Authorities in the Japanese city of Fukushima will give radiation detectors to 34,000 children between the ages of four and 15. They will wear the devices for three months, and readings will be taken on a monthly basis. The move is aimed at reassuring parents near the failed nuclear reactor that radiation levels are safe.
In Greece, national anger continues to rise over the lack of progress in dealing with the country's national debt. A year after the first bailout and the austerity measures that went with it, Greeks see no improvement and fear more suffering lies ahead.
People in New Hampshire take their role in presidential politics seriously. Their state has the first primary in the country — just after Iowa's caucuses. Monday evening, Republican presidential hopefuls debated each other. The next day, NPR's Ari Shapiro went out to hear more about what's on the minds of the state's voters.
In southwest Iowa, crews have been working to save a tiny town from the rising Missouri River. Hamburg, Iowa, is of particular concern, following the breach of a nearby levee. Crews are building up another earthen levee just outside of town.
Pakistanis who fed information to the CIA in advance of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound have been arrested by Pakistan's intelligence agency. While people have been taken into custody, there are differing reports about who they are.
A key debate in Washington is over how much the federal government should regulate industry. One unexpected battleground: power tools. NPR has learned that federal regulators are taking steps towards new safety requirements for table-saws. These saws have open spinning blades and can cause severe injuries. But the industry is resisting. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.
A man carries his son at a Beijing park. China's one-child policy has been blamed for the current gender-imbalance in China, where sex-specific abortions remain common.
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In her trip through China's Suining County in Jiangsu province, journalist Mara Hvistendahl saw plenty of familiar signs of economic growth. But she also saw something at an elementary school that startled her: There were far more boys in the classrooms than girls.