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Mission Success: Costa Concordia Is Vertical

In an operation that took 19 hours, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is now in an upright position. The ship ran aground in January 2012 off the coast of Tuscany.

How Smartphones Became Vital Tools Against Dengue In Pakistan

Two years ago Pakistan's Punjab province was hit with one of the world's worst dengue outbreaks. This year the number of recorded cases has plummeted. Many leaders credit a mobile phone app that tracks mosquito populations and city workers' efforts to contain them.

Both Mexican Coasts Are Lashed By Deadly Tropical Cyclones

At least 21 people were reported dead, as Tropical Storm Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid made landfall within hours of each other.

Syria: Does The U.S. And Russia Deal Go Far Enough?

The world watches and waits to hear if the Assad government will give up Syria's chemical weapons stock. In the meantime, George Perkovich of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace talks with host Michel Martin about Israel's view on the Syrian conflict.

Ray Suarez On Latino Americans: Past Is Prologue?

Over 50 million Latin Americans live in the United States. Host Michel Martin speaks with veteran reporter Ray Suarez about his new book Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation.

Sarin Attack On Syrian Civilians Is A 'War Crime,' U.N. Says

The Aug. 21 attack near Damascus killed civilians, "including many children," and constitutes a "war crime," says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He expressed his "profound shock and regret" at the findings.

Brazilian Believers Of Hidden Religion Step Out Of Shadows

Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religion, has been widely practiced by people of African descent in Brazil but mostly in secret — until now. After centuries of slavery and discrimination, Brazil's Afro-Brazilian community is proudly celebrating its African roots.

South Korean Soldiers Kill Man Trying To Cross To North

While thousands of North Koreans have made their way to the South, the number of incidents that go in the other direction are exceedingly rare.

Are Latinos Turning Away From Traditional Media For Information?

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosted a Google+ Hangout on air, focusing on "Emerging Latinos and Innovations."

Former U.N. Inspector: Syria Plan 'Optimistic,' Requires Troops

The U.S.-Russia plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons by next summer faces many hurdles and includes "unrealistic" deadlines, says former U.N. weapons inspector David Kay, who previously has worked on efforts to find chemical weapons in Iraq.