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4 Years After Rana Plaza Tragedy, What's Changed For Bangladeshi Garment Workers?

NPR | April 30, 2017

Four years after the deadliest garment factory disaster, a new report by Human Rights Watch finds that many global apparel companies have not signed a transparency pledge regarding its supply chains.

The Surprising Wishes Of India's Sex Workers

NPR | April 30, 2017

A researcher found that some of them don't want to be "rescued." And that in one community, sex work is a traditional occupation for married women.

19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

NPR | April 29, 2017

Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.

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Technology | World

Turkey Blocks Wikipedia Accusing It Of Running 'Smear Campaign'

NPR | April 29, 2017 3:42 p.m.

Wikipedia refused to remove content, leading to the ban. It's the latest in what critics say is a crackdown on free speech.

World | Election

Marine Le Pen Aligns Herself With Mainstream Onetime Rival

NPR | April 29, 2017 3:40 p.m.

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would choose a former rival as prime minister if she wins. It is the first time a mainstream party aligned itself with Le Pen's National Front.

Arts | World | Health

She Calls Her Movies 'Afro Bubble Gum Art'

NPR | April 29, 2017 3:03 p.m.

Wanuri Kahiu doesn't want to make films about suffering Africans. Her movies celebrate happiness — with a sci-fi twist.

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Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

NPR | April 29, 2017 8:43 a.m.

Military helicopters flew overhead as the Pope celebrated Mass for some 15 thousand Catholics in a stadium.

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Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

NPR | April 28, 2017 5:41 p.m.

Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.

World | Election

Trump Warns Of Potential 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

NPR | April 28, 2017 5:17 p.m.

"There's a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea, absolutely," the president said, adding that he would prefer a diplomatic solution.

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The Pentagon Investigates Possible Friendly Fire Deaths In Afghanistan

NPR | April 28, 2017 4:52 p.m.

U.S. forces targeting an ISIS leader may have accidentally killed two of their own.

World | Election | Nation

Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

NPR | April 28, 2017 2:19 p.m.

The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

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France's New Far-Right Leader Quits Over Alleged Holocaust Denial

NPR | April 28, 2017 11:19 a.m.

With Marine Le Pen in a tight race ahead of next weekend's election, accusations of Holocaust denial prompted a quick shakeup at the head of her party.

World | Election | Nation

Transcript: NPR Interviews Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson

NPR | April 28, 2017 8:57 a.m.

In his first interview with NPR, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a wide-ranging interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep.