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High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

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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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.
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Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Human Rights Proponent

Last week in Karachi, gunmen killed prominent Pakistani women's rights activist Sabeen Mahmud. She also founded a cafe/bookstore. At a literature festival in Islamabad, colleagues mourned the loss.
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Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

Many climbers are currently trapped on Mount Everest following the earthquake in Nepal. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Outside Magazine Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer about the rescue efforts.
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Number Of The Week: Migrants En Route To Europe

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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Fruit Loops And Crying Travelers: The Trials Of Flight Attendants

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

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

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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U.K. Candidates Stumble Just Days Before General Election

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

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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