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When NPR's Alice Fordham visited Mosul in 2010, bird droppings and rain were the biggest threats to its archaeological sites. Now ISIS has destroyed a...
The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifa...
A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa tr...

World

BBC
A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people....
Estonians are choosing a new government, in an election dominated by concerns over Russian action in Ukraine....
England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets....
Thousands of people are set to take part in a march in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday....
Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota....

Europe

BBC
Estonians are choosing a new government, in an election dominated by concerns over Russian action in Ukraine....
Thousands of people are set to take part in a march in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday....
Anger over new powers for the Turkish authorities online...
New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria....
Why Iceland banned beer right up until 1989...

Canada

CBC
A Winnipeg law professor has come out in support of the decision handed down Friday to grant Vince Li unsupervised day visits to Winni...
Reformed white supremacist Daniel Gallant is trying to deter young Canadians from being recruited to ISIS, by sharing his own story of...
A crowdfunding campaign in support of a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab has raised more ...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says illnesses have been reported among people who ate meat being recalled by a Toronto deli....
Karl Ove Knausgaard's comments that he "had never seen people that fat before" were published in an article he wrote for The New York ...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Severe thunderstorms and damaging winds cause chaos across Sydney, with the SES looking at more than 250 jobs, mainly roof damage from heavy rain and ...
Australia will take part in a joint trial to improve aircraft tracking in response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 nearly a yea...
The Hayes family has long been known for producing beef near Alice Springs — even inspiring John Williamson's song Three Sons — so locals were sur...

Middle East

BBC
New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria....
An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai....
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein....
The transformation of Yemen's Houthi rebel movement...
Has Egypt stopped caring about this man?...

Asia-Pacific

BBC
England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets....
The luxury lifestyle of Pakistan's most notorious prisoner...
One man's memory of a brutal battle in the Pacific...
The five elephants in the room during William's visit to China...
India Business Report's Shilpa Kannan gauges business reaction to Narendra Modi's first budget at the Confederation of Indian Industry in Delhi....

South-Asia

BBC
England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets....
The luxury lifestyle of Pakistan's most notorious prisoner...
One man's memory of a brutal battle in the Pacific...
The five elephants in the room during William's visit to China...
India Business Report's Shilpa Kannan gauges business reaction to Narendra Modi's first budget at the Confederation of Indian Industry in Delhi....

Business

BBC
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy....
Has the music died for Brazil's middle class?...
US markets close lower on Friday after GDP is revised down to an annualised 2.2% for the last three months of 2014, but overall post strong gains for ...
The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show....
Volkswagen reports a sharp jump in annual profits as revenue hits €200bn, but warns of tough market conditions this year....
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