The world is running out of chocolate. A scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.
The president urges the U.N. to deploy peacekeepers to the eastern part of his country to help bolster the cease-fire. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Alec Luhn in eastern Ukraine about the truce.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the year of the sheep. Or is it the goat? Varied English translations will give you a different answer for which animal symbolizes this Lunar New Year.
Before Alberto Nisman could give his testimony to congress implicating Argentina's president in a cover up of a 1994 bombing, he was found dead with a bullet to the head.
Italy has recently rescued more than 2,000 migrants off Libya's coast. The holding center on Lampedusa can't handle the surge. Authorities worry Islamist militants might arrive amid the migrants.
American photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who has survived kidnappings in Iraq and Libya, talks to Renee Montagne about her new book, It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War.
In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
The food giant says it's removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candies. The move is part of a broader push by food firms to meet growing demand for natural ingredients.
Iran's Jewish population has dropped dramatically since the 1979 Islamic revolution. But nearly 9,000 Jews remain and many say they've built comfortable lives and learned to accept the limitations.
In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.
Measles infected hundreds of children at a church in Philadelphia whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.
In movies, crowd noise, hospital waiting room chatter and bar room brawl sounds are created by voice actors called loopers. "If it's done right, you shouldn't even notice it," one sound mixer says.
Britain wants a bigger share of the market for Chinese tourists. The tourist board VisitBritain held a a contest on Chinese social media to give Chinese names to British landmarks.
In Nova Scotia, Gerald Whitman crashed his car in a blizzard. He told the CBC he decided to walk. Charlie Parker, who was shoveling snow, found him face down and brought him inside to wait for help.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State appears to be expanding again, with a presence in North Africa and Afghanistan. Three NPR correspondents discuss the evolution of the group.
Iran often seems conflicted about its future. Last week, a big rally included the usual anti-American rhetoric, while the following day marked the opening of an international tourism exhibit.
New psychological research explores a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. We hear why people like to create their own entourages.
The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, appears to be popping up across the Middle East and beyond. Is ISIS growing in strength or is something else taking place?
Gallup has released its list of the most Democratic and most Republican states in the nation. We'll look at which states made the list and why.