Lauren Frayer

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In Morocco's Atlas Mountains, survivors of the quake take stock of all they've lost

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Survivors of the Sept. 8 earthquake return to devastated villages. "This was our paradise," says a 74-year-old woman. "Everyone in this village is like family to me, and our family is now shattered."

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Kilian the sniffer dog searches for survivors after the Morocco quake

Friday, September 15, 2023

The golden retriever, part of a Swedish rescue team, helped find 18 people alive under the rubble in Turkey earlier this year. He searched this week for the last missing person in a Moroccan village.

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A Moroccan brother and sister see if their ancestral home survived the earthquake

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

A brother and sister return to their hometown in the mountains of Morocco to see all that's lost after the earthquake.

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After Friday's earthquake, Morocco mountain town acts as a hub while rescuing people

Monday, September 11, 2023

A mountain town in Morocco is still trying to rescue people from the rubble after the powerful earthquake Friday while it also serves as a hub for aid groups trying to get to even more remote places.

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Rescuers race to Morocco's Atlas Mountains to attend to quake victims

Monday, September 11, 2023

Rescue teams are pulling survivors from buildings collapsed by Friday's powerful earthquake. The death toll has surpassed 2,100 people — and is expected to rise.

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Funerals are underway with death toll expected to rise in Morocco earthquake

Sunday, September 10, 2023

It was a day of aftershocks, funerals and frantic rescues Sunday in Morocco. More than 2,100 people are confirmed dead since Friday's earthquake.

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Moroccans are coming together following an earthquake that's killed over 2,000

Sunday, September 10, 2023

We look at the latest conditions in Morocco, where a major earthquake near the city of Marrakech has resulted in at least 2,000 deaths.

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A U.K. soldier accused of terrorism escaped prison strapped under a truck

Friday, September 08, 2023

A manhunt is on in the U.K. for a terror suspect whose cinematic prison break has captivated the country. Former soldier Daniel Khalife escaped from a London prison strapped under a food truck.

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Belfast's walls from the Troubles are set to come down, but locals want them to stay

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Belfast's peace walls, built in the Troubles to tamp sectarian violence, were slated to be torn down in 2023. But locals are protesting. Many want them preserved as war relics & public art.

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Manhunt is underway for U.K. terror suspect who escaped prison strapped under a truck

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Authorities found straps dangling from a truck that left a prison kitchen early Wednesday. The suspect, last seen wearing a chef's uniform, is an ex-soldier accused of planting fake bombs and spying.

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NPR's new podcast 'Love Commandos' tells the story of a Bollywood kind of love

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

The Hindi-language film industry is famous for romantic comedies filled with singing and dancing. Sometimes, Bollywood films are more than pure entertainment — they can offer a blueprint for love.

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He was hailed as a crusader for love. Now he's accused of being a villain

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Sanjoy Sachdev was lauded as India's cupid. But Sachdev and his group have became villains in the eyes of many of the people they promised to help.

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Marrying for love in India can be risky — it often comes without parental consent

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

A group called Love Commandos helps couples who marry for love in India. NPR's Rough Translation podcast looks at the circumstances surrounding the group's downfall.

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The British government plans to deport migrants to Rwanda

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

In recent years, there's been an influx of migrants crossing the sea border to England. The British government found a solution that critics are calling illegal: Deport them to Rwanda, Africa.

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Fans react to Spain's Women's World Cup win

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Spain defeated England to win its first title in the Women's World Cup.

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Where families forbid love, 'love commandos' step in to help young couples in India

Sunday, August 13, 2023

A story of a group in India that helps young people escape arranged marriages and instead marry for love.

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Encore: Pub-goers are skeptical of U.K. government decision to cut the tax on pints

Saturday, August 12, 2023

With high inflation, it feels like everything in the U.K. is more expensive — except beer. The government has begun taxing alcohol by strength rather than volume. So ale and prosecco are cheaper.

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Pub-goers cheer the U.K. government's decision to cut the tax on pints in pubs

Thursday, August 10, 2023

With high inflation, it feels like everything in the U.K. is more expensive — except beer. The government has begun taxing alcohol by strength rather than volume. So ale and prosecco are cheaper.

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They wanted a Bollywood ending, not an arranged marriage. Their escape came at a cost

Sunday, August 06, 2023

More than 90% of Indians have arranged marriages, and polls show most are happy with that system. But for couples who want to follow their hearts, the risks can be severe.

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Actor Kevin Spacey is acquitted in the U.K. on sexual assault charges

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

A jury in London acquitted Spacey on Wednesday after 12 hours of deliberations. On hearing the verdict, Spacey wiped away tears and mouthed the words "thank you" to the jury.

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