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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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All Things Considered

For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Monday, April 27, 2015

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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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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All Things Considered

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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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Monday, April 27, 2015

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

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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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Morning Edition

Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

Monday, April 27, 2015

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

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All Things Considered

Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For more than a decade, the Mediterranean island nation has responded to distress calls from desperate migrants hoping to reach safety. The difference now is in the numbers.

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Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In a new documentary titled The President, the Russian leader says seizing Crimea from Ukraine righted a historical wrong.

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Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In his first win of the iconic long-distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.

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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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Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On Friday, gunmen killed prominent Pakistani women's rights activist and book store owner Sabeen Mahmud. At a book fair in Karachi, colleagues are mourning her loss.

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Fruit Loops And Crying Travelers: The Trials Of Flight Attendants

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On this week's travel segment, Wingin' It!, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gailen David, a flight attendant for more than 20 years, about what life is really like up in the air.

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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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U.K. Candidates Stumble Just Days Before General Election

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The U.K. will vote in a general election on May 7. The BBC's Jonny Dymond has spent the last month covering a contest notable for, he says, closeness and dullness in equal measure — until now.

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Number Of The Week: Migrants En Route To Europe

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For this Number of the Week, FiveThirtyEight.com's Mona Chalabi looks into the story of migrants trying to get to Europe — how many attempt the crossing, where they cross, how much it costs and more.

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Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, A Chant That Spans The Globe

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Every kid seems to know a version of Eeny Meeny Miny Mo. Harvard PhD student Adrienne Raphel looked into its origins, and tells NPR's Rachel Martin it's found on playgrounds around the world.

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