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Indian Man, A No-Show At Work For 25 Years, Finally Gets The Ax

A.K. Verma left his desk at the Central Public Works Department in 1990 and never came back. On Thursday, it finally caught up with him.

Divers Retrieve Flight Data Recorder From AirAsia Flight

Divers went down Monday to the bottom of the Java Sea and retrieved part of the so-called "black box" from the wreckage of the Airbus A320.

Anita Ekberg, '50s Screen Star And Sex Symbol, Dies At 83

The Swedish-born actress' most famous role was as Sylvia in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita. She died outside Rome this morning.

Overcrowded Hospitals Overwhelm U.K.'s National Health Service

Hospitals across Great Britain declared "major incidents" this past week, with non-emergency operations cancelled and extra staff called in to cope with overcrowded emergency rooms.
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Hundreds March In D.C. To Honor Law Enforcement, 'Charlie Hebdo' Victims

Residents in the District joined the hundreds of thousands worldwide in marching on Sunday in solidarity with the victims of the terror attacks in Paris last week.


Paris Suspects Declared Allegiance To Al-Qaida, ISIS

In a video, the now-dead suspect in the seizure of a kosher supermarket in Paris announced his loyalty to the leader of the self-declared Islamic State.

Despite Charlie Hebdo, Optimism On The Future Of Islam In Europe

A decade ago, Irshad Manji called for reform within Islam in her book, The Trouble with Islam Today. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Manji about her reaction to the recent events in France.

Giving Coats To Syrian Refugees To Fend Off A Bitter Winter

Winter weather is making a vulnerable situation even worse for millions of Syrian refugees. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to UNICEF's Lucio Melandri about a program to provide winter clothes to refugees.

Voices Of The Week: The 'Grim Reality' Of The Paris Attack

We hear perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo attack, from Secretary of State John Kerry, French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy, Conan Obrien, Imam Anjem Choudary and Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Eric Holder Heads To Paris In Wake Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Attorney General Eric Holder is attending international talks in Paris after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lauren Frayer in Paris.