Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new Transformers movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.
Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.
While Israelis seek refuge from Hamas rockets in ubiquitous shelters, Palestinians crowd into schools to escape Israeli airstrikes. Conditions there grow dire as the conflict drags on.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he is working with the White House to house unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally. He talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the controversial decision.
The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $1.6 billion in fines if found guilty.
Dutch editor Willem Schouten tells NPR's Arun Rath that people in the Netherlands are saddened and outraged over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. Nearly 200 of victims were Dutch.
NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
Israel sent more troops into Gaza on Sunday, stepping up tank fire and airstrikes ahead of the short-lived cease-fire.
Actor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.
The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane with a surface-to-air missile.
Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.
Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.
Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.
Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a "very intense" conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.
The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on Jan. 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.
The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.
Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.
Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
International correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Jerusalem about about the second day of the Israeli military's ground operation of the Gaza Strip.