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Ask Me Anything: Correspondent Emily Harris Discusses Gaza

For the past month, Harris has been covering the Israeli-Hamas battles in the Gaza Strip. She's answering questions Wednesday in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

Nearly 50 Killed By Car Bombs In Baghdad Markets

Violence in primarily Shiite neighborhoods has been extreme in recent weeks. On Wednesday, three car bombs were detonated in crowded market areas.

Dutch Call Off Search For Additional Remains In Ukraine

The Dutch prime minister said continuing the search at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is too dangerous. Russia has stationed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine.
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African Diasporas: Investment and Advocacy Across Borders

As heads of state converge on Washington for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, we examine the role of local diaspora communities on the continent.


Justin Bieber Ringtone Startles Bear

A man fishing in northern Russia was attacked by a bear. But the bear fled when the men's cellphone rang. The ringtone was Bieber's song "Baby."

Afghan Policeman Turns Gun On Colleagues, Killing 7

The latest incident comes just a day after an apparent insider attack killed a U.S. major general and left more than a dozen wounded. All who were injured Tuesday are expected to live.

Summit Focuses Investors On Africa's Energy Opportunities

The U.S., World Bank and private companies are announcing billions of dollars in investment in Africa. President Obama says the U.S. wants to be a good partner with Africa.

Nigeria's Turmoil Fails To Deter Interest From Investors

Tony Elumelu is a Nigerian business mogul and self described Africapitalist. As African Leaders meet in Washington, Elumelu talks to Steve Inskeep about the importance of entrepreneurs to Africa.

As Cease-Fire Holds, Gaza Devastation Can Be Tallied

Israeli forces suffered many more causalities than they did in the last big operation there. But they were dwarfed by casualties in Gaza. The U.N. says most of those who died were civilians.

Islamic State Forces Capture Kurdish Town Near Syrian Border

In Northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters are struggling to hold back the advance of forces from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Steve Inskeep talks to Patrick Osgood of the Iraq Oil Report.