NPR News

Pages

Asia
3:50 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Thousands Flee Amid Ethnic Violence In India

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 5:24 pm

Around 200,000 people have fled their homes in northeast India after nearly a week of inter-communal violence. At least 40 people are confirmed dead in the violence between local tribes and Muslim immigrants. Many of the bodies found by police have been hacked to death with machetes. Elliot Hannon talks to Robert Siegel.

Asia
3:50 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Millions Of Immigrants Cause Tension In Singapore

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 4:44 pm

In many countries, foreign migrant workers often take the blame when economic times are tough and unemployment is high. Now imagine a country where 40 percent of its work force has been imported from overseas. The Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore is such a country.

The changes are evident on a weekend evening visit to Singapore's Geylang Road, where anyone might feel that they've taken a wrong turn and arrived in mainland China. Chinese migrant construction workers pack sidewalk eateries, chattering over plates of dumplings and noodles.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
3:50 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Amid An AIDS Epidemic, South Africa Battles Another Foe: Tuberculosis

A mobile clinic set up to test students for HIV is parked near Madwaleni High School in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on March 8, 2011. Parts of the South African province have HIV rates that are more than twice the national average.
Stephane de Sakutin AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 5:24 pm

The province of KwaZulu-Natal has emerged as the epicenter of South Africa's HIV epidemic. South Africa already has more people infected with HIV than any other country in the world, but parts of KwaZulu-Natal have HIV rates that are more than twice the national average.

Now in addition to HIV and AIDS, the province is also dealing with a major tuberculosis epidemic.

In the northeastern part of KwaZulu-Natal, dusty dirt tracks wind through pastures and fields of sugar cane. The hillsides are dotted with small huts made of cinder blocks and field stones.

Read more
Business
3:50 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Facebook Reports Net Loss After Bumpy IPO

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 5:24 pm

Facebook reported a net loss for the second quarter in its first earnings report since a bumpy initial public offering. The company's share price has fallen sharply since the first day of trading. Audie Cornish speaks with Steve Henn.

Election 2012
3:50 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Romney Aims Tough Talk At China, And Obama

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday. In the speech, Romney attacked the Obama administration's approach to China.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 5:24 pm

President Obama's national security adviser visited China this week, just as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was attacking the administration's approach to that country.

"The cheating must finally be brought to a stop," Romney said Tuesday in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. "The president hasn't done it and won't do it, and I will."

China is the world's largest economy after the United States. It is one of the most important — and complicated — foreign relationships the U.S. has.

Read more

Pages