International : The Two-WayThe world is full of fascinating stories and The Two-Way tells them. Drawing from NPR correspondents around the world and other news outlets and websites, we look for the best reports. We collect the highlights to give readers a window on the world.
A train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada in 2013 and the ensuing explosions and fire killed dozens of people. A jury acquitted three railroad employees of related charges on Friday.
Pope Francis celebrated an open-air mass at Lobitos Beach, near the Chilean city of Iquique, shortly after he defended a bishop who was the protege of a priest who was a notorious sexual abuser.
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U.K. Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch talks to a woman during a visit to Norwich, England, in 2015. Crouch has been selected to be the U.K. minister for loneliness.
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An aerial view Monday reveals one of the oil slicks on the surface of the East China Sea, reminders of the deadly explosion that sank an Iranian tanker. The spill continues to grow.
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The U.S. says it's sending money to sustain schools and health services for Palestinian refugee. In this 2016 photo, schoolgirls dance at a summer camp organized at a U.N. Relief and Works Agency school in Gaza City.
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A Rohingya refugee stands in a displaced-persons camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, earlier this month. She is just one of more than 650,000 Rohingya who have fled over the border from Myanmar, where a government crackdown has spawned stories of brutal murder, rape and villages destroyed.
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Peter Madsen, seen in August after he was rescued from his private submarine. The Danish inventor set out on his brief voyage with Swedish journalist Kim Wall but did not return with her. Now, he has been formally charged with her murder.
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A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane is seen stuck in mud on an embankment, a day after skidding off the airstrip, after landing at Trabzon's airport on the Black Sea coast on Jan. 14.
Simon Bramhall leaves Birmingham Crown Court in England on Friday. The British surgeon, who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations, has been fined $13,600 and ordered to perform community service.
President Trump listens as Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks at a joint news conference Wednesday. At an Oval Office meeting on immigration policy, Trump said the U.S. should want more people from countries like Norway, disparaging Haiti and what he called "shithole countries" in Africa.
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U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra had a tense news conference Wednesday when Dutch reporters pressed him on anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic Union, smiles for the media between Horst Seehofer of the Christian Social Union (left) and Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party. The three emerged Friday from all-night preliminary coalition talks in Berlin saying they had reached a preliminary deal.
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Mexican journalist Javier Valdez lies on the street after he was shot dead in Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 15, 2017. The U.S. State Department is telling Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states because of rising crime and violence.
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