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Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising

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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'Save Us, Save Us': A Poem For The Migrants Lost At Sea

We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."
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Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop In Dakar

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

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

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

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

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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Sabeen Mahmud, Pakistani Social Activist, Shot Dead In Karachi

Mahmud ran the city's Second Floor cafe, which she designed as a community space for open dialogue. It had just hosted an event on the political situation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
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Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's Middle East

The clash at Gallipoli was one of the most memorable fights of World War I — and one of the most consequential. Its reverberations are still felt to this day in the chaotic Middle East.
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Fake Medicines Do Real Damage: Thousands Die, Superbugs Get Stronger

In tests of anti-malarial pills and antibiotics, 9 to 41 percent didn't meet quality standards. And the world does a crummy job chasing criminals who reap $75 billion a year from counterfeit meds.

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