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7.8 Quake Hits Nepal, Toppling Buildings, Killing Hundreds
The powerful temblor hit north of the capital Kathmandu and also killed people in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh. Authorities fear the death toll could go much higher.
Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising
An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest quake to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Red Cross spokesman Mark South.
Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds Dead As Strong Earthquake Rocks Nepal
The violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. It was the worst temblor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Bali Nine' Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within Days
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling ring, are expected to be given their execution dates on Saturday. Indonesian law requires they receive 72 hours' notice.
2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?
At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made, but there's a long way to go.
Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court
The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.