Author Archives: Lenore Koch

Local residents look at burnt bodies after an oil tanker caught fire on a highway Sunday in Pakistan. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption STR/AFP/Getty Images Local residents look at burnt bodies after an oil tanker caught fire on a highway Sunday in Pakistan. STR/AFP/Getty Images At least 123 people who had gathered to collect [...]

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Just a few months ago, Colombia negotiated an end to a long war. Now towns that used to be off-limits because of the fighting are trying to lure visitors. John Otis reports on a bicycle race that’s become a symbol of Colombia’s transition from war to peace. UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: (Speaking Spanish). [...]

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Saudi Arabia and its allies have presented 13 demands to the small Gulf country of Qatar, demands like shut down Al-Jazeera, the network watched by tens of millions of people across the Arab world, and break ties with Iran and extremist groups. Meet these demands, Saudi Arabia and its three allies tell [...]

A crash in oil prices and political instability under President Nicolas Maduro has led to food shortages. And that has prompted almost daily street protests by thousands of Venezuelans. Here opposition activists march on the Francisco Fajardo Highway in Caracas on June 19. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images A crash [...]

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: The town of Wyoming, Ohio, is in mourning today. Family and friends buried the American college student who was recently released from North Korea. Otto Warmbier had returned home in a coma and died just days later. Ann Thompson reports from member station WVXU. ANN THOMPSON, BYLINE: Thousands of people filed into [...]

An Israeli court has ruled that asking women to change seats because of their gender is discriminatory. It has ordered the airline El Al to instruct its staff in writing that such requests are illegal and train workers in the new rule within six months. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images [...]

The world’s population is growing by about 83 million people each year. The growth is largely driven by birth rates in the world’s poorest countries. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption toggle caption Sakchai Lalit/AP The world’s population is growing by about 83 million people each year. The growth is largely driven by birth rates in the [...]

A billboard in Taif, Saudi Arabia, shows King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (center) flanked by his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman (right), and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The king appointed his son as his successor and first in line to the throne, stripping Nayef of the title of crown prince and ousting him from [...]