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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.

All Things Considered

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.

All Things Considered

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.

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.

All Things Considered

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.

Morning Edition

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.

Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France were among those who attended a ceremony in the Armenian capital. German lawmakers vote to call the event "genocide."

French Swimmer Leveaux’s Autobiography Stirs Up Controversy

April 25, 2015
The French Swimming Federation isn't thrilled with former swimmer Amaury Leveaux's new tell-all autobiography. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Former French swimmer Amaury Leveaux wrote an autobiography, but it isn’t exactly a hit among members of the French Swimming Federation.

101 Dead As 7.8 Quake Hits Nepal, Causing Big Damage

April 25, 2015
Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, collapsing houses, centuries-old temples and cutting open roads in the worst tremor in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.

Drone Strike Deaths Raise Questions

April 24, 2015
President Barack Obama makes a statement in the Brady Briefing room at the White House April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. President Obama talked about a US drone strike that targeted a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan but inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Italy says it wants more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Japanese Train Breaks Speed Record, Again

April 24, 2015
The Maglev (magnetic levitation) train speeds during a test run on the experimental track in Tsuru, 100km west of Tokyo, on May 11, 2010. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

A maglev train in Japan broke its own record, hitting a speed of 375 miles per hour on a test run near Mount Fugi.

Russell Crowe Taps History To Make ‘The Water Diviner’

April 24, 2015
Russell Crowe directs and stars as Joshua Connor in the drama "The Water Diviner." (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Academy Award winner directed and stars in the film, which draws on the diaries of young Australian soldiers.

Week In The News: Drone Deaths, Migrant Crisis, No Answers For Freddie Gray

April 24, 2015
The Rev. Jamal Bryant leads a rally outside of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP)

Loretta Lynch gets a vote. Race and anger in Baltimore. Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Petraeus, sentenced. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Lessons From Australia’s 17-Year Drought

April 23, 2015
Nic Walker carries his son Tasman in his arms during a daily afternoon walk at his property 'Rio Station' on March 20, 2014 in Longreach, Australia. Queensland, Australia's second-largest state, is currently suffering from its widest spread drought on record. Almost 80 percent of the region is now declared affected. The Australian government recently approved an emergency drought relief package of A$320m, of which at least A$280m is allocated for loans to assist eligible farm businesses to recover. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

As California continues to deal with a drought, we take a look at the policies and laws that Australia put in place during its drought.

Obama Expresses ‘Profound Regret’ For Hostages Killed In Drone Strike

April 23, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The White House admitted Thursday that a January U.S. operation against an al-Qaida compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group. The White House identified the hostages killed in the operation against the border compound as U.S. contractor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The hostages, one American and one Italian, were killed in a counterterrorism operation in January that also killed an al-Qaida leader.

The Armenian Genocide Story At 100

April 23, 2015
In this Sunday, April 12, 2015 pool photo Pope Francis, right, is greeted by Catholicos Aram I, second left, and the head of Armenia's Orthodox Church Karekin II, left, during an Armenian-Rite Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling the massacre by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognize it as such. (AP)

One hundred years after the genocide, Armenians are still working through the story. Writers Litty Mathew and Eric Bogosian join us.

India's Tiny Community Of Wild Asian Lions

April 22, 2015
A female Asiatic lion in the Gir forest. (Rupal Vaidya/Wikimedia Commons)

Almost all the world’s lions live in Africa, but a small group of wild Asian lions in India is a remnant of a once much larger population.

Who Are The Mediterranean Migrant Smugglers?

April 22, 2015
Migrants who were hoping to reach Europe by boat sit at Abu Salim detention centre for illegal migrants in the Libyan capital Tripoli on April 21, 2015, after they were detained at a Libyan port as they waited inside a boat to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to Libyan security forces. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian criminologist Andrea Di Nicola spent two years traveling with the traffickers. He explains who they are and how they operate.

Migrant Deaths In The Mediterranean: Why It’s Gotten Worse

April 22, 2015
Rescued migrants are assisted down the gangplank by Italian Red Cross workers as they disembark from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica after arriving in the Sicilian harbor of Augusta on April 22, 2015. European governments came under increasing pressure to tackle the Mediterranean's migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit, as harrowing details emerged of the fate of hundreds who died in the latest tragedy. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

European leaders are debating how the continent should deal with this crisis of people risking their lives to flee poverty and violence.

American Woman Hopes To Summit Everest Without Oxygen Canisters

April 22, 2015
Melissa Arnot is preparing to summit Mount Everest wihtout the assistance of a Sherpa or supplemental oxygen. (Jon Mancuso Photography)

Melissa Arnot, 30, is climbing world’s highest mountain without assistance from a Sherpa or supplemental oxygen.

’60 Minutes’ Footage Of Sarin Gas Attack Prompts Questions About Graphic Images

April 22, 2015
CBS News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley, who reported the story, said there was no question at the network of whether or not to air the video. (cbsnews.com)

CBS News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley said there was no question at the network of whether or not to air the video.

Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

April 21, 2015
Catedral Apostólica Armênia São Jorge - São Paulo, Brazil - "There is a small area of land in Asia Minor that is called Armenia, but it is not so. It is not Armenia. It is a place. There are only Armenians, and they inhabit the earth, not Armenia, since there is no Armenia. There is no America and there is no England, and no France, and no Italy. There is only the earth." -William Saroyan in The Armenian and The Armenian (Scout Tufankjian)

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.

A Fast Track For The Trans-Pacific Partnership

April 21, 2015
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., third right, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, leading a delegation of U.S. lawmakers, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third left, at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP)

TPP. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is headed onto the fast track for a vote now. We’ll look at the big trade-pact and big debate around it. Plus, the latest on the boat migrant crisis in Europe.

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