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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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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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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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Powerful Aftershock Jars Kathmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A magnitude-6.7 aftershock rumbled the Nepalese capital and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning.

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Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dallas Mildenhall is one of the world's few forensic pollen experts. He recently identified a rare, mutated pollen grain that helped police crack a murder case in his native New Zealand.

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All Things Considered

Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Turkey is gradually allowing minority populations more avenues of expression, including in the arts. This week, thousands attended a rare and moving Istanbul performance of Armenian music and poetry.

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All Things Considered

The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The largest Armenian population in the United States lives in Glendale, Calif. NPR's Arun Rath attended a vigil to commemorate the centennial of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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All Things Considered

Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal, Kills More Than 1,000

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kunda Dixit, a Nepali Times editor, about today's deadly quake. It caused an Everest avalanche and destroyed ancient monuments in and around the capital, Kathmandu.

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From Alabama To ISIS

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Ellie Hall of Buzzfeed News about a Yemeni-American student named Hoda who left Alabama to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

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Indonesia Sets Executions For 3 'Bali Nine' Drug-Smugglers

Saturday, April 25, 2015

At least three members of the trafficking ring — two Australians seen as ringleaders and a Filipina maid who acted as a "mule" — have been informed that their execution by firing squad is imminent.

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On Everest, Quake-Triggered Avalanche Leaves Death, Chaos

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Early reports are that at least eight climbers and/or Sherpas have been killed at Everest Base Camp. Others are trapped higher up on the world's tallest peak.

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DakhaBrakha: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, April 25, 2015

An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.

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1,400 Confirmed Dead In Nepal After Powerful Earthquake

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The magnitude-7.8 temblor hit north of the capital Katmandu, toppling buildings in the capital. Dozens were also killed in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh.

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Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.

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Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising

Saturday, April 25, 2015

An estimated 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kunda Dixit, editor at the Nepali Times.

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Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop In Dakar

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Around the world, hip-hop gives a voice to the voiceless. Our photo essay spotlights rappers in Senegal, who shout out their frustrations about living in poverty and their dreams of a better future.

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Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Many Armenian Christians were slaughtered by the Ottomans a century ago, but some survivors were taken in by Muslim families. A growing number are now reclaiming their Armenian heritage.

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All Things Considered

Lawless Libya: The Jumping Off Point For Migrants Heading To Europe

Friday, April 24, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rebecca Murray, a freelance reporter for McClatchy in Libya, about the collapse of law and order, the rise of the self-declared Islamic State and the migrant crisis.

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Clearing The Tangled Path For Land Ownership In The West Bank

Friday, April 24, 2015

Palestinians often buy and sell land without title deeds, or proof of ownership. That's because most of the land doesn't have them. It's a problem dating back generations.

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Keith Murdoch, Father Of Media Baron, Disclosed Disaster At Gallipoli

Friday, April 24, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Australian journalist Peter FitzSimons, author of Gallipoli, about how Keith Murdoch defied military censors and got the word out about how badly the battle was going.

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