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We hear from veteran Charles Diamond who served in Mosul, Jane Arraf compares Mosul today to before ISIS, and former Obama administration official Andrew Exum talks about the U.S. military’s role. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/23/538825527/the-call-in-iraq-then-and-now?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

As the drought has extended into yet another rainy season, some herders walk for hours to get to this dam. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption toggle caption Eyder Peralta/NPR As the drought has extended into yet another rainy season, some herders walk for hours to get to this dam. Eyder Peralta/NPR Out here, in West Pokot [...]

Britain’s Chris Froome is expected to seal his third consecutive Tour de France win in Paris on Sunday. Christophe Ena/AP hide caption toggle caption Christophe Ena/AP Britain’s Chris Froome is expected to seal his third consecutive Tour de France win in Paris on Sunday. Christophe Ena/AP Chris Froome enjoyed a celebratory ride into Paris — [...]

Fires are burning in British Columbia. Scott Simon talks to Alan Goodwin of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, a program that shares firefighters with other countries. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/22/538705455/sharing-resources-across-countries-to-fight-wildfires?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

NPR’s Scott Simon talks with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee about near-famine conditions in Africa and the Middle East, and what Americans know about the crises. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/22/538705469/millions-at-risk-of-starvation-and-most-americans-dont-know?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

An Afghan policeman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during an ongoing battle with Taliban militants in the Gereshk district of Helmand province Saturday. A U.S. airstrike killed 16 policemen in the area on Friday, local officials said. Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images An Afghan policeman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during an [...]

The U.S. is planning to ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, tourism companies say. Earlier this week, Korean People’s Army soldiers walked past portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung (left) and Kim Jong-Il at the Korean Revolutionary Museum in Pyongyang. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images The [...]

Ruins are all that remain of the 13th century Great Mosque of al-Nuri, where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared three years ago that an Islamic state was rising again. ISIS blew the mosque up as Iraqi forces advanced. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jane Arraf/NPR Ruins are all that remain of the 13th [...]

A man walks near a damaged building after an earthquake struck near the Greek island of Kos early Friday. Uncredited/AP hide caption toggle caption Uncredited/AP A man walks near a damaged building after an earthquake struck near the Greek island of Kos early Friday. Uncredited/AP At least two people were killed by a strong earthquake [...]

Steve Inskeep asks Mark Perry of The American Conservative about his article that says some in the Trump administration want to use more contractors in Afghanistan. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/20/538251461/report-trump-administration-wants-to-outsource-afghanistan-to-mercenaries?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world