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The collision of two neutron stars, seen in an artist’s rendering, created both gravitational waves and gamma rays. Researchers used those signals to locate the event with optical telescopes. Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science hide caption toggle caption Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science The collision of two neutron stars, seen in an artist’s rendering, created [...]

Rohingya refugees walk through a shallow canal after crossing the Naf River to reach Bangladesh on Oct. 16. The U.N. has said that 537,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh over the last seven weeks. They are fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign [...]

Chip Councell’s ancestors began farming on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1690. He says that in today’s world, U.S. farmers have to look abroad for markets. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption toggle caption John Ydstie/NPR Chip Councell’s ancestors began farming on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1690. He says that in today’s world, U.S. farmers have to look [...]

Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s foreign minister and leader of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (OeVP), arrives at his party headquarters on Oct. 13 in Vienna. The OeVP is currently leading in polls. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sean Gallup/Getty Images Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s foreign minister and leader of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (OeVP), [...]

Somali soldiers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the center of Mogadishu, on Oct. 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Oct. 14, 2017, causing widespread devastation Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images Somali [...]

Hundreds of Marines died in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province over years of fighting that ended in 2014. The Marines are back to train Afghan soldiers. One returned Marine recalls his fallen comrades. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/14/557745885/u-s-troops-train-afghan-soldiers-in-troubled-helmand-province?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Israel says they’re just zoning laws, but Palestinians say the rules for building in Jerusalem lead to home demolitions intended to weaken their presence in a city claimed by both sides. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/14/557745892/in-jerusalem-municipal-issues-have-political-overtones?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

President Trump’s refusal to decertify — but leave in place — the Iran nuclear deal gives Iran and other world players a wide range of possible options and reactions. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/14/557745913/trump-wont-certify-iran-nuclear-deal-gets-praise-and-criticism?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

The Trump administration says it will end cost-sharing payments designed to help low-income Americans get health care. Trump is also expected to make an announcement on the future of the Iran deal. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/13/557520532/news-brief-trump-ends-health-care-subsidies-iran-deal-california-fires?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

If the Trump administration fails to certify Iran’s compliance with the deal, what does that mean for the U.S. relationship with Iran? European allies are strongly opposed to unraveling the accord. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/13/557535300/trump-announcement-expected-to-detail-new-approach-to-iran-nuclear-deal?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world