World News http://ktep.org en Water, Electricity And Other Needs In Short Supply In Gaza http://ktep.org/post/water-electricity-and-other-needs-short-supply-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Water%2C+Electricity+And+Other+Needs+In+Short+Supply+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxMzc2NzY1MDEyOTc4NzE3NThmMjc5MA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Emily Harris 45739 at http://ktep.org Why Hamas Is A Bigger Challenge For Israel Now Than In The Past http://ktep.org/post/why-hamas-bigger-challenge-israel-now-past <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Why+Hamas+Is+A+Bigger+Challenge+For+Israel+Now+Than+In+The+Past&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTc0MDI0MDEzMzE4MjI4ODdlOTk4MA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:32:00 +0000 editor 45734 at http://ktep.org What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease http://ktep.org/post/what-somebodys-mummy-can-teach-you-about-heart-disease We think of heart disease as a modern scourge, brought on by our sedentary lifestyles and our affinity for fast food.<p>But a few years ago, a team of researchers discovered something puzzling — CT scans of Egyptian mummies <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/11/egyptian_mummies_had_hardened.html">showed signs</a> of hardened, narrow arteries. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:12:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 45727 at http://ktep.org What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage http://ktep.org/post/fighting-continues-block-investigators-mh17-wreckage <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fighting+Continues+To+Block+Investigators+From+MH17+Wreckage&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1MzkxMDEyMTY5MDA4NjI2NGQ4Yg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 45730 at http://ktep.org Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean? http://ktep.org/post/argentina-default-what-does-actually-mean <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Argentina+Is+In+Default.+What+Does+That+Actually+Mean%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTk3MDc5MDEzMTM2MjU1NzMyZGE4NA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 45732 at http://ktep.org As Volunteerism Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most? http://ktep.org/post/volunteerism-explodes-popularity-whos-it-helping-most As you plan — or even go — on your summer vacation, think about this: More and more Americans are no longer taking a few weeks off to suntan and sight see abroad. Instead they're working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English.<p>It's called volunteer tourism or "volunteerism." And it's one of the fastest growing trends in travel today. More than 1.6 million volunteer tourists are spending about $2 billion each year.<p>But some people who work in the industry are skeptical of volunteerism's rising popularity. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 45725 at http://ktep.org As Volunteerism Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most? Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza http://ktep.org/post/amidst-confusion-17-killed-shelling-market-gaza It may have been a tragic case of confusion.<p>The Israel Defense Forces declared a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 45717 at http://ktep.org Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment http://ktep.org/post/moldovas-winemakers-seize-upon-regions-geopolitical-moment Consider, for a moment, the misfortunes of winemakers in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in southeastern Europe, tucked in between Ukraine and Romania.<p>Their country is the poorest in Europe, with a per capita GDP about the same as Honduras. They'd love to sell their product — which has gotten approving nods from foreign critics<strong> --</strong> in wealthier countries. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Dan Charles 45718 at http://ktep.org Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses http://ktep.org/post/gazas-network-tunnels-major-hole-israels-defenses Israeli officials say the country's deadly ground offensive <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/31/336808183/conflict-in-gaza-what-you-need-to-know-today">won't end until its soldiers destroy a vast network of Hamas tunnels</a> the militants use to try to attack Jewish communities outside the Gaza Strip.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/30/336497615/gaza-conflict-shell-strikes-un-school-killing-up-to-19-who-sought-shelter">Three more soldiers died Wednesday</a> when explosives detonated as they uncovered one of those tunnels. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 45714 at http://ktep.org Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations http://ktep.org/post/violence-ground-hobbles-mh17-investigations <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Violence+On+The+Ground+Hobbles+MH17+Investigations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Ari Shapiro, sitting in this week.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. Debris from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is spread across acres of landscape in Eastern Ukraine. