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Nepal: Earth Tremors Fading, Monsoon Looming.

June 25, 2013
Kathmandu is gradually repopulating with residents like Anil who left soon after April’s earthquake. He explains that he returned to the capital from Chitwan (in south Nepal, bordering India). “I went for 20 days with father (also a taxi driver) and my stepmother; we have no house in the village, so we slept here”, he says, gently pounding the steering wheel of his taxi.

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Dr. Aliya Sousa was the daughter and biographer of the remarkable and prolific Iraqi author, researcher, engineer and hydrologist, Dr. Ahmed Sousa (1900-1983).
In this 1999 interview in Baghdad, she recalls his early life. Aliya Sousa perished in the bombing of the UN office in Baghdad, August 19, 2003.
sound Sample Aliya Sousa speaks about her father Dr. Ahmed Sousa 7:29

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