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When the Afghan presidential elections were held, each candidates proclaimed himself the winner. Correspondent Sean Carberry tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn ...
Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militants. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to corresp...
The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto...

World

BBC
A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing seven crew, state TV reports....
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo has killed at least two police officers, security officials say....
Europe captain Paul McGinley says his side will not underestimate the USA in the Ryder Cup, which starts on Friday....
Tens of thousands of people are attending a mass by Pope Francis in Tirana, as the pontiff hails religious coexistence in Albania....
A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling....

Europe

BBC
Tens of thousands of people are attending a mass by Pope Francis in Tirana, as the pontiff hails religious coexistence in Albania....
Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees....
Ed Miliband says a pledge of further devolution to Scotland will be fulfilled "no ifs, no buts" amid a row with David Cameron over how to implement it...
Paratroops from Europe and the US are staging parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem....
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him....

Canada

CBC
The invention of cereal more than 100 years ago transformed the average breakfast. Now fast-food restaurants are trying to cash in on ...
About one-sixth of soldiers discharged from the military for medical reasons are released before qualifying for their pension, leading...
Controversial Alberta MP Rob Anders has failed in his second attempt at new political life, losing the Conservative nomination in a ru...
Doug Ford has officially launched his campaign to replace his ailing brother as the mayor of Toronto. Earlier this week, it was announ...
The B.C. government is trying to undercut a report that claims rising ferry fares are hurting the economy ahead of the Union of B.C. M...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Police called to reports of a stabbing at a Taree home in northern NSW arrived to find one woman dead and another injured....
New tougher security measures have been introduced at Parliament House in Canberra as MPs and Senators arrive for the resumption of sittings....
Grandstand looks at the top picks for this year's Brownlow Medal, tipped to be one of the closest counts in years....

Middle East

BBC
A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing seven crew, state TV reports....
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo has killed at least two police officers, security officials say....
Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees....
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him....
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling....
The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking....
Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes....
Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province....
New Zealand's governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete results show....

South-Asia

BBC
A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling....
The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking....
Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes....
Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province....
New Zealand's governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete results show....

Business

BBC
The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises....
Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town....
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chi...
South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours....
Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades....
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