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 45705 at http://ktep.org A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza http://ktep.org/post/market-and-school-come-under-fire-during-violent-day-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Market+And+A+School+Come+Under+Fire+During+A+Violent+Day+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Emily Harris 45706 at http://ktep.org A Tour Of The Tower That Fell Into Squatters' Hands http://ktep.org/post/tour-tower-fell-squatters-hands <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Tour+Of+The+Tower+That+Fell+Into+Squatters%27+Hands&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: <p>If you're caught up on the TV show "Homeland," you've seen a fictionalized version of a building known as the Tower of David. It's an unfinished skyscraper in middle of downtown Caracas, Venezuela. It's named after a real-life banker who commissioned it. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 45703 at http://ktep.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default http://ktep.org/post/big-banks-rally-argentina-debt-deadline Talks aimed at resolving Argentina's debt crisis have broken down in New York. A court-appointed mediator has declared that the country will go into default. It is the second time the country has defaulted in about 12 years.<p>With a midnight deadline looming, the government and its creditors walked away without a deal late Wednesday.<p>Argentina has been waging a protracted legal battle with a small number of bondholders. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli & NPR Staff 45704 at http://ktep.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies http://ktep.org/post/sierra-leone-doctor-who-led-fight-against-ebola-dies For the past several months, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had been one of the top doctors battling the deadliest and largest Ebola outbreak in history.<p>Khan had treated over a 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and was hailed by the government as a "national hero."<p>Then last week Khan caught the virus himself. He died Tuesday, Reuters <a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-health-ebola-africa-idINKBN0FY1H420140729">reports</a>, while receiving treatment at a clinic in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.<p>"He fought like an animal. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +0000 editor 45691 at http://ktep.org Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike http://ktep.org/post/frances-nude-models-threaten-strike <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=France%27s+Nude+Models+Threaten+To+Strike&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The artists of Paris may be spending more time staring at a still life or perhaps a landscape because the country's nude models are threatening to strike. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 45673 at http://ktep.org After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit http://ktep.org/post/after-wars-deadliest-day-israel-hits-another-un-school-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+War%27s+Deadliest+Day%2C+Another+U.N.+School+In+Gaza+Gets+Hit&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Emily Harris 45666 at http://ktep.org Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease http://ktep.org/post/doctor-treating-ebola-patients-sierra-leone-succumbs-disease <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Doctor+Treating+Ebola+Patients+In+Sierra+Leone+Succumbs+To+The+Disease&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzNTg0OTAyMDEyOTc4NzIxNTYxN2U1Yg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Doctors in West Africa have been fighting to control the largest outbreak of Ebola virus in history. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 45659 at http://ktep.org Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem? http://ktep.org/post/polios-surge-pakistan-are-parents-part-problem What do the parents think? That's always a crucial question when it comes to vaccinating kids.<p>And it's particularly important in Pakistan, which is one of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/28/330767266/taliban-in-pakistan-derails-world-polio-eradication">last places</a> in the world where the polio virus is still making kids sick.<p>Health workers in Pakistan are trying to convince millions of parents to allow their children take the polio vaccine. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 45667 at http://ktep.org Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem? U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia http://ktep.org/post/us-eu-try-turn-heat-russia <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.S.%2C+EU+Try+To+Turn+Up+The+Heat+On+Russia&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2NDA4NzY1MDEyODkzMjYyNTkxZjFiZQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 45657 at http://ktep.org Former High-Ranking Official Under Investigation In China http://ktep.org/post/former-high-ranking-official-under-investigation-china <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Former+High-Ranking+Official+Under+Investigation+In+China&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 45655 at http://ktep.org How Much Impact Will New Sanctions Have On Russia? http://ktep.org/post/how-much-impact-will-new-sanctions-have-russia <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=How+Much+Impact+Will+New+Sanctions+Have+On+Russia%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 45656 at http://ktep.org The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan http://ktep.org/post/hidden-costs-fighting-polio-pakistan Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx">hundred</a> cases this year, that's more cases than in all other nations combined.