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The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.
For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.
Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."
In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.
by NCPR News
Dec 27, 2007 — Military officials confirm the capture of two men suspected of the May kidnapping of three Fort Drum soldiers south of Baghdad... Recent snows are making regional ski resorts happy... And a Heard Up North of Dickensian coincidence. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Dec 27, 2007 — NCPR's monthly arts program is on the road for the holidays, airing live from the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam. The theme is "tying up loose ends," and we celebrate the coming new year with music, art and words. Featuring music for the season with the some down-home old-time folk music with Stringfolks, knot art from Tim Whitten, a loose ends poem from Dale Hobson, and celebrating 10 years of the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Dec 27, 2007 — Our next story takes place on a dark, Halloween night. David Sommerstein was coming back from an assignment at Fort Drum. Everything was going great until the village of... Go to full article