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The Vatican’s diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption toggle caption Cliff Owen/AP The Vatican’s diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. Cliff Owen/AP The Vatican says it has recalled a priest from its diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., and launched an investigation into allegations of child pornography. The priest, who has not been named, [...]

Mohamed Ayas, 15, was shot in the back by Myanmarese soldiers as he attempted to flee his village in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. Tommy Trenchard/Caritas hide caption toggle caption Tommy Trenchard/Caritas Mohamed Ayas, 15, was shot in the back by Myanmarese soldiers as he attempted to flee his village in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. Tommy [...]

Two snow leopard cubs play in their enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo on Tuesday during their public debut. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Vogel/AP Two snow leopard cubs play in their enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo on Tuesday during their public debut. Richard Vogel/AP Snow leopards are no longer endangered, according [...]

Hurricane Irma arrived on the doorstep of the Virgin Islands just over a week ago. A Category 5 storm, historic in its terrible might, Irma shredded homes and hotels into the bare materials that made them, its winds scattering floorboards and roofs and light poles like so many matchsticks. Within a day, the storm had [...]

North Korean soldiers watch fireworks in Pyongyang earlier this month during a ceremony honoring scientists involved in the country’s largest nuclear blast to date. Kin Won-Jin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kin Won-Jin/AFP/Getty Images North Korean soldiers watch fireworks in Pyongyang earlier this month during a ceremony honoring scientists involved in the country’s largest nuclear [...]

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Of all the places that hurricane Irma hit, the U.S. Virgin Islands appear to have experienced some of the worst devastation on American soil. They’re known as a tourist destination – a tropical paradise. Now parts of the islands look like a giant stomped on them and kicked the pieces across the [...]

Paris and Los Angeles have been awarded the honor of hosting the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games, respectively. Pictured above: IOC President Thomas Bach (center), Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (left), and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett. Martin Mejia/AP hide caption toggle caption Martin Mejia/AP Paris and Los Angeles have been awarded the honor of hosting [...]

Sareum Srey Moch plays a young Loung Ung in Netflix’s First They Killed My Father. Netflix hide caption toggle caption Netflix Sareum Srey Moch plays a young Loung Ung in Netflix’s First They Killed My Father. Netflix The film First They Killed My Father begins in 1975 Cambodia, during the rise of the Khmer Rouge. [...]

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: There is a massive refugee crisis in Southeast Asia. Since the end of August, hundreds of thousands of people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have left Myanmar and gone into Bangladesh. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: This crisis was set off on August 25 when a Rohingya insurgent group attacked police posts in Myanmar. That [...]

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to dramatically change the country. One of his first moves was to overhaul the labor code. That brought out thousands of French union members and the political opposition today in mass demonstrations. NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley says it’s the first major test for the young president. [...]