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The World Today - Greek parliament agrees to more austerity in return for bailout 16/07/2015

ELEANOR HALL: Now Greece, and it took a marathon debate but this morning the Greek Parliament passed the package of harsh austerity measures that …

The World Today - 94 y.o. Bookkeeper of Auschwitz sentenced to four years prison 16/07/2015

ELEANOR HALL: He was known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and had admitted "moral guilt" for his role in counting valuables from the luggage of …

India on alert after al-Qaeda video

Terrorist group al-Qaeda has set up a branch in South Asia, prompting Indian authorities to issue a nationwide alert, media reports and officials say.<p>…

Thousands displaced after Boko Haram raid

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, an official says, as security forces …

Iraq crisis: ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urges Muslims worldwide to fight

The leader of the Al Qaeda offshoot that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria has urged Muslims around the world to fight to avenge wrongs …

ABC launches Warlpiri, Yolngu Matha Indigenous languages news service for 12-month trial

The ABC has launched an Indigenous language news service trial in the Northern Territory.<p>The daily service will provide radio news bulletins in two …

Sicily boat tragedy: Migrant bodies 'crammed like animals for slaughter' by traffickers

Horrific accounts have emerged of how 30 migrants were left to die, bolted by traffickers into the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat …

36 Weeks of Bodyweight Workouts (108 Workouts!)

<b>These workouts were designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat.</b> Mindith has trained extensively in yoga, kettlebells, and bodyweight. She is …

Iraq crisis: US sends 300 more troops to shore up embassy security

The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, sending about 300 additional troops into the country as well as a detachment of …

European court upholds French burqa ban

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's controversial burqa ban, rejecting arguments that a 2010 law outlawing full-face veils …

UN blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram

The UN Security Council committee on al-Qaeda sanctions has blacklisted Nigeria's Boko Haram, a month after the armed group kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls.<p>Nigeria, which until recently had been reluctant to seek international help to combat Boko Haram, requested earlier this week that the group …

Nigeria kidnappings: in Chibok, I found fear but also a mood of quiet defiance

Our host lay down a raffia mat for my producer, Lillian Leposo, and me to share. It was settled: we were spending the night in Chibok. After a cross-country journey of four days, twisting and turning between Boko Haram hotspots, begging and cajoling armed police officers to accompany us, we were …

Anatomy of a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Widow Rifatu Bila describes the moment her husband was shot dead by Boko Haram militants when they attacked the town of Ganye in eastern Nigeria<p>Boko Haram, the <b>Nigerian</b> Islamist group, has sprung to worldwide notoriety in recent weeks after its abduction of more than 220 schoolgirls from the …

Nigeria asks U.N. al Qaeda committee to blacklist Boko Haram

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nigeria has formally asked the U.N. Security Council al Qaeda sanctions committee to blacklist the Islamist militant group Boko Haram after the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, according to a confidential document obtained by Reuters.<p>If there is no objection by the …

Will There Ever Be Justice for Syria’s Rape Survivors?

The door kept opening. In would come young men, sometimes hobbling a bit. They’d speak to the man behind the desk in Arabic and step back out. I was …

Middle East

Nigeria girls' abduction: Chibok parents plead for help

<b>Parents of the 230 schoolgirls abducted in north-eastern Nigeria have marched to plead for more help to find their daughters, residents in the town of Chibok have told the BBC.</b><p>The girls were taken from their school in Chibok by suspected Islamist militants more than two weeks ago.<p>One parent, who …

Women Rally In Nigeria To Demand More Action For 200 Kidnapped Girls

Africa

Nigeria’s Stolen Girls

“I thought it was the end of my life,” Deborah Sanya told me by phone on Monday from Chibok, a tiny town of farmers in northeastern Nigeria. “There were many, many of them.” Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group, kidnapped Sanya and at least two hundred of her classmates from a girls’ secondary …

Ukraine: Tony Abbott tells Russia to 'back off'

Mr Abbott would not comment on whether he would support the US intervening to stop any Russian aggression.<p>Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled …

Ukraine puts troops on high alert, threatening war

Ukrainian navy chief Denis Berezovsky was shown on Russian television swearing allegiance to the new pro-Russian regional leaders of Crimea, who are …

The World Today - Ukraine most serious Russia-West crisis since Cold War: Fmr Clinton advisor 03/03/2014

ELEANOR HALL: A former national security advisor to the Clinton administration and Russia specialist says he does not see this sparking a military …

The Most Photogenic Places On Earth

The most photogenic places on earth may sound reductive -- especially when you consider that only 701 rich people voted in the poll conducted by VeryFirstTo.com (commissioned by Fujifilm) -- but it still makes for pretty photos.<p>The site also asked their members what they thought the least …

Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

Christina Asima seems tired for a 13-year-old. I meet the shy-mannered girl in the remote farming village of Chitera, in the southern African nation of Malawi. She wears a bright pink zip-up shirt and a blue print cloth wrapped up to her chest. Snuggled in that, hugging her side, is a …

Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage

<i>NPR's Jennifer Ludden recently traveled to the African nation of Malawi, one of many countries in the developing world where child marriage remains prevalent. She found girls like Christina Asima, who was married at 12 and became a mother at 13. She is now divorced and caring for her infant son on</i> …