Syria's rebels are criticizing a plan to destroy the country's chemical weapons, saying it doesn't punish President Bashar Assad. The Syrian regime's first public reaction to the U.S.-Russia deal came Sunday, when a minister called it a "victory."
The trial of the men accused of the horrific rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi is over. Four of the accused were sentenced to death. NPR's Julie McCarthy joins host Rachel Martin from New Delhi to discuss the question of whether anything will change.
The U.S.-Russia deal to destroy Syrian chemical weapons is being called one of the most challenging in the history of arms control. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Dmitri Trenin, the director of the Carnegie Center in Moscow, about Russia's position and influence on Syria.
Israel can't intervene without inflaming fundamentalist elements; Syrian refugees have cost Turkey about $2 billion so far; and the civil war has exacerbated political tensions inside Lebanon. Host Rachel Martin speaks with commentators from three of Syria's neighbors.
The country will host the World Cup next year for the first time since 1950. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Melissa Block, host of All Things Considered, about the launch of a series of stories from Brazil.
After several years planning the difficult mission, scientists successfully drilled through Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. They were stunned by what they found, and worry global sea levels could be at risk.
The marshy wetlands of the Camargue in southern France are rich in wildlife and folklore. But the region's most stunning icons roams free here: the Camargue bull, one of Europe's last two breeds of fighting bulls. The creatures are taunted and teased, respected and revered.
Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S and Russia have agreed on a plan to rid Syria of its chemical weapons by the middle of 2014. But the plan gives Syria only a week to detail its chemical arsenal.
A complicated salvage operation is set to begin Monday at the site of the Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise ship that ran aground off Italy in 2012. Even if it succeeds, it will be a long time before things return to normal on the island of Giglio, where the ship wrecked.
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