Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Asian founders work to steer the narrative as beauty trends pull from their cultures

The latest obsessions in America’s wellness craze are rooted in South Asian practices. Industry leaders who grew up with those rituals are caught between joy…

Continue Reading... Asian founders work to steer the narrative as beauty trends pull from their cultures
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Ethiopia set a world record for displacements in a single year: 5.1 million in 2021

The war there is responsible — and makes it difficult just to assess the scale of displacement. Details are in a new report from the…

Continue Reading... Ethiopia set a world record for displacements in a single year: 5.1 million in 2021
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Like The Linda Lindas, this teen girl band in Benin makes you dance — and think

The 7-member band hails from a conservative part of the country. They sing about female genital cutting, child marriage and gender equality. And they rock….

Continue Reading... Like The Linda Lindas, this teen girl band in Benin makes you dance — and think
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 27)

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Image credit: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/27/1101750622/russia-ukraine-war-what-happened-today-may-27 Droolin’…

Continue Reading... Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 27)
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Ukrainian soldiers say they’re outgunned as Russia gains ground in the Donbas

The war in Ukraine is now centered in the eastern Donbas region. On Friday, Russian forces appeared to have taken control of the strategic town…

Continue Reading... Ukrainian soldiers say they’re outgunned as Russia gains ground in the Donbas
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Insights on Uvalde from an activist who worked to make the U.K. safer

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Mick North, founding member of Gun Control Network and the father of one of the children killed at Dunblane Primary…

Continue Reading... Insights on Uvalde from an activist who worked to make the U.K. safer
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Ancient Romans: they’re just like us

An ancient Roman tablet discovered in Northern England near Hadrian’s Wall shows a graffiti message that feels… not so ancient. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/27/1101837089/ancient-romans-theyre-just-like-us Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

Continue Reading... Ancient Romans: they’re just like us
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Colombia goes into elections Sunday with a leftist looking to make history

Colombia’s presidential election is Sunday, and for the first time, a leftist candidate is favored to come out ahead. Business elites are nervous. (Image credit:…

Continue Reading... Colombia goes into elections Sunday with a leftist looking to make history
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

The former head of the Louvre faces charges linked to alleged antiquities smuggling

Police have charged Jean-Luc Martinez with “complicity in organized fraud” and money laundering, according to the Paris prosecutors’ office. (Image credit: Christophe Ena/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/27/1101720943/former-president-of-louvre-faces-charges-linked-to-alleged-antiquities-smuggling…

Continue Reading... The former head of the Louvre faces charges linked to alleged antiquities smuggling
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Do restrictive abortion laws actually reduce abortion? A global map offers insights

Click to see how restrictive or liberal local abortion laws are — and to look at the rate of abortion. The data offers a sense…

Continue Reading... Do restrictive abortion laws actually reduce abortion? A global map offers insights
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Hace 40 años, la Guerra Malvinas-Falkland transformó el rock latino

Cuando se prohibió la transmisión de música en inglés en 1982, los grupos de rock argentino encontraron una oportunidad. (Image credit: Central Press/Getty Images) Source:…

Continue Reading... Hace 40 años, la Guerra Malvinas-Falkland transformó el rock latino
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

11 babies die in a fire at Senegalese hospital

The deadly fire comes a year after four other newborns died in a hospital fire in Senegal, a nation known for having some of the…

Continue Reading... 11 babies die in a fire at Senegalese hospital
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Secretary of State Blinken spells out the Biden administration’s approach to China

In a long awaited speech, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called China the most serious long term challenge to the international order and a test…

Continue Reading... Secretary of State Blinken spells out the Biden administration’s approach to China
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

A cyberwar is already happening in Ukraine, Microsoft analysts say

Microsoft’s global ubiquity gives its cybersecurity experts a unique window into the Russian cyberwar against Ukraine. The software giant is involved in both monitoring and…

Continue Reading... A cyberwar is already happening in Ukraine, Microsoft analysts say
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 26)

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Image credit: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/26/1101451495/russia-ukraine-war-what-happened-today-may-26 Droolin’…

Continue Reading... Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 26)
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Haitians face horrifying violence as gangs run out of local authorities’ control

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Jacqueline Charles of the Miami Herald about the spike in gang violence in Haiti and what it means for schools…

Continue Reading... Haitians face horrifying violence as gangs run out of local authorities’ control
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Lithuania has become the 1st European country to stop using Russian gas

As Russia’s war in Ukraine enters its fourth month, European countries are scrambling to wean themselves off of Russian gas. The Baltic nation of Lithuania…

Continue Reading... Lithuania has become the 1st European country to stop using Russian gas
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Western countries watch as China’s foreign minister begins South Pacific tour

Australia was scrambling to counter the move by sending its own Foreign Minister Penny Wong to Fiji to shore up support in the Pacific. (Image…

Continue Reading... Western countries watch as China’s foreign minister begins South Pacific tour
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Here’s how much it could cost to rebuild Ukraine — and who would pay for it

History has many lessons to offer on how much it will cost to rebuild Ukraine, and how it can be done to help set the…

Continue Reading... Here’s how much it could cost to rebuild Ukraine — and who would pay for it
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

As human rights official visits Xinjiang, data hack appears to show persecution there

The UN’s top official for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, is in China this week and will visit the western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has…

Continue Reading... As human rights official visits Xinjiang, data hack appears to show persecution there
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 25)

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Image credit: Aris Mennis/AFP via Getty Images) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/25/1101289242/russia-ukraine-war-what-happened-today-may-25 Droolin’…

Continue Reading... Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 25)
Posted in #NPR #WorldNews

It’s unclear whether the U.S. and Iran will return to the 2015 nuclear deal

The Biden administration came to office promising to revive a nuclear deal with Iran, but for months officials have said time is running out. The…

Continue Reading... It’s unclear whether the U.S. and Iran will return to the 2015 nuclear deal