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Mine Wastewater Floods Countryside In Brazil After 2 Dams Fail

The flooding overwhelmed houses, leaving a coating of mud — and in one case, setting a car atop a structure's walls. Rescue crews are still looking for survivors. At least one person has died.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The Friday News Roundup: President Obama says a bomb may have brought down the Russian passenger plane. Turkey's president calls for a new constitution that would expand his powers. And in Europe the influx of migrants shows no sign of slowing. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


For Jeb Bush, One More Father-Brother White House Question To Answer

The former Florida governor earlier this year announced a team of foreign policy advisers that included at least two well-known members of the Rumsfeld-Cheney team in the second Bush White House.

It's Possible Bomb Caused Russian Plane To Crash, Britain, U.S. Suggest

Britain's prime minister and President Obama have mentioned the possibility of a bomb aboard the passenger jet. Their information, whatever it is, apparently comes from intelligence agencies.

First British Tourists Leave Egypt, As Questions About Airline Crash Linger

British investigators tell the BBC that they "believe a bomb was put in the hold prior to take-off," the news agency reports.

Investigators Look For Signs As To What Brought Down Russian Plane

Renee Montagne talks with Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for the BBC, about the latest information regarding the Russian airliner that crashed over Egypt last week.

Release Of Trade Agreement Text Stokes Debate Over TPP

Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.

The Claims Are Rosy, But Brazil's Rain Forest Is Still Disappearing

Brazil says it has greatly reduced the rate of deforestation. That may be true, critics say, but they argue such figures are misleading because so much of the Amazon has already been degraded.

U.S. And 11 Other Countries Sign Pact Promising To End Currency Manipulation

The pact would require countries to turn over data about their foreign exchange policies on a regular basis.

Kurdish Forces Request More U.S. Support In Fight Against ISIS

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Najmaldin Karim, governor of Iraq's Kirkuk province, about the Kurdish forces' continued struggle against ISIS.