News: World

White House: China Must Release Data From The ‘Earliest Days Of The Outbreak’
Jason Slotkin | February 13, 2021
Peter Ben Embarek, of the World Health Organization team (right), shakes hands with Liang Wannian, his Chinese counterpart, after a news conference on Tuesday in Wuhan, China. The White House says it has "deep concerns" over how initial findings were communicated.Ng Han Guan | AP Initial findings this week by ...
The Harrowing Journeys To Safety Of Asylum-Seekers During A Pandemic
Joanna Kakissis, Abu Bakr Bashir | February 13, 2021
Hokyoung Kim for NPR Stuck on a stalled motorized inflatable raft in the open sea, 15-year-old Tsedal began to panic. She and the other passengers, more than 60 migrants from the African countries of Eritrea and Sudan, had set off from neighboring Libya, where their lives had become unbearable. They ...
Putin Hasn’t Been Vaccinated With Sputnik V Yet But Our Correspondent Got The Shot
Lucian Kim | February 13, 2021
This week NPR Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim got vaccinated with Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine that Russian President Vladimir Putin is promoting as the best in the world. Above: Kim smiles (behind his mask) after his shot.Lucian Kim/NPR This week I got vaccinated with Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine that ...
Biden Administration Aims To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison
Dustin Jones | February 12, 2021
The detention center at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is seen in 2017. President Biden hopes to close the prison before the end of his term.Thomas Watkins | AFP via Getty Images The White House announced Friday that President Biden hopes to shut down the prison at the Naval ...
Danish, German Authorities Detain 14 Suspects In Counter-Terrorism Operation
Rachel Treisman | February 12, 2021
Police officers search addresses in Holbaek, Denmark, on Feb. 6. Denmark's intelligence service said it detained 13 people over a suspected terror plot, with another person arrested in Germany in a "linked" via AP Authorities in Denmark and Germany have arrested a total of 14 people in the last ...
Russia Threatens To Cut Ties With EU If Sanctions Are Imposed Over Jailing Of Navalny
Scott Neuman | February 12, 2021
In this photo provided by the Moscow Court Press Service, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears in court on Friday. Russia is threatening to cut ties with the European Union if the bloc imposes sanctions over Navalny's arrest.Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russia said Friday that it ...
Chief Of Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Resigns Over Sexist Remarks
Anthony Kuhn | February 12, 2021
Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, listens to a question from a journalist during a news conference in Tokyo last week.Kim Kyung-hoon | AP Japan's Olympic organizing chief resigned Friday following a groundswell of criticism that his remarks more than a week ago showed disdain for ...
Village Teacher Wins $1 Million Prize For World’s Most ‘Exceptional’ Educator
Sushmita Pathak | February 12, 2021 In 2010, Indian teacher Ranjitsinh Disale heard that one of his teenage female students was going to marry a man in his 30s. "I directly went to the girl's house and told her father, 'You cannot do this,' " says Disale, 32, who currently teaches third- and fourth-graders at ...
U.N. Official: Evidence Myanmar Using Live Ammunition Against Protesters
Scott Neuman | February 12, 2021
Police arrest a protester during a demonstration against the military coup in Mawlamyine, in Myanmar's Mon State, on Friday.AFP via Getty Images Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET Amid "growing reports and photographic evidence" that live ammunition is being used against anti-junta protesters in Myanmar, a United Nations human rights investigator ...
Biden Team Unveils New Asylum System To Replace Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’
Alana Wise | February 12, 2021
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas warned that the asylum program will start slow, urging hopeful migrants to stay in place and not travel to the border.Joshua Roberts | AFP via Getty Images Updated at 11:19 a.m. ET The Biden administration will begin phasing in a new asylum process on ...