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Powerful Aftershock Jars Kathmandu; Nepal Quake Death Toll Rises

A powerful magnitude-6.7 aftershock rumbled through the Nepalese capital and sent terrified people running for open ground Sunday. It was only one of many that followed Saturday's massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which killed at least 2,500.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, center, arrives at a Zulu gathering at a stadium in Durban, South Africa. Six people have died in anti-immigrant violence in the city in recent weeks, and another death has been reported in Johannesburg; Zwelithini is accused of inciting the attacks with incendiary comments, but says his remarks were taken out of context. AP hide caption

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Africa

South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish of potatoes stuffed with chicken. This one was cooked at a culinary institute in Lima, Peru, but a version may soon be appearing on a plate near you, thanks in part to a push by Peru's government to promote the national cuisine. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy — one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

"Question Bridge: Black Males" attempts to represent black male identity in America via a video question-and-answer exchange. At top center is Jesse Williams, the project's executive producer. Question Bridge: Black Males hide caption

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Code Switch

Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.

Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, on Saturday. Authorities say 34 people were arrested in the protest over Gray, who died in police custody last week. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

On April 4, 1975, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in Operation Babylift crashed on approach during an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. Courtesy of Bud Traynor hide caption

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History

Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

Tiny Desk Concerts

DakhaBrakha: Tiny Desk Concert

An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.

The National Guard Bureau commissioned this painting, "Indiana Rangers: The Army Guard in Vietnam," as part of its series of paintings depicting significant moments in Guard history. It represents members of the Company D, 151st Infantry division — one of a few Guard units deployed to Vietnam — on duty in the jungle Mort Kunstler/National Guard Bureau hide caption

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Back At Base

International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service IPBS

During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.

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In Adult Beginners, Nick Kroll plays a failed tech entrepreneur who moves in with his older sister (Rose Byrne) and starts looking after her young son (Caleb and Matthew Paddock). Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Actor Nick Kroll: 'I'm A Real Solid Uncle The First Hour'

"By hour three," Kroll says, "I'm either on my phone or taking a nap." He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.

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