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Venice's Gondoliers Make Room For Wheelchairs

A group of gondoliers in Venice have banded together to come up with a way for people in wheelchairs to enjoy that most Venetian of experiences.

Tensions In South China Sea Loom Over Kerry Visit

Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands in the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.

Pressed For Time? Try Hiring A Body Double

A Mexican politician is trying to find a body double to attend ceremonial events in his stead. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if it might be a useful gimmick for American politicians, too.

Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi To Death

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the London Times correspondent in Cairo, Bel Trew.

Will Israel Charge Soldiers In Gaza Civilian Deaths?

Israel is investigating potential criminal actions by its troops last summer during the war against Hamas in Gaza, including three attacks that killed nearly 50 civilians taking refuge in schools.

'Nepali Times' Editor: After Quakes, Nepalese Surprisingly Upbeat

Two earthquakes and numerous aftershocks have hit Nepal, killing thousands and leaving millions in need. Kunda Dixit, editor of the Nepali Times, tells NPR's Scott Simon about how people are coping.

What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?

All 8 Bodies Recovered From U.S. Helicopter Crash In Nepal

The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were recovered near the crash site in remote mountains northeast of Kathmandu where it was delivering earthquake relief aid.

Thousands Of Rohingya Migrants Stranded At Sea After Fleeing Myanmar

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Thomas Fuller of The New York Times about the several thousand Rohingya migrants who fled Myanmar. No country will take them in, and they are adrift at sea.

What Should Liberia Do With Its Empty Ebola Treatment Units?

Now that Liberia is Ebola-free, it has to figure out what to do with 21 Ebola treatment units built during the outbreak.