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'400,000 People...Live In Hell On Earth': Bombing Of Damascus Suburbs Kills Hundreds

Airstrikes, shells and barrels filled with TNT are being dropped on neighborhoods of civilians who have no way to escape. More than 120 of those killed in the last week are children.

Chef David Chang Dishes On The 'Ugly' Side Of 'Delicious' Food

David Chang's show, Ugly Delicious, delves into how various cultures approach comfort foods that have complicated back stories. "There's no universal truth about any food," says the chef.

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Churchill Nostalgia Takes A Hold In The U.K.

As the British government is divided over Brexit, and Prime Minister Theresa May is criticized for weak leadership, some British citizens are nostalgic for Winston Churchill's authority and vision.

All Things Considered

Director Of Oscar-Nominated Aleppo Doc Wants His Film To Serve As Witness

Feras Fayyad's Last Men In Aleppo goes inside the Syrian city at a time when it was being reduced to rubble by government bombings.

All Things Considered

France Hopes Exhibit Of Nazi-Stolen Art Can Aid Stalled Search For Owners

The Louvre says the two rooms of paintings are a symbol of its continuing commitment to return the art, but critics country, which still holds thousands of works, has done too little too late.

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From 'Bonk' To 'Bombs' And 'Fly Swat': A Guide To Olympic Slang

Olympic sports have their own vernacular — terms that make no sense to outsiders. Much of it has to do with when things go wrong. And some of it has to do with Seinfeld.

Despite Frigid Weather, The Snow In Pyeongchang Is Fake

Between 90 and 98 percent of the snow at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games is man-made, says Joe VanderKelen, president of the Michigan-based company that is supplying the snow machines.

Trump Reiterates Position On Arming Teachers As Australian Leader Stays Out Of Debate

Australia's prime minister said "we certainly don't presume to provide policy or political advice on that matter here" when asked about his own country's tight gun control laws.

South Korean Women Win Thriller In Curling, Putting 'Garlic' Gold In Reach

Their historic run on the Olympic sheet has captured the hearts of their host country. Now, after a clutch semifinal win Friday, the so-called "Garlic Girls" have a shot to capture gold, too.

Trump Declares New Shipping Sanctions On North Korea

The latest punitive measures are aimed at ships and shipping companies from several countries that are sending oil and other products to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.

Week In The News: Hillary Makes History, Modi Meets Congress, Remembering 'The Greatest'

June 10, 2016

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Israel Imposes Restrictions In Response To Tel Aviv Attack

June 9, 2016
The scene of a shooting attack is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing three people and wounding at least five others, Israel police said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheine

Authorities say two West Bank Palestinians carried out the attack, which targeted a crowded tourist district.

What Can ’13 Hours’ Tell Us About Benghazi?

June 9, 2016
Mitch Zuckoff is author of "13 Hours." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

June 9, 2016
Syrian Kurds march during the funeral of fighters, who died during an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on June 4, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian Democratic forces, who are assaulting Manbij near the border with Turkey.

Global Pushback On American I.T. Giants

June 9, 2016

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

BU Prof: Cities Are ‘On The Front Lines’ Of Efforts To Address Climate Change

June 9, 2016

Anthony Janetos, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, tells us that “cities can do a lot, but they can’t do everything” when it comes to climate change issues.

India’s Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

June 8, 2016
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in the Oval Office at the White House on June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Narenda Modi is the fifth Indian leader to address a joint session of Congress since 1985.

Mayor Walsh Heads Back To Boston From Beijing Trip To Discuss Climate Issues

June 8, 2016

Boston was held up as an example for leaders of both American and Chinese cities attending the summit.

Istanbul Bombing Marks 4th Major Attack In The City This Year

June 7, 2016
A bomb attack targeted Turkish police in a central Istanbul district on June 7, 2016, leaving several people wounded, the state-run TRT television reported. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

A car bomb targeted a bus carrying police officers, killing at least 11 and injuring at least three dozen more.

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

June 7, 2016
Minerva Institute executive chairman Senator Bob Kerrey speaks during the Columnist coversation at the New York Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference at the TimesCenter on September 17, 2013 in New York. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

Africa, America And Yaa Gyasi's 'Homegoing'

June 7, 2016

One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new “Roots” miniseries.

The U.S. And India As Modi Visits Washington

June 7, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits Washington. We’ll look at an Obama favorite and the complicated U.S.-India relationship.

Boston Will Host U.S.-China Climate Summit In 2017

June 7, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing on Tuesday. Walsh and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Boston will host the summit next year. (Andy Wong/AP/Pool)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is among the leaders attending this year’s U.S.-China Leaders Summit in Beijing.

Iran Increases Oil Exports At Faster-Than-Expected Rate

June 6, 2016
An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010. ( ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran is partnering with Asian and European supertankers to get its product out after sanctions were lifted in January.

Should Citizens Get A Guaranteed Income Regardless Of Work?

June 6, 2016
People queue to cast their ballot during a referendum on May 18, 2014 in Bulle, western Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Swiss voters rejected the idea of providing a proposal to give all citizens a basic income of about $2,500, regardless of employment.

Remembering NPR’s David Gilkey

June 6, 2016
NPR photographer David Gilkey at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2016. (Michael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal)

Gilkey, an NPR photographer, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

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