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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A...05/03/15
Many of Nepal's historic treasures crumbled in last week's earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that could help return monuments to their former glory.
In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War...
U.S. Marines were deployed to the coastal Vietnamese city 50 years ago last month. Now, 40 years after the war's end and amid great change, former Viet Cong and an American reflect on that time.
Show Us The Aid: Anger In An Ancient Nepali Town
Earthquake victims in Bhaktapur need food, water and shelter. They assert that the government is not delivering.
Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy
The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough assistance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.
A Senator's Effort Helps Bring Home The Last Marines...
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, WBUR's Bob Oakes tells the story of Charles McMahon, one of the last Marines to die in Vietnam.
Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't
The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.
Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years
Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake released stress that was building for 150 years, scientists say, and it reshuffled tension to nearby faults.
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.
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.
Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's...
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.
American Al-Qaida Member Killed In Strike Was Star Of...
The White House said Thursday that anti-terror operations inadvertently killed two American members of al-Qaida, Adam Gadahn and Ahmed Farouq, in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On...
Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
To Escape Military Service, Thousands Of Young Eritreans...
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Dan Connell, visiting researcher at the Boston University African Studies Center, about the large number of young people emigrating to Europe from Eritrea.
Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic...
Much of the world is skeptical about the wisdom of the bombing raids in Yemen. But Saudis are rallying around their new king, Salman, and his son, the defense minister.
Chinese President To Discuss Massive Trade Route During...
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit long-time ally Pakistan this week to discuss a port project and roads that link the two countries. China is hoping to extend its influence in region.
As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues...
Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.
A Tart Take On Bitter Realities In 'Tangerines'
NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Tangerines, an unconventional war drama that was this year's Estonian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet
Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.
A Year After Ferry Disaster, South Koreans Await Answers
The root causes of the accident that killed 304 people are still unclear, and parents of the victims are embroiled in a political tug of war.
Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C.
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