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Undersea Tunnel In Europe Shut Down After Fire; No Injuries

The Channel Tunnel that connects England and France was shut down after the fire broke out on a truck that was being transported by rail.

France Approves Secret Burials For 'Charlie Hebdo' Attackers

Said Kouachi has reportedly already been buried at the city of Reims, where he lived before the deadly attack. His brother, Cherif, is to be buried at his hometown of Gennevilliers, outside of Paris.

Hollande: Anti-'Charlie' Protesters Don't Understand French Values

As demonstrations against the satirical magazine are staged in many parts of the Muslim world, the French president defends what he says is his country's principle of freedom of expression.

Traveling To Cuba Getting Easier, But Expect Turbulence On The Way

Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.

United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.

Gunmen Kidnap Top Official In Yemen

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff was kidnapped from his car in the heart of the capital Sanaa. Security officials blame Houthi rebels.

Storm Causes Pope To Cut Short Visit To Typhoon Hit Tacloban

Francis led a prayer in memory of the thousands killed in 2013 by Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall.

In Nigeria, Boko Haram Continues Its Campaign Of Terror

World attention has been focused on terrorism in Paris, but meanwhile Boko Haram has murdered thousands just this month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Alex Perry about the Nigerian group.

Fire Doors And Sprinklers Debut At Garment Factories In Bangladesh

In April 2013, the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,100 workers employed in the garment factories in the building. Now there's an effort to make sure all garment factories are safe.

Hollande's Approval Soars After Terror Attacks

Police in France continue operations aimed at capturing people suspected of involvement in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.