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Media Coverage Of Close U.K. Elections Finds Much To Mock

The country votes in what could be the closest elections in decades. Some of the political coverage is decidedly more colorful than in the U.S.

Majority Of Rescued Boko Haram Captives Are Children

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Kiryn Lanning of the International Rescue Committee about the hundreds recently rescued in Nigeria from Boko Haram captivity.

Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. Is That A Good Way To Give?

The earthquake has prompted hundreds of people to set up online campaigns. They've raised hundreds of thousands, often for groups based in Nepal. What do charity watchdogs make of all this?

U.S. Issues Licenses For Ferry Travel To Cuba

For the first time in 50 years, the U.S. has issued licenses for ferry service between the United States and Cuba. At least four companies received licenses Tuesday.

Prime Minister Netanyahu Forms Coalition Before Midnight Deadline

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu races to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline Wednesday.

New Opposition Leader Asks U.S. To Establish Safe Zones In Syria

New Syrian opposition coalition leader Khaled Khoja visits Washington, D.C., to urge the U.S. to set up safe zones in the country and stop Bashar al-Assad's air campaign against rebel-held areas.

The Unpopularity Contest For Britain's Next Prime Minister

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to elect the next prime minister. But while David Cameron or Ed Miliband will win the election contest, neither is likely to win a popularity contest.

Judge Sentences 4 Afghan Men To Death For Mob Killing Of Woman

Four Afghans have been sentenced to death over the mob attack that led to the death of a 28-year-old woman who was accused of burning the Quran.

Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Convicted In Hit-And-Run Case

Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for driving while drunk over a group of people sleeping on a sidewalk in 2002, killing one of them. He was granted bail until Friday.