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3:17 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Soldiers in Malta carry coffins during a funeral service for 24 migrants who drowned while trying to reach southern Italy.
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Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 3:34 pm

This week, the bodies of 24 unidentified migrants were laid to rest in Malta, the European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. They were among more than 800 people who lost their lives last weekend off the coast of Libya when their ship capsized as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach a better life.

Lieutenant Keith Caruana of the Armed Forces of Malta spoke with NPR's Arun Rath about the situation in the Mediterranean — and the toll it has taken on rescuers after more than a decade of trying to save the lives of desperate people seeking safety.

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Sports
3:17 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

How Will 'Off-The-Field' Issues Affect Jameis Winston's NFL Prospects?

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 3:34 pm

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U.S.
3:17 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 9:40 pm

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Asia
3:17 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

A Day After Earthquake, Nepal Struck By Aftershocks

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 5:51 pm

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The Two-Way
12:21 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a celebration to mark the first anniversary of Crimea's incorporation into Russia, in Moscow, on March 18.
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In a new documentary in Russia, President Vladimir Putin says that the annexation of Crimea just over a year ago was justified and righted a historical wrong.

In the film titled The President, Putin denies that the importance of the Black Sea peninsula is not strategic. "It's because this has elements of historical justice. I believe we did the right thing and I don't regret anything," he says, according to RIA news agency.

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