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World Nov 22What’s being done to help the Rohingya?
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state "constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya." We asked experts take a look at what’s being done to address the situation, and what’s next.
World Nov 11What we know about the crown prince’s vision for Saudi Arabia
The crown prince, 32, has said he is looking to break down the Saudi economy and decision-making structure and change how the country practices Islam.
World Oct 24What’s the difference between genocide and ethnic cleansing?
World leaders have chosen their words carefully when describing the mass exodus of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar, so far largely avoiding the legally specific and politically charged term "genocide."…
World Oct 17U.S.-backed Syrian forces recapture Raqqa from Islamic State group
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced Tuesday that they had captured the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants.
Economy Oct 09Richard Thaler earns Nobel prize for making ‘economics more human’
The Nobel committee called Thaler a "pioneer," paving the way for a new field of study that looks at the intersection of economics and human psychology.
Arts Oct 05Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature
The Swedish Academy announced the award Thursday, calling Ishiguro a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."…
Arts Sep 18National Book Award nominees share their advice on books, fear and love
The National Book Foundation announced its 2017 long list of nominees late last week, honoring the year’s best writing in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. A few of the nominees wrote essays for the Newshour. Watch their advice on reading, fear…