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NPR Topics: World Story of the Day Podcast

NPR Topics: World Story Of The Day Podcast

NPR's Foreign Desk picks the top story from the day's international coverage from Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other ...

Celebratory South Sudan Prepares For Independence

After it declares independence on Saturday, South Sudan will face a challenge in developing good relations with the north after years of ...

Atop A Train, Migrants Begin Dangerous Trek To U.S.

For many Central American migrants crossing illegally through Mexico to the U.S., the journey starts as they hop a freight train. But the ...

Indonesian School Accused Of Ties To Banned Group

Amid heightened fears of radicalism, officials are calling for an investigation into Al-Zaytun, the country's largest Islamic boarding ...

Graffiti Reclaims Egypt's Revolution From Marketers

Companies in Egypt now reference the revolution in their ads even some of the phone companies that gave into the regime's request to shut ...

Gold Fever Draws African Farmers From Fields

International mining companies hope to establish operations soon in the Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest nations. ...

China's Rise: Inward-Looking Or Expansionist?

From inside China, it can often seem that modern Chinese power is more aimed at erasing a painful past than at writing a dominant future. ...

Ex-Israeli Spy Chief's Iran Comments Spark Row

Since leaving Mossad, Meir Dagan has attacked Israel's leaders for their 'reckless intent' to attack Iran over its suspected nuclear ...

Muslims In Denmark Face A Wave Of Intolerance

The concept of multiculturalism is now being called into question in much of Europe. Some think it has failed.

In Mozambique, Grim Prospects For Mother And Child

Mozambique's rates of maternal and infant mortality are among the highest in the world. So the government is trying to encourage women to ...

Peru Village Sees Few Gains From Natural Gas Project

The Camisea gas project funnels millions of dollars into government coffers and promises Western development to Peruvian communities. There ...

Has Greece Been Prescribed Bad Medicine For Crisis?

Next week, the Greek government will reveal a five-year austerity plan drafted by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank. The new measures ...

Imported Beavers Gnaw Away At Argentina's Forests

In 1946, Argentina brought in 50 Canadian beavers to the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in hopes of starting a fur trade. That didn't work, ...