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Monday, September 7, 2020
- Whatever Happened To ... The Guy From Niger Who Dreamed Of Being A Leather Maestro?
Soumana Saley has a passion for leather crafts — and for education. But the pandemic has presented challenges as he builds his reputation and his school in Niger.
- India Surpasses Brazil, Moves Into 2nd Place For COVID-19 Cases
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Joanna Slater, India bureau chief for The Washington Post, about the nation's confirmed infections exceeding 4.2 million — overtaking Brazil with 4.1 million.
- India Moves Into 2nd Place For COVID-19 Cases
The nation's confirmed coronavirus infections exceed 4.2 million, overtaking Brazil, with 4.1 million. The worst-affected country remains the U.S., far ahead with nearly 6.3 million cases.
- Beirut Remains In Mourning A Month After Massive Explosion
NPR's Noel King talks to Leila Molana-Allen, a reporter for TV network France 24, about the recovery effort following last month's deadly massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
- British Town Votes For Brexit But Now Resists A Consequence
A huge truck park is under construction in southeast England in anticipation of customs delays after Britain severs ties with the EU. Locals who voted in favor of Brexit are not happy.
- News Brief: COVID-19 Pandemic, Calif. Wildfires, Beirut Blast Aftermath
A roundup of the latest coronavirus news. A record setting heat wave hampers efforts to fight California's wildfires. And, an update on the recovery effort in Beirut after last month's massive blast.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
- 'There's No Sign Of Life.' Rescue Team In Beirut Ends Search For Possible Survivor
After 72 hours of searching the wreckage of a collapsed building in the Lebanese capital, the Chilean rescue team leading the operation has said they were unable to find a survivor in the rubble.
- Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
- 'A Journey That We Have To Join Together': 2 Dutch Women Confront Slavery's Legacy
Maartje Duin and Peggy Bouva are examining painful issues in the Netherlands' colonial past. "We wanted to show people that you can talk about this openly, even if it's uncomfortable," says Bouva.
- Greek Island Of Kastellorizo Caught In Conflict Over Gas Drilling Rights
A tiny Greek island, just off the coast of Turkey, finds itself at the center of a confrontation between the two countries over gas drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
- Whatever Happened To ... The Melting Permafrost?
Spoiler alert: It's still melting. A new study looks at the impact of rising rainfall. Meanwhile, scientists are more concerned about environmental threats than defrosting pathogens.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
- Southwestern Japan Braces For Powerful Typhoon Haishen
The storm expected to bring heavy rainfall and high-speed winds on Sunday. Authorities are urging residents of islands of Kyushu and Okinawa to exercise caution.
- India Coronavirus Cases Surpass 4 Million
India has the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world. It's been reporting new cases faster than any other country.
- Mexican States Ban Sale Of Junk Food To Minors
In Mexico, state governments are outlawing the sale of junk food to minors because high rates of obesity and diabetes have led to increased deaths from COVID-19.
Friday, September 4, 2020
- New Global Coronavirus Death Forecast Is Chilling — And Controversial
The forecast comes from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But here's why some other disease specialists are highly skeptical.
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