2014
The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.
August 14, 2014
The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city, but said there's no excuse for violence against the police.
August 14, 2014
In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.'"
August 14, 2014
The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.
August 14, 2014
Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.
August 14, 2014
James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.
August 14, 2014
The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.
August 14, 2014
Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.
August 14, 2014
Hundreds of listeners and readers wrote in response to our story on giving kids trophies for participation. Here are a few of the highlights.
August 14, 2014

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