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Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.

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Morning Edition

South African Authorities Try To Quell Xenophobic Violence

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hundreds of people were detained in an effort to end the recent anti-foreigner violence that has swept South Africa. Renee Montagne talks to David Smith, the Africa correspondent for The Guardian.

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Morning Edition

So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Monday, April 20, 2015

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to suggest more appropriate ones.

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All Things Considered

Chinese President To Discuss Massive Trade Route During Pakistan Visit

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit long-time ally Pakistan this week to discuss a port project and roads that link the two countries. China is hoping to extend its influence in region.

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Congo Monkey Spotted Decades After Species' Alleged Demise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bouvier's red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers.

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Shroud Of Turin Goes Back On Display In Italy For A Limited Engagement

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24.

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New ISIS Video Purports To Show Shooting, Beheading Of Christians

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The footage shows some 30 people it says are Ethiopian Christians killed in two separate locations in Libya.

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Hundreds Of Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A major rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean Sea after a migrant ship carrying as many as 700 people capsized Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the U.N.'s Adrian Edwards in Geneva.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

Sunday, April 19, 2015

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

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U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

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See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide

Sunday, April 19, 2015

In almost every corner of the world, women are either completely written out of school books, or they're portrayed in stereotypical, subservient roles, a report says. What will it take to fix this?

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All Things Considered

WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

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Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

Saturday, April 18, 2015

An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.

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Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

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Australia Says It Broke Up ISIS-Inspired Plot To Attack WWI Event

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.

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Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 35 In Jalalabad; ISIS Reportedly Claims Responsibility

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Both the United Nations and the Taliban have condemned the attack, which targeted civilians who were in a long line at a bank.

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Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.

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Why Water Markets Might Work In California

Saturday, April 18, 2015

When Australia suffered a drought in the 2000s, it set up markets to trade water rights. NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks McKenzie Funk whether water markets could help California.

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