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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

Ukraine Conflict Disturbs G-20 Summit

Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about the summit and the Russia-Ukraine border.

U.N.'s Truce Plan For Aleppo Draws Skepticism

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a U.N. proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo was "worth studying." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim about the prospects.

Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

After Catalonia's Independence Vote, An 'Homage' To George Orwell

This week Spain's northeast region voted in favor of independence. But the results weren't recognized by the Spanish government. The situation reminds poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips of a favorite book.

Have ISIS And Al-Qaida Stopped Fighting, Started Cooperating?

For more than a year, the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaida have viewed each other as rivals. Now, reports out of Syria suggest the two may have worked out a truce.

In Mexico, Protests Over Missing 43 Students Continue

The apparent mass murder of 43 student-protesters near the town of Iguala has provoked national outrage over the investigation into their disappearance. Political leaders are taking heat for their handling of the case.

Sweden Confirms Foreign Sub Snooped In Its Waters

The intrusion occurred last month. Although defense analysts have said Russia is the likely culprit, Swedish authorities say it's "impossible" to say whose submarine it was.

Missing Lynx? Search Continues For Mystery French Feline

The animal, which was spotted Thursday, was initially thought to be a tiger. Officials now say it's not, but they aren't sure what it is. One theory is that it's a lynx.