Newsdesk Reporting Team Stories published by the NPR Breaking News Team.

Newsdesk Reporting Team

Supporters of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange hold U.S. and U.K. flags outside Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London on Monday as his extradition hearing begins. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organisation holds a chart about the COVID-19 outbreak during a briefing in Beijing, China, Monday. The WHO says the virus has not risen to the level of a pandemic. Thomas Peter/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Thomas Peter/Reuters

Coronavirus Has 'Pandemic Potential' But Isn't There Yet, WHO Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/808893094/808913165" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 29, 2019 in Los Angeles. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, pictured at the 2017 Academy Awards, was one of the women profiled in the book and film Hidden Figures. She died Monday at 101. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And An Inspiration For 'Hidden Figures,' Dies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/517784975/808858423" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Barbara Elaine Smith, better known as B. Smith, began her career as a model, going on to be a restaurateur, celebrity chef, author, entertainer and lifestyle doyenne. bsmith.com hide caption

toggle caption
bsmith.com

B. Smith, Restaurateur And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early Onset Alzheimer's

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/808760806/808786971" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused to remove herself from Roger Stone's case, two days after his defense team filed a motion for her disqualification because of alleged bias. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Trump speaks at the "Namaste Trump" event at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on. Trump said the two leaders were discussing a possible trade deal and called Modi "a very tough negotiator." Alexander Drago/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Alexander Drago/Reuters

'Namaste Trump!' India's Modi Welcomes U.S. Leader With An Epic Party

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/808096104/808801344" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

"Mad" Mike Hughes' rocket takes off with what appears to be a parachute tearing off during its launch near Barstow, Calif. Hughes was killed when the rocket crashed Saturday. Mercedes Blackehart/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mercedes Blackehart/AP

British musician Roger Waters speaks at a rally in Parliament Square, London, as part of the demonstration against the extradition of Julian Assange on Saturday. Alberto Pezzali/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alberto Pezzali/AP

Abdullah, 13, lost his left leg when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He takes a break from walking practice at the International Committee of the Red Cross physical rehabilitation center in Kabul on Dec. 1, 2019. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Altaf Qadri/AP

South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar (left) shares a smile with President Salva Kiir after a swearing-in ceremony Saturday in the capital, Juba. Observers hope their newly forged coalition spells an end to civil war. Stringer/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Stringer/AP

A medical worker takes a look outside a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, where people suspected of having contracted the novel strain of coronavirus are being tested. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Cast members (from left) David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose after the show won outstanding comedy series at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2002. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Reed Saxon/AP

Soldiers of the 369th Infantry during World War I wear French "Adrian" helmets and use French-issued rifles and equipment. National Archives and Records Administration hide caption

toggle caption
National Archives and Records Administration

Thailand's Constitutional Court ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption

toggle caption
Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about protesters' ongoing rail blockade in a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday. Patrick Doyle/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick Doyle/Reuters

Satellite images show the effects of a prolonged warm spell on Eagle Island, in the far north of the Antarctic Peninsula, NASA says. An inch of snowpack melted in just one day, the agency says. The blue areas in snow on the right are ponds of melted water. NASA hide caption

toggle caption
NASA

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his current wife, Maesaiah Thabane, attend his inauguration in 2017. Both are suspects in the killing of the prime minister's previous wife, Lipolelo, shortly before the inauguration. Samson Motikoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Samson Motikoe/AFP via Getty Images

People hand in their ID cards and receive voting papers at the Hoseyniyeh Ershad building in Tehran. Iran is holding important national elections Friday, choosing members of its parliament as well as its Assembly of Experts. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Marjan Yazdi for NPR

Iranians Vote In Parliamentary Election, After 1 Week Of Campaigning

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/807857001/808046981" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">