Tensions in Pakistan are mounting in demand of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. Judy Woodruff joins Husain Haqqani of the Hudson Institute and Moeed Yusuf of the United States Institute of Peace to discuss what’s behind the unrest, the prospective violence that lies ahead and how the conflict bodes for Pakistani democracy, and its relations with the U.S. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, the United Nations human rights council condemned the Islamic State group for what it called abuses on “an unimaginable scale” and approved an investigation of the militants’ actions in Iraq — from mass killings to sexual abuse to forced conversion. Meanwhile, in North Korea, three American detainees were allowed to speak with U.S. and foreign news media. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and were on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries were treated on the ship. Continue reading
A third confirmed case of Ebola was reported in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 16, Reuters reported on Monday. This comes after a doctor in that city died last week after treating a man with the virus. Continue reading
At least four people died Sunday following an explosion and collapse of a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb, Reuters reports.
The deaths included an 8-year-old child and an 80-year-old woman who died as emergency workers carried her out of the rubble.
A woman in her forties and her child were found dead later in the afternoon. Four adults are still missing. Continue reading
Overnight there was a rare moment of cooperation between Russia and Ukraine as 9 Russian soldiers were swapped for 63 Ukrainian soldiers at the border. But, the crisis continues as officials said Sunday a Ukraine Navy vessel came under fire from pro-Russian rebels on shore. James Marson of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Mariupol, Ukraine with the latest. Continue reading
The spread of the most recent strain of the Ebola virus across parts of West Africa has highlighted not just the lethality of the disease but also the strains on the existing medical infrastructures there. For further insight, Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Estrella Lasry, a tropical medical advisor at Doctors Without Borders, join Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading
The September issue of National Geographic examines the Paleo Diet as a way to feed the planet’s future generations — and offers a more complete look at what our ancestors really ate. Science writer Ann Gibbons joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the real Paleo Diet varies among cultures. Continue reading
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. Continue reading
40 United Nations peacekeepers from the Philippines escaped overnight after being surrounded since Thursday by Islamic militants in southern Syria, Reuters reports. Continue reading