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Love — And Legalization — Is In The Eire For Irish...05/23/15
Ireland voted today to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country to do so by popular vote. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Irish journalist Daniel McConnell about the results.
Expats Find Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is...
Brazil is touted as one of the most racially harmonious places in the world, but people of color who move there say they are surprised at the degree of discrimination they face, based on skin color.
He Calmed Kandahar. But At What Cost?
Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq has imposed control on the city where the Taliban were born. He's been praised by the U.S. and the Afghan leadership, but his forces have also been accused of human rights abuses.
Desperate Rohingya Granted Temporary Shelter. But What...
Malaysia and Indonesia will allow migrants stranded at sea to come ashore. But it's a one-year, one-off deal, with no signs the flow of the Muslim minority fleeing persecution in Myanmar will stop.
Who Did This To Peru's Jungle?
When the price of gold skyrocketed, illegal miners flooded into the country's Amazon basin, eager to find even the tiniest bits of the precious metal. Trees and villagers have paid a price.
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.
What Should Liberia Do With Its Empty Ebola Treatment...
Now that Liberia is Ebola-free, it has to figure out what to do with 21 Ebola treatment units built during the outbreak.
Why Everyone's Talking About Israel's New Justice Minister
Ayelet Shaked is a secular Jew who belongs to a religious party closely tied to West Bank settlers. She's faced criticism for controversial statements about Palestinians.
Saudi Women Can't Drive To Work; So They're Flocking To...
With so many restrictions on their movements, it has never been easy for Saudi women to join the workforce. But the Internet has opened up a new range of opportunities to work from home.
Foreign Workers Seek Shelter In Camps After Attacks In...
On a soccer field in a township outside the South African city of Durban, more than 500 people are still living in a hastily constructed transit camp for foreign workers.
Russian Band Pompeya Finds Safety In English-Language...
Yes there are other bands from Russia besides Pussy Riot. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Daniil Brod, lead singer for Pompeya, who says they wanted to create music that's sunny, light and fun.
As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback
Ebola put the country's immunization program on pause. Now officials are launching a nationwide vaccination campaign to stop the largest measles outbreak the country has seen in years.
'Haqqathon' Takes Anti-ISIS Fight To Cyberspace
In Arabic, haqq is the word for truth. Muslim software designers gathered recently for a "haqqathon" to develop social media products that can compete with violent extremists online.
London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue
London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. That imbalance has been an issue in the run-up to Thursday's election.
'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers'...
"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.
To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret...
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.
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