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Egyptian investigators say the memory chips are intact from the cockpit voice recorder of the EgyptAir plane that went down on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.

So far, investigators have not been able to determine what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to crash. They're hoping the voice recordings could help clear up the mystery. There has been no claim of responsibility for bringing the plane down, and the pilot did not issue a distress call.

Travel Nightmares: Mistaken For A Deity

Jul 2, 2016
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The Week In Sports: Wimbledon

Jul 2, 2016
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A fishing boat captain is dead and China is asking for a "responsible explanation," after an anti-ship missile was launched toward China from a Taiwanese Navy vessel Friday. Navy officials are apologizing for what they call an accident – a mistake made during a simulation drill.

The incident occurred Friday morning, when a 500-ton corvette that was sitting in the Zuoying Military Harbor launched a supersonic missile that streaked nearly 40 nautical miles before hitting a Taiwanese boat that had been trawling for shrimp.

Did you know the United Kingdom is one of the most generous countries in the world when it comes to aid for global health and development?

The amount given in 2015 was the equivalent of $18.7 billion in U.S. dollars. That's second only to the $31.08 billion from the United States. It's an impressive total given the comparative size of the two countries and their economies.

If you Google "Rio Olympics" right now, you won't see much about the athletes.

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Paris was at the forefront of public bike-sharing schemes, and it now has electric car-sharing schemes and is something of a laboratory for mobility. As of today, motorists with cars built before 1997, and motorcycles built before 2000, will no longer be able to drive them in the city during daylight hours on weekdays.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says keeping old cars out of the city will help lower pollution levels. But not everyone is happy about it.

Overnight in London, an honor guard stood vigil at the grave of the Unknown Warrior.

On Friday morning, across Great Britain, citizens observed a moment of silence.

And midday Friday, at a quiet field in northern France, British and French leaders paused amid a political crisis for a brief period of solidarity.

Bangladesh security forces have rescued 13 hostages held by heavily-armed attackers at a café in the country's capital, Dhaka, following a 10-hour standoff.

The police ended the hostage situation after storming the building Saturday morning, after a group of gunmen had attacked the building Friday night and took at least 20 hostages, including foreigners, according to local media reports.

Gunshots and explosions were heard Saturday morning as Bangladesh police carried out the seige.

The contestants wear flowers in their hair. And ribbons. And brightly colored tops.

They parade around. They're judged.

The winner gets a tiara, plus cakes, jars of honey and a coupon for a free haircut.

Austria's highest court has overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a re-do, citing vote-counting irregularities.

In the May runoff election, left-leaning, Green Party-backed candidate Alexander Van der Bellen defeated his far-right, anti-immigration rival Norbert Hofer by fewer than 31,000 votes. As we reported, his margin of victory was just 0.6 percent.

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Forty-five year old Mistafa Fanouni lives with his wife and three daughters in the peaceful community of Champagne-sur-Oise, about an hour's drive north of Paris. But amidst the neat houses and manicured lawns, Fanouni has been living a nightmare.

It all began last November, two days after coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Fanouni and his family had just returned from lighting candles at a memorial in the capital's Place de la Republique.

At the center of Geel, a charming Belgian town less than an hour's drive from of Antwerp, is a church dedicated to Dymphna, a saint believed to have the power to cure mental disorders. It's a medieval church with stone arches, spires and a half-built bell tower, and it has inspired an unusual centuries-old practice: For over 700 years, residents of Geel have been accepting people with mental disorders, often very severe mental disorders, into their homes and caring for them.

The U.S. State Department issued its annual Trafficking in Persons report on Thursday, and the big news is the status of Thailand.

The U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi military say they have hit two ISIS convoys in Iraq, and they say hundreds of the militant group's vehicles were destroyed.

As NPR's Alice Fordham tells our Newscast unit, "two large groups of ISIS fighters have been hit this week in the western province of Anbar."

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