Karachi is Pakistan's economic hub, its major port and its largest city. It's also the country's most violent and crime-ridden city. But it's not all blood and thunder. Witness the musical Grease, now playing to packed houses in Karachi.
Tensions are high in Thailand, after several were injured in protests in the capital, Bangkok, ahead of elections Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with reporter Michael Sullivan about the significance of the elections.
German tourists Paul Zeller and Nico Reiner were enjoying a vacation on New Zealand's South Island when a tree fell and crushed their car. NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to note that the tourists were offered free bungee jumps as compensation.
Bombings are a frequent reality of living in Lebanon, so Lebanese student Sandra Hassan made an app to alert let friends and family know you're okay after violence strikes. It's getting a lot more attention that she had originally imagined.
If the Italian government requests Amanda Knox's extradition, it's up to the U.S. to decide whether to comply. It's not necessarily a legal matter; extradition cases are often decided on politics rather than law.
Amid rising production, U.S. oil companies say Congress should end a 1970s-era ban on oil exports. Some energy analysts agree, saying the way we visualize the global marketplace as a sort of chess game is holding us back. They say it's time for a new image: a bathtub.
The British royal family is in financial trouble, according to a report by members of the British Parliament. Castles are crumbling and the family is down to its last million in reserves. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with London correspondent Ari Shapiro about ways in which the royals could bring in more money.
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