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All Things Considered

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake released stress that was building for 150 years, scientists say, and it reshuffled tension to nearby faults.

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All Things Considered

Kathmandu Residents Work To Help Communites Ravaged By Earthquake

Monday, April 27, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with residents of Kathmandu, Nepal, about Saturday's earthquake and their attempts to help communities recover from the disaster.

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All Things Considered

U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

Monday, April 27, 2015

The updated 18-year-old guidelines reflect concern over China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear capability. They also call for Japan to take a more active role in the Asia Pacific region.

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All Things Considered

Indonesia Notifies Convicted Drug Dealers Of Imminent Execution

Monday, April 27, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Alice Budisatrijo, a BBC producer in Southeast Asia, about the impending executions of nine drug traffickers in Indonesia, most of them foreigners. The Indonesian attorney general's office says the death row inmates were given the required 72 hours notice of execution on Saturday.

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All Things Considered

President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

Monday, April 27, 2015

In 2013, President Obama tightened rules for drone strikes in order to reduce civilian casualties. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal correspondent Adam Entous who learned that the president secretly waived the new rules for CIA operations in Pakistan.

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All Things Considered

Death Toll Continues To Rise After Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some harrowing stories are emerging about people who are trapped among the rubble from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal this weekend.

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LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

Monday, April 27, 2015

The human toll of the weekend disaster is overwhelming, but the temblor also damaged some of Kathmandu's historic structures.

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With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

Monday, April 27, 2015

With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.

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More Than 4,000 Dead In Nepal As Earthquake Toll Rises

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aftershocks are rattling survivors' nerves and making the recovery even more challenging. In one district, 400,000 people were affected by the quake and more than 4,000 homes are now unsafe.

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Morning Edition

Humanitarian Groups Arrive In Nepal To Help With Earthquake Aftermath

Monday, April 27, 2015

The death toll continues to climb after an earthquake hit the small Himalayan nation of Nepal on Saturday. Renee Montagne talks Phil Ewert of the aid agency World Vision.

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Morning Edition

In Nepal, Aftershocks Keep People Fearful And Out Of Their Homes

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aftershocks don't seem to be letting up following Saturday's major earthquake in Nepal. Thousands are dead. We report on what things look like at one of the country's most celebrated heritage sites.

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Morning Edition

For Japan's Prime Minister, U.S. Visit A Chance To Elevate Image

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shinzo Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement and make a historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his weeklong visit.

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All Things Considered

A Day After Earthquake, Nepal Struck By Aftershocks

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Donatella Lorch, a freelance journalist in Kathmandu, gives NPR's Arun Rath an update on the effects of Saturday's devastating quake. She says people are taking it "hour by hour and day by day."

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High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

Sunday, April 26, 2015

At least 17 people are reported dead on the mountain after a massive quake-triggered avalanche swept through base camp on the south side on Saturday.

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

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Kathmandu In Chaos After Massive Saturday Earthquake

Sunday, April 26, 2015

One day after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 2,000 people, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks correspondent Julie McCarthy, who is in Kathmandu.

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Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Many climbers are currently trapped on Mount Everest following the earthquake in Nepal. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Outside Magazine Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer about the rescue efforts.

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Powerful Aftershock Jars Kathmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A magnitude-6.7 aftershock rumbled the Nepalese capital and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning.

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Indonesia Sets Executions For 3 'Bali Nine' Drug-Smugglers

Saturday, April 25, 2015

At least three members of the trafficking ring โ€” two Australians seen as ringleaders and a Filipina maid who acted as a "mule" โ€” have been informed that their execution by firing squad is imminent.

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On Everest, Quake-Triggered Avalanche Leaves Death, Chaos

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Early reports are that at least eight climbers and/or Sherpas have been killed at Everest Base Camp. Others are trapped higher up on the world's tallest peak.

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