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Bullfighting For Buddhists: A Less Bloody Alternative In South Korea

Thursday, April 30, 2015

There are no matadors, no swords and little gore, just two bulls butting heads at the country's annual bullfighting festival. In the end, neither creature dies; each just expresses its "emotions."

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10 Men Sent To Prison Over Shooting Of Pakistani Girl Malala Yousafzai

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced the men to 25-year terms for their roles in the near-fatal attack on Malala Yousafzai when she was 15.

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Rescue Brings A Bit Of Good News To Nepal's Capital After Earthquake

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For five days, a teenager in Kathmandu was covered in the rubble of a seven-story building that was hit by Saturday's powerful tremor. On Thursday, rescue crews pulled him to safety.

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Morning Edition

With Only One Runway, Kathmandu's Airport Hinders Earthquake Relief

Thursday, April 30, 2015

There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.

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Morning Edition

Israel Criticized For Leaving Pregnant Surrogates In Nepal

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Israel evacuated 26 newborns from Nepal but left behind about 100 pregnant women โ€” surrogates, carrying the babies for Israeli parents. Renee Montagne talks to Debra Kamin, a journalist in Tel Aviv.

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Morning Edition

Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Salman shook up the monarchy on Wednesday. According to a royal decree, the king's nephew takes over as crown prince, and the king's young son becomes deputy crown prince.

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Morning Edition

The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.

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Morning Edition

Learning About The Quran ... From A Catholic Archbishop

Thursday, April 30, 2015

As a young priest, Michael Fitzgerald studied Islam and served the Vatican in Muslim countries. Devoted to promoting Catholic-Muslim understanding, he's now teaching Jesuit students about the Quran.

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All Things Considered

Israeli Dads Welcome Surrogate-Born Baby In Nepal On Earthquake Day

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mazel tov, it's a global baby boy! The egg was from a South African donor; the sperm was from Israel. The surrogate mom lived in Nepal. And when the dads came to meet their son, an earthquake struck.

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Japan's Abe Pushes The Pacific Trade Deal Onto Center Stage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Japanese prime minister used his time in the spotlight in Washington to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would create both prosperity and peace. Democrats remain skeptical.

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All Things Considered

Reporter Jason Rezaian Being Held On 'Accusations,' Brother Says

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Ali Rezaian about his brother Jason, the Washington Post bureau chief in Tehran, Iran, who has been charged in an Iranian court with espionage, among other things.

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All Things Considered

Vietnam Native Who Fled Country During War Returns Home

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For the series on Vietnam, tomorrow NPR visits Nguyen Qui Duc, who fled the country before the communist takeover in 1975. He now lives in Hanoi and says he feels more at home than ever.

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All Things Considered

Nepali Prime Minister Declares 3 Days Of Mourning Following Quake

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nepal's prime minister declared three days of national mourning after Saturday's earthquake. The death toll could exceed 10,000. For many, the mourning began right after the disaster, but for some families, the search for loved ones continues.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Army Veterans, Survivors To Mark 70th Anniversary Of Dachau Liberation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Nazi concentration camp at at Dachau was liberated by U.S. troops 70 years ago Wednesday. Survivors and U.S. Army veterans are gathering at the camp in Germany for a commemoration this weekend.

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Saudi Arabian Monarch Announces Changes To Kingdom's Line Of Succession

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia's new monarch announced a major overhaul in the kingdom's line of succession Wednesday.

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Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.

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Game Of Thrones: Saudi King Shakes Up Line Of Succession

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

King Salman has named a new heir to the throne โ€” and consolidated power in the hands of a younger generation.

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Nepal, Before The Earthquake Struck: A Photographer's Portfolio

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kevin Bubriski came as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1975, camera in hand, and has taken photos of daily life for 40 years: monks, haircuts, schoolgirls in a village that was at the quake's epicenter.

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Russia Tries To Regain Control Of Space Capsule

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The cargo ship was launched Tuesday and scheduled to dock at the International Space Station to deliver 2.5 tons of supplies. Ground control lost contact after the ship reached its first orbit.

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In Nepal, A Flood Of People Leave Capital To Return Home

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Reporting from the quake's epicenter, NPR's Julie McCarthy says, "When we arrived last night, you could feel the ground shaking constantly. It felt like Jello and it lasted through the evening."

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