February 23, 2014 07:05 AM
Mexico has captured its number-one drug trafficker, Joaquin Chapo Guzman. Authorities say he was taken into custody after a months-long investigation in the Pacific resort of Mazatlan.
February 23, 2014 06:05 AM
Supporters of the Ukrainian president's arch rival are moving quickly to take government power; gawking protesters find opulence in the president's abandoned residence.
February 23, 2014 04:30 AM
Brazilian cities are rationing water; farmers are facing dying crops. Scientists say the situation will only worsen — and that the government is ignoring warnings and failing to help those in need.
February 23, 2014 12:00 AM
The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.
February 22, 2014 08:37 PM
Mexico's No. 1 drug trafficker has been arrested. Joaquin " El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Friday night in his home state of Sinaloa. There are multiple U.S. federal indictments for Guzman and a $5 million reward. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Carrie Kahn in Mexico City.
February 22, 2014 09:00 AM
A Ukrainian skier has pulled out of the Olympics to show solidarity with protesters back home. While the impact of her move is unclear, forgoing a chance at a medal is a powerful symbol.
February 22, 2014 07:10 AM
American volcanologist Kayla Iacovino trekked last year to Mount Paektu, an active volcano in North Korea. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Iacovino about her work in the secretive country.
February 22, 2014 04:15 AM
Viktor Yanukovych appears to have left the capital and taken his security forces with him. Thousands are still in the streets and protesters have taken control of government offices.
February 21, 2014 05:40 PM
In a twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.
February 21, 2014 03:05 PM
After two days of violence and more than 100 deaths, calm has settled in Kiev. Opposition leaders signed a peace deal with the Ukrainian president, but it's unclear whether protesters will embrace it.
February 21, 2014 11:45 AM
The 18-year-old from Vermont is the youngest person to ever finish first in an Olympics slalom competition. Austrian women finished second and third.
February 21, 2014 06:00 AM
The diamond worth $180,000 was swiped from a jewelry store by a man who fled on a bicycle. They're pretty sure he swallowed the loot. But they need firm evidence.
February 21, 2014 05:10 AM
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is on a Middle East tour. Steve Inskeep talks to Kaine from Cairo about U.S. aid to Egypt and what he's observing as that country sets out on a path to democracy.
February 21, 2014 04:35 AM
The office of president Viktor Yanukovich says a deal has been reached with opposition leaders to stop the violence in the capital Kiev. Scores of people have died in two days of clashes.
February 21, 2014 02:35 AM
SNCF, whose subsidiary is bidding on a $6 billion light rail project in Maryland, transported thousands of victims to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied France. The company says it's not obligated.
February 20, 2014 11:15 PM
Russia's leader believes Moscow must play a central role in global affairs, from ex-Soviet republics like Ukraine to Syria in the Middle East. His positions put him in regular conflict with the U.S.
February 20, 2014 03:30 PM
Two German men filmed themselves scraping off samples of the Great Pyramid in hopes of proving their theory that it was built 20,000 years ago by people from the legendary city of Atlantis.
February 20, 2014 03:15 PM
Robert Siegel speaks with Viktor Andrusiv, a Ukrainian member of the Democratic Alliance who has been demonstrating in Kiev's Independence Square for months.
February 20, 2014 12:50 PM
It's not Rudolph's nose that's red. Herders in Finland are experimenting with florescent paint on their animals' antlers and fur. They hope to reduce the 4,000 reindeer deaths on highways each year.
February 20, 2014 12:35 PM
Josef Stalin watched Charlie Chaplin movies and signed execution orders at his summer villa in Sochi. It's now a museum, where the ruthless Soviet leader's paranoia is on full display.
February 20, 2014 11:45 AM
Australian Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, have been held in Cairo since their arrest in December. They've been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.
February 20, 2014 11:35 AM
Alex Owumi's dream of playing professional basketball led him to Libya, where he played on Moammar Gadhafi's team. Then the Arab Spring happened, and Owumi had to escape.
February 20, 2014 08:25 AM
The reunions are the first since 2010 and involve a few hundred elderly family members from North and South who have not seen one another since the 1950s.
February 20, 2014 07:30 AM
Genesis Carmona died after being shot Tuesday during an anti-government protest. The murder of another beauty queen, Monica Spear, is among the reasons protesters have taken to the streets.
February 20, 2014 05:35 AM
At the Olympics in Sochi on Wednesday, six members of the band Pussy Riot were accosted by Cossack militia members as they attempted to stage a protest against Russia President Putin.