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11 Miners Rescued In China After 2 Weeks Trapped Below Ground
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Jason Breslow | January 24, 2021
Rescuers carry a worker who was trapped in a gold mine to an ambulance in the city of Qixia in China's Shandong province. Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside the mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday.Chen Hao | AP Eleven miners have been ...
New Zealand Records 1st Suspected COVID-19 Community Case Since November
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Avie Schneider | January 24, 2021
"This is a reminder to all of us that the pandemic continues and that this is a tricky virus," New Zealand's director-general of health, Ashley Bloomfield, said Sunday.Hagen Hopkins | Getty Images New Zealand has kept its community spread of the coronavirus low by keeping tight border controls, but on ...
As Israelis Flock To UAE, They See A New Precedent: Peace Deals Without Giving Ground
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Daniel Estrin | January 24, 2021
Israeli tourists walk through the Deira district near Dubai's grand souk in December.Christopher Pike for NPR Israelis are visiting Dubai in the tens of thousands. Where in the past, they could only arrive as undercover spies, competitive athletes or foreign passport holders, now they are loud and proud, running into ...
More Than 3,000 Arrested In Russia In Protests Calling For Release Of Alexei Navalny
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Jason Breslow | January 23, 2021
People clash with police Saturday during a protest in St. Petersburg, Russia, against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.Dmitri Lovetsky | AP Updated Sunday at 12:15 p.m. ET Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in protest on Saturday to demand the release of jailed opposition leader ...
What Trump’s Declassified Asia Strategy May Mean For U.S.-China Relations Under Biden
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Nishant Dahiya | January 23, 2021
A computer screen in Seoul shows images of Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump in 2019.Ahn Young-joon | AP Eight days before the Trump administration departed, it declassified a key document that it said "provided overarching strategic guidance" to its approach toward Asia, a region it dubbed the ...
USAGM Chief Fires Trump Allies Over Radio Free Europe And Other Networks
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David Folkenflik | January 22, 2021
The acting head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media has fired the presidents and boards of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. Above, the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is seen in Prague in January 2010.Michal Kamaryt | AP Updated Saturday ...
Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?
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Pranav Baskar | January 22, 2021
South Korea's KF94 mask does a good job concealing the Mona Lisa's smile — but how effective is it at preventing coronavirus spread? Here, masked pedestrians stroll through a shopping district in Seoul.Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images Each week, we answer "frequently asked questions" about life during the coronavirus crisis. ...
Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden
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James Doubek, Ari Shapiro | January 22, 2021
Corine Dehabey, the director of programs for the Toledo office of US Together, pictured in a 2017 story. Today she says her organization is hopeful and excited for the changes coming under President Biden.David Gilkey | NPR Aid groups who help resettle refugees in the U.S. are hopeful about what ...
Twitter Bans Account Linked To Iran’s Supreme Leader
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Dustin Jones | January 22, 2021
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Jan. 8. A Twitter account believed to be linked to Khamenei was permanently banned Friday after posting a threatening image involving former President Donald Trump. Twitter told The Associated Press the account was a fake.Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP Twitter ...
Coronavirus Crisis Gets ‘Even Worse’ In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus
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Philip Reeves | January 22, 2021
Cemetery workers carry the remains of 89-year-old Abilio Ribeiro, who died of the new coronavirus, for burial at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, on Jan. 6. The day before, Manaus declared a 180-day state of emergency due to a surge of new cases of the ...