US & World
Nepal is a poor country. Unemployment is high. Politics is a mess. But as one resident puts it, "[We] have the ability to be happy about how unhappy we are."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep on the heels of a win for Netanyahu's Likud Party in parliamentary elections this week. Read a transcript of the interview.
Tunisia's prime minister, Habib Essid said two of the attackers were killed in a gunfight with police, and that security forces are hunting for two or three others believed to have been involved.
The new definition was endorsed last year by the church General Assembly, but required approval from a majority of the denomination's 171 regional districts
Initial exit polls showed Netanyahu's Likud Party deadlocked with the center-left Zionist Union. But the results indicated that Netanyahu will have an easier time cobbling together a majority coalition.
Among the artifacts is the head of a statue of Assyrian King Sargon II, similar to one destroyed by militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
The state's earlier ban on judges belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation now applies to youth organizations. Does this take judicial impartiality too far?
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out a Palestinian state and vowed to strengthen construction in east Jerusalem settlements.
While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.
Protesters don't just want Dilma Rousseff gone; they are demanding the ruling party be booted as well. Some estimates say 1 million people protested across Brazil.
Pontiff marks second anniversary of his surprise election by predicting that he won't be pope for long — and by calling a special Jubilee Year.
Once, Syria was a modern nation. Today, after five years of brutal conflict, 83 percent of the country's lights are out and life expectancies are 20 years shorter.
The shooting occurred during a protest outside Ferguson police headquarters and comes less than 24 hours after the resignation of the city's chief of police.
Following a highly critical Justice Department report, the city said in a statement that it reached a mutual separation agreement with police Chief Thomas Jackson.
In the wake of a ballot measure that legalized the use of marijuana in our nation’s capital, a D.C. Council committee has advanced a bill to ban employers there from prescreening job applicants for the drug.
Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees," President Obama issues an executive order imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's military and intelligence services.