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Spain Will Fire Catalonia Leaders, Force New Elections
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:55:26 -0400
Spain's prime minister says he's firing the Catalan regional government and forcing elections in six months. Separatists flood Barcelona's streets in protest.

A Look A The Health Crisis In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:55:26 -0400
A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, millions of residents still don't have access to electricity or proper healthcare, and bacteria in the water has exposed many people to disease.

Why The Somalia Attack Is Being Compared To Sept. 11
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:55:26 -0400
It's been a week since a massive truck bomb blew up the center of Mogadishu in Somalia. The blast that killed more than 350 is being compared to Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.

Officer Killed In Niger Attack Laid To Rest In South Florida
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:55:26 -0400
WLRN's Caitie Switalski reports from the funeral of Sgt. La David T. Johnson. He was the U.S. Army officer who was one of four U.S. troop members killed in Niger earlier this month.

Dozens Of Egyptian Police Killed In Desert Shootout
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:48:24 -0400
Sources told multiple news outlets that militants ambushed Egyptian police acting on what they believed was a tip on the location of a hideout.

Spanish Prime Minister Takes Unprecedented Step To Dissolve Catalan Government
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:06:27 -0400
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced he was invoking a previously unused Spanish constitutional article to "restore order."

500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400
Five centuries ago, Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation. The anniversary prompted a recent meeting of his descendants to discuss the legacy Luther left when he nailed his theses on a church door.

Spain Moves To Crush Catalonia's Autonomy Bid
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400
The Spanish cabinet meets today to start the process of imposing direct control over Catalonia. The move comes after Catalonia voted for independence earlier this month.

U.S. Troops On North-South Korea Border Gear Up Amid War Threat
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400
Increasing tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang feel different from the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Col. John Mountford discusses life in the artillery brigade at Camp Casey.

Tillerson Off To Middle East And South Asia For A Round Of Diplomatic Tests
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a tough trip ahead. He's trying to heal a rift between key Arab allies, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and later in the week will head to South Asia to expand relations with India.

Milan And Venice Head To Polls In Push For Greater Autonomy From Italy
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400
Voters in Milan and Venice decide Sunday whether they want more autonomy from Italy. The non-binding poll comes on the heels of the violent secessionist effort in Spain's Catalan region.

Why The Fall Of Raqqa Doesn't Signify The End Of The Islamic State
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400
After U.S.-backed forces in Syria seized Raqqa from the Islamic State, is the terrorist organization weaker or stronger? Scott Simon speaks to Bruce Hoffman, director of the Georgetown University security studies program.

Photographer Documenting Rohingya Crisis Describes The Images That Stayed With Him
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:00 -0400
British photographer and writer Tommy Trenchard covered the Rohingya refugee crisis as people flooded into Bangladesh from Myanmar.

One Of New Zealand's Best Sailors Aims For Triple Crown In Round-The-World Race
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:01:20 -0400
Peter Burling has already won Olympic gold and the America's Cup. Soon he'll start the grueling Volvo Ocean Race. Sleep deprivation, freeze-dried food and giant waves are only some of the challenges.

'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:39:00 -0400
Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace — and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.



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