Full story - October 11, 2019
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters walk together in the border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on Oct. 11, 2019.
This week, the Turkish military began an incursion into northeastern Syria, prompting residents in the area to flee south.
Full story - October 11, 2019
Why would Hong Kong’s mafioso take time away from extorting shopkeepers and dealing heroin to beat down protesters?
Full story - October 10, 2019
Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg, the favorite to win Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, has inspired books, met with heads of state, and testified before Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations. Her Friday school strikes for climate action have expanded to millions of people around the world.   
Full story - October 10, 2019
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The ‘optical capital’ of the Soviet Union in Izyum, Ukraine, struggles amid regional economic decline on the borders of a hot war. 
Full story - October 10, 2019
Writer Olga Tokarczuk appears at a book fair.
Olga Tokarczuk, 57, won the Nobel Prize for "a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," according to the Swedish Academy, which chooses the literature laureate.
Full episode - October 10, 2019
A woman is shown in soft focus in the nearground with an apartment building in the background that has bombed.
What's the impact of Turkey's military incursion into Syria having on people there? Also, Apple removed an app from its online store that protesters in Hong Kong have been using to locate police and dangerous spots in the city. Plus, tensions are boiling over at universities around the world where students from Hong Kong and mainland China are getting into disputes over pro-democracy protests back home.
Full story - October 10, 2019
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Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.
Full story - October 09, 2019
mom and son and one of their chickens
In recent years, it’s become fairly common for people to bring their own shopping bags to the store, but for the past 18 months, Philippa Robb and her son, Haydn Robb Harries, have been bringing their own containers, too. That’s because, after a long consideration, Philippa gave up buying single-use plastic in January 2018.
Full story - October 09, 2019
Smoke rises from the Syrian side of the border.
The assault on the Kurds — for years Washington's main allies on the ground in Syria — is potentially one of the biggest shifts in years in an eight-year war that has drawn in global and regional powers.
Full story - October 09, 2019
Are fewer women named Nobel laureates just because there have been fewer women scientists?