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Inequality Is Falling On Planet Earth

Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.

Iraqi Helicopter Reportedly Crashes Carrying Refugees Off Mountain

In addition to carrying people belonging to the besieged Yazidi religious minority, the copter's passengers also reportedly included journalists from The New York Times.

Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

A traveler wins fans in an airport terminal — and online — by playing different versions of Beethoven's "Für Elise."

Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary Ukraine

Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry that the convoy might conceal a military operation.

Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

Gaza Talks To Continue As Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas Holds

The two sides attended the indirect, Egypt-mediated talks Monday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, but The Associated Press quoted a senior Israeli official saying the talks had not gone well.

Pray Over Hot Salt Water, Then Bathe In It: An Anti-Ebola Ritual

This past weekend, the word spread in the middle of the night in Sierra Leone: the way to prevent Ebola is to pray over hot salted water, then bathe in it.

Iraq's Power Struggle: What You Need To Know

Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki is refusing to give up his position as prime minister, as the U.S. congratulates Shiite politician Haider al-Abadi.

Religious Refugees Flee ISIS; Head To Kurdistan Border

Steve Inskeep talks to Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani of the Kurdistan Regional Government, for the latest news on the conflict with the Islamic State Of Iraq.

Politicians Battle For Control Of Iraq's Central Government

Iraq's president on Monday named a new prime minister to replace Nouri al Maliki, but Maliki refuses to leave. David Greene gets the latest from Tim Arango of The New York Times.