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Sat, 07/11/2015 - 15:40

Athens requires 25 billion euros just to prop up the Greek banking system. Eurozone finance ministers wrapped up a meeting on the bailout late Saturday with no announced decision. Talks resume Sunday.

Workers clear rubble at the site of a car bomb explosion near the Italian Consulate in downtown, Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 13:01

A group calling itself Islamic State in Egypt said it carried out the car-bomb attack that killed one person and caused serious damage to the diplomatic compound.

Roger Rees, the Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who appeared on TV's "The West Wing" and was a mainstay on Broadway died Friday night. He was 71.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 11:18

American audiences came to know him as the star of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. He won a Tony Award in the title role.

Serena Williams wins the singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain after the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, on Saturday. Williams won 6-4, 6-4.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:16

For Williams, it leaves her one shy of Steffi Graf and at third place for the all-time women's Grand Slam record.

Smoke billows from a forest fire in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, in late June. Thousands of Canadians have been forced to evacuate their homes because of wildland fires.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:38

Thousands of fires are burning in the continent's northwest, sending smoke as far as Tennessee. Some blame a brewing El Niño for the unprecedented start to the season; others point to climate change.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:38

New York City will soon offer alternatives to bail for low-level offenders. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with Karin Martin of John Jay College about how this will affect New York's prisons.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:38

Imagine: salads without Kalamata olives and bread without Greek olive oil. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks with Costas Mastoras, owner of a Greek import store in New York, about how turmoil in Greece is affecting his business.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:38

First-time investors were the hardest hit by China's stock market crash. Many who rushed to invest didn't have a high school education. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to economist Tom Orlitz of Bloomberg.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:38

Independent investigation done for the American Psychological Association supports allegations that psychologists and APA officials enabled U.S. torture of prisoners in the wake of 9-11.

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:38

A split has sharpened in the Muslim Brotherhood. Some members are calling for violence against the state after Egyptian security forces killed nine people in the outlawed group.

The freighter American Mariner discharges its load of iron ore in Cleveland last November. Prices for iron ore and other commodities have plunged amid economic uncertainty in China and Europe.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:13

Prices for raw materials, such as iron ore, copper and oil, are down dramatically from last year. The price plunge helps contain inflation for consumers, but is tough on mining and drilling companies.

A resident rides a bicycle on a road submerged by water in Xiangshan county, east China's Zhejiang Province, on Saturday after Typhoon Chan-hom hit the Chinese coast south of Shanghai, forcing 1.1 million people to evacuate.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 09:00

Chan-hom, packing winds of 100 mph, made landfall just south of Shanghai, forcing the evacuation of more than a million residents.

A woman weeps as she visits the grave of a family member killed in the 1995 massacre at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 08:12

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, who was attending a ceremony in Bosnia and Herzegovina to mark the 1995 massacre, was driven away by a crowd throwing rocks and bottles.

Sen. Rand Paul waves to supporters in Denver after he spoke to a closed meeting of cannabis business leaders earlier in the day.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:03

"We're going to be making sure that [members of Congress] know their constituents care about this stuff," said one industry representative.

Maria Nieves Nashnato Upari and Jose Manuel Huaymacari Tamani are teaching Kukama to children in hopes of keeping their "maternal language" alive.
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 06:03

A community in the Amazon tries to save its disappearing language with classes for kids, a rap video, radio broadcasts and an online fundraiser.

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