People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.
The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.
Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.
The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.
Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers criss-crossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest grossing Kickstarter campaign.
Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.
Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey, and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.
Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.
Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.
School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.
China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the city and of China.
The fighting in Ukraine is likely to dominate the upcoming NATO summit in Wales. The newest members want NATO to do more to counter Russia's moves, including supplying weapons and intelligence.
Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
The retired U.S. military policeman is in pursuit of a sniper in the latest installment of the suspense series. Child says its both fun and challenging to make these novels "the same but different."
A new box set collects Matt Hawkins' comic Think Tank, which follows a sexy, scruffy scientific genius attempting to break away from his job developing lethal weapons for the military.
The plotting in Mitchell's new novel isn't quite as complex as in previous works, but it takes an abrupt turn into dystopian fantasy towards the end. "It's what the book wanted to be," he tells NPR.
American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.