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Referee Takes Gun Onto Soccer Field After Spat With Players In Brazil

In a spectator's video, referee Gabriel Murta Maciel Barbosa is seen being restrained by another official while he holds his weapon in one hand and points at a manager with the other.

A Little Boy Who Lived In A Box Gave Sweden's Queen A New Mission

After meeting the homeless child in Brazil, Queen Silvia was inspired to speak out about the abuse and exploitation of children and to establish the World Childhood Foundation.
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President Obama At The UN And Prospects For US Cooperation With Russia In Syria

This week, President Barack Obama is addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. We look at new tests for U.S. leadership, prospects for cooperation in Syria and the fight against ISIS.


FIFA Issues Lifetime Ban To Former Executive Jack Warner

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Warner was among 14 FIFA executives who were indicted on a range of corruption charges in May.

VW Says It Will Retrofit Diesel Cars To Fix Test-Cheating Module

As early as 2007, Volkswagen was reportedly warned by the contractor that supplied the now-infamous engine management software that it would be illegal to sell cars with deceptive settings.

U.S. Airstrike Seeks To Bolster Afghans In Fight To Retake City From Taliban

One day after the Taliban seized control of Kunduz, a military operation is underway to try to retake the strategic city in northern Afghanistan.

What Does Vladimir Putin Want In Syria?

Host David Greene speaks with Michele Flournoy of the Center for a New American Security and NPR's Tom Bowman about how Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama are approaching Syria.

Taliban Seize A Major City, A Sign Of The Group's Resurgence

Taliban fighters stormed the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, marking the first time the group has captured a city since it was ousted in 2001. Journalist Mujib Mashal talks about the Taliban takeover.

Putin, Obama Meet On Syria, But Sharp Disagreements Remain

Russia's military buildup in Syria has raised alarms in the West, but many Russians see it as necessary to counter Islamist extremism. Russian analysts say Putin risks involvement in a quagmire.

Report: 250 Americans Have Gone To Syria And Iraq To Fight

A congressional report scheduled for release Tuesday suggests some 30,000 people worldwide have gone to Syria to fight in recent years. That includes some 250 Americans who've gone there and to Iraq.