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Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

Friday, May 01, 2015

Turkey's chamber of architects wasn't amused when the mayor of Ankara installed a giant Transformers statue. They sued, he took down the robot and instead installed a 10-foot tall T-Rex.

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Morning Edition

Villages Along Nepal's Araniko Highway Wait For Quake Relief

Friday, May 01, 2015

A trip along an important road link between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and China illustrates how hard it is to distribute aid — or even reach some of Nepal's remote mountainside villages.

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Morning Edition

Re-Enactment Of Afghan Woman's Mob Killing Brings Actress To Tears

Friday, May 01, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Leena Alam about her re-enactment of the killing of Farkhunda, a woman publicly beaten to death in March by a mob in Kabul after being falsely accused of burning a Quran.

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Morning Edition

Bottom Drops Out Of Syria's Currency Causing Economic Hardship

Friday, May 01, 2015

In the past, Iran has helped out with credit lines. But now, an Iranian official has instead encouraged the Syrians to "develop a resistance economy" like Iran's sanctions-strapped fiscal management.

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Morning Edition

Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Vietnam's war with the U.S. lasted a decade, a mere historical blip compared to its centuries-long feud with China, which has been heating up recently.

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All Things Considered

Western Hemisphere Wipes Out Its Third Virus

Thursday, April 30, 2015

It took 15 years and 250 million vaccines, but this week, health authorities officially declared North America and South America free of rubella — a virus that can cause severe birth defects.

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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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All Things Considered

He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The epicenter of the quake that struck Nepal was in the district of Gorkha, a few hours' drive from the capital of Kathmandu. We're just beginning to see the extent of the damage in villages there.

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All Things Considered

Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough assistance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.

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Documents Show FAA Questioned Mental Fitness of Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Newly released documents show the FAA initially declined to give Andreas Lubitz a medical certificate for his U.S. pilot's license because of his history of depression.

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All Things Considered

Returning To Vietnam Years After Fleeing War, A Man Finally Feels At Home

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Duc Nguyen left Vietnam in 1975 as a boat person fleeing the communist advance. Now he has returned to an unlikely place — the seat of the communist government in Hanoi.

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All Things Considered

Fearing Aftershocks, Thousands Stream Out Of Kathmandu

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are leaving the Nepali capital. Some are returning to villages to try to find family missing since the earthquake. Others are scared of the threat of aftershocks.

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How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.

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France Investigates Claims Its Soldiers Abused Children In Africa

Thursday, April 30, 2015

President Francois Hollande warns of consequences if the allegations about abuse in the Central African Republic are true. The U.N. worker who publicly revealed the abuse has been suspended.

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Dozens Of Writers Join Protest Of Free Speech Award For 'Charlie Hebdo'

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nearly 150 writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In April

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear fresh new sounds from Portugal, Finland and beyond, as well as a heartbreaking memento of a band playing recently in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, in Nepal.

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All Things Considered

Is Bashar Assad Just Losing Some Ground ... Or His Grip On Power?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

After four years of ebbs and flows in Syria's civil war, rebel fighters are pushing back the president's forces. He's having trouble replacing soldiers. And his allies may be providing less support.

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Safe Surgery Is A Dream In The Developing World

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One-third of global deaths occur because people don't have access to safe surgery, a study finds. Dirty operating rooms and unskilled attendants make going under the knife extremely risky.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama seeks to cement Japan ties

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Obama seeks to cement Japan ties

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'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Says He Will No Longer Draw Prophet Muhammad

Thursday, April 30, 2015

"He no longer interests me," Luz said in an interview. Militants attacked the magazine Jan. 7, killing editorial staff and others, in apparent retaliation for its depiction of their prophet.

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