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Politics
4:30 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

John Kerry Meets With President Putin In Sochi

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

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Asia
4:30 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Powerful 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Another strong earthquake shook Nepal today, adding to the devastation caused by the massive earthquake there two and a half weeks ago.

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Parallels
2:55 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

An ancient city at the mouth of the Mediterranean, Ceuta marks its 600th anniversary this year as a European territory. But changing demographics have some people wondering whether the Spanish territory in North Africa should return to local African rule. Here, rooftops in a poor Muslim neighborhood in the city.
Lauren Frayer for NPR

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

Ceuta is a 7-square-mile chunk of Spain attached to Africa — a peninsula that juts out from Morocco into the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. It's one of two Spanish cities, along with Melilla, that are part of the European Union but physically part of Africa.

To get to the rest of Spain, you have to take a ferry across the Mediterranean.

On a recent trip to Ceuta, the first person I encountered gives you an idea of the type of Europeans who frequent Ceuta these days: security officials.

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The Two-Way
2:00 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Malaysia Says It Will Turn Back Migrant Boats

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 5:29 pm

A regional crackdown on human trafficking in Southeast Asia could have an impact on thousands of Bangladeshi migrants and Rohingya, the ethnic group that has been the target of discrimination in Myanmar.

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The Two-Way
1:52 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Marine Corps Helicopter Helping With Relief Effort In Nepal Still Missing

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:36 pm

A Marine Corps helicopter helping with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing, but a Defense Department official said that so far there has been no indication it crashed.

U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren said an Indian helicopter nearby heard radio chatter from the Marine aircraft about a possible fuel problem. NPR's Tom Bowman says the U.S. cannot confirm the Indian account.

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Parallels
11:21 am
Tue May 12, 2015

A Report Card On Global Cooperation: Decent On Iran, Lousy In Syria

Kurdish rebels in northern Syria walk near the devastated town of Kobani last November. In a global report card on international cooperation, the failure to halt civil wars, like the one in Syria, was cited as the biggest shortcoming.
Jake Simkin AP

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 3:33 pm

The past year has been a bleak one in global affairs: The relentless carnage in Syria. Russia's annexation of Crimea. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Is there anything to applaud?

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The Two-Way
10:33 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Blogger Is Hacked To Death In Bangladesh After Promoting Secular Thought

Secular activists protest the killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
EPA/Landov

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 12:35 pm

For the third time this year, a blogger has died after a brutal attack on a street in Bangladesh. The writer Ananta Bijoy Das was killed by men wielding machetes. He wrote for the same blog founded by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American who died in a similar attack in February.

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Europe
6:15 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Kerry Flies To Russia To Discuss Ukraine, Syria Conflicts With Putin

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Venezuela Faces Crime Epidemic

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 am

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Parallels
9:00 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Brazil's World Cup Legacy Includes $550M Stadium-Turned-Parking Lot

Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them. The Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil (shown here in April 2014), was the most expensive of the stadiums — at a cost of $550 million — and is now being used as a bus parking lot.
Eraldo Peres AP

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 10:20 am

It has been almost a year since the World Cup in Brazil. The party is long over, but the country is still dealing with the hangover — in the form of "white elephant" stadiums and unfinished infrastructure projects. They come at a time when the country faces economic woes and the prospect of another expensive mega event: next year's summer Olympics.

The most expensive World Cup stadium — located in the capital, Brasilia, and with a price tag of $550 million — is being used as a parking lot for buses.

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