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Kenya Threatens Again To Close Dadaab, World's Largest Refugee Camp

Monday, May 04, 2015

The fate of more than a quarter million Somali refugees hangs on an act of diplomacy. Secretary of State Kerry is in Kenya to discuss its threat to close the Dadaab refugee camp.

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Morning Edition

Protesters Clash With Israeli Police Over Treatment Of Ethiopian Jews

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israeli security forces battled several thousand people. Discrimination and police brutality toward Israelis of Ethiopian descent were at the heart of the demonstrations.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Distribute Earthquake Assistance

Monday, May 04, 2015

Nepal's government has struggled to distribute relief supplies to some of the villages in the mountains. But that's slowly getting better as aid groups organize and fan out across the country.

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Morning Edition

A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

Monday, May 04, 2015

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. A ruling in the closely watched case is expected next month.

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All Things Considered

In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Sunday, May 03, 2015

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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Yemen's Descent, Through A Photographer's Lens

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as it was going through an uprising, part of the broader Arab upheaval. Since then, she's grown deeply attached, even as it has fallen into chaos.

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

Sunday, May 03, 2015

A series of small operations in a single day managed to pick up the refugees fleeing North Africa in smugglers' boats in hopes of reaching Europe.

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Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

Sunday, May 03, 2015

An estimated 14,000 people survived April's earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.

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101-Year-Old Man Among Quake Survivors Found In Nepal

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Another man and a woman were rescued from wreckage in a village a full week after the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has more than 7,000.

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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Many of Nepal's historic treasures crumbled in last week's earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that could help return monuments to their former glory.

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A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

Sunday, May 03, 2015

For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet.

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In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors

Sunday, May 03, 2015

In a powerful monarchy known for its aged leaders, Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced his heirs to the throne. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Deborah Amos.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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World Bank Accused Of Unfair Evictions

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The World Bank funds projects around the globe aimed at alleviating poverty. Along the way, people get uprooted. The World Bank has acknowledged "serious shortcomings" in its resettlement practices.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

Saturday, May 02, 2015

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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Conditions Slowly Improve After Nepal Quake

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Power is on in most areas of Kathmandu and the Internet is working, but tens of thousands are homeless. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Russell Lewis in Nepal about earthquake recovery.

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Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.

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