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U.S. military aircraft dropped humanitarian supplies to thousands of Iraqis trapped on a mountain by militants from the Islamic State. President Obama authorized airstrikes if they become necessary.
Turks vote Sunday in their first direct presidential election. The vote's backdrop is the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. David Greene talks to Milliyet columnist Asli Aydintasbas.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Afghanistan for the second time in less than a month. The two presidential candidates have agreed to resolve the disputed election and set an inauguration date.
On Friday, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response.
Gaza militants renewed rocket fire on Israel after a three-day truce expired on Friday. Israel fired back. Negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal for the coastal strip hit a deadlock.
In an interview with Steve Inskeep, author Howard French comments on Steve's discussion this week with National Security Advisor Susan Rice about U.S. and Chinese investment in Africa.