<p>Eliminating the paralyzing disease is a major logistical operation in Pakistan. More than 200,000 vaccinators fan out across the country, several times a year, to inoculate millions of children. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 45652 at http://ktep.org The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant http://ktep.org/post/israeli-bombing-ruins-gazas-only-power-plant Israel broadened its assault on Gaza on Tuesday, reportedly wrecking the region's only power plant and killing more than 125 Palestinians.<p>Barrages "destroyed Hamas's media offices, the home of a top leader and what Palestinians said was a devastating hit on the only electricity plant," <em>The New York Times</em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/middleeast/gaza-israel-violence.html" target="_blank">reports</a>.<p>Israel's military said it was looking into the Gaza power plant strike.<p>The bombings came on a day when hope briefly arose about a new cease-fire. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:30:00 +0000 editor 45651 at http://ktep.org Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia http://ktep.org/post/france-presses-deal-sell-two-warships-russia France plans to go ahead with the sale of two warships to the Kremlin, even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/29/336324858/white-house-threatens-more-russian-sanctions-as-kerry-decries-ukrainian-rebels">the European Union and U.S. strengthen sanctions on Russia</a> amid continued fighting in Ukraine and the aftermath of the downed Malaysian airliner.<p>People in St. Nazaire, the port town where the boats are being built, agree: The contract with Moscow should be fulfilled, they say. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 45649 at http://ktep.org France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp http://ktep.org/post/want-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-choose-mackerel-over-shrimp Small fatty fish like mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies are high in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/14/329529110/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-up-or-tamp-down-stress">omega-3s</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111509588">vitamin D</a> and low on the food chain.<p>Those shining attributes have earned them plenty of nods from doctors and environmentalists alike, as we've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/14/329529110/food-mood-connection-how-you-eat-can-amp-up-or-tamp-down-stress">reported</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:13:00 +0000 April Fulton 45644 at http://ktep.org Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life http://ktep.org/post/american-doctor-sick-ebola-now-fighting-his-life A doctor trained in Fort Worth, Texas, is now a victim of the Ebola outbreak he was battling.<p>Kent Brantly, 33, had been caring for Ebola patients in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, for several months when he noticed he had symptoms of the deadly virus last Wednesday.<p>He immediately put himself into an isolation ward.<p>"He is still conversing and is in isolation. But he is seriously ill with a very grave prognosis," says Dr. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 editor 45635 at http://ktep.org American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense http://ktep.org/post/white-house-widens-scope-russian-sanctions-finance-and-defense <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=White+House+Widens+Scope+Of+Russian+Sanctions+To+Finance+And+Defense&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: <p>The Obama administration is slapping another round of sanctions on Russia, targeting key sectors of Russia's economy. The sanctions stem from growing concerns about Russia's interference in Ukraine. And the move by the U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 45636 at http://ktep.org In Treating Ebola, Doctors Have Only Containment, Not Yet A Cure http://ktep.org/post/treating-ebola-doctors-have-only-containment-not-yet-cure <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Treating+Ebola%2C+Doctors+Have+Only+Containment%2C+Not+Yet+A+Cure&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>For more on the current Ebola outbreak, we turn now to Doctor Thomas Geisbert. He's a virologist with the University of Texas medical branch in Galveston, Texas, and has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 45640 at http://ktep.org White House Accuses Moscow Of Violating Landmark Arms Control Deal http://ktep.org/post/white-house-accuses-moscow-violating-landmark-arms-control-deal <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=White+House+Accuses+Moscow+Of+Violating+Landmark+Arms+Control+Deal&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>To talk more about the ramifications of a treaty violation we're joined by Steven Pifer. He's director of the arms control and nonproliferation initiative at the Brookings Institution and also a former ambassador to Ukraine. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 editor 45637 at http://ktep.org Beijing Begins Apparent Corruption Probe Into High-Level Official http://ktep.org/post/beijing-begins-apparent-corruption-probe-high-level-official China has begun investigations into one of the country's senior politicians. Zhou Yongkang was a former domestic security chief, and he's suspected of "serious disciplinary violations" — a phrase which usually stands for corruption. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 45638 at http://ktep.org