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Saturday, November 28, 2020
- With Ceremony At The Vatican, Wilton Gregory Becomes 1st Black American Cardinal
Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., is among 13 church leaders elevated to cardinal at a ceremony at the Vatican on Saturday.
- Iran Vows Retaliation In 'Proper Time' For Nuclear Scientist's Killing
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for the ambush that left Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and others dead Friday. Without offering specifics, he threatened a reprisal.
- Germany Passes 1 Million Coronavirus Cases As Merkel Warns Of 'A Tough Winter'
With the daily number of new infections hovering around 20,000, Chancellor Angela Merkel told Germans this week that her government may move to extend restrictions into the new year.
- Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's top nuclear scientist.
Friday, November 27, 2020
- 'World's Loneliest Elephant' Moving To Sanctuary, With Help From Cher
Kaavan the elephant has lived in poor conditions for decades, and he's been alone since his partner died in 2012. Activists, including the pop singer, have successfully campaigned for his release.
- Middle East Expert On Assassination Of One Of Iran's Top Nuclear Officials
An Iranian scientist, who U.S. intelligence says is one of Iran's top nuclear officials, has been assassinated. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Iran Middle East expert Ariane Tabatabai about the news.
- Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated Outside Of Capital City
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, one of Iran's top nuclear officials, has been assassinated. He was killed on Friday in a shooting outside Tehran. Iran's foreign minister has accused Israel of playing a role.
- Facebook Accused Of Violating Its Hate Speech Policy In India
Facebook is accused of failing to censor illegal hate speech by Hindu nationalist politicians in order to preserve relations with India's ruling party and government.
- French Police Officers In Custody After Video Emerges Of Brutal Beating Of Black Man
The officers were unaware they were being filmed by a surveillance camera in Paris as they beat the man. The incident comes as the government tries to pass controversial limits on images of police.
- Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated, State Media Says
The man who apparently heads Iran's nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has been assassinated in an attack of some kind, just outside the capital Tehran. Iran's Defense Minister confirmed his death.
- North Korea Executed Coronavirus Rule-Breaker, Says South Korean Intelligence
South Korean lawmakers say intelligence officials briefed them on the North's tough pandemic rules, including a Pyongyang lockdown and an execution of an official caught breaking restrictions.
- Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed In Attack
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, believed to have led Iran's military nuclear program, died from wounds after an attack, causing outrage in Iran and raising international concerns over potential retaliation.
- 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 at least 1 million globally.
- Reflecting On A Key Korean War Battle, 70 Years Later
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the battle of Chosin Reservoir, a key moment in the Korean War. The war's legacy is felt to this day on the divided Korean peninsula.
- Australian Professor Returns Home Following 2-Year Imprisonment In Iran
Kylie Moore Gilbert, an Australian professor, was arrested in Iran in 2018 and later received a 10-year prison sentence for espionage, charges which she vehemently denies.
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