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April 27, 2015
April 27, 2015
PRI's The World: 04/24/2015 The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean: What's driving people to flee, and how could a European Union plan stem the flow of would-be refugees? Also, it's been two years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. We find out how some of the survivors are faring. There's also another anniversary today, though a much lighter one. Forty years ago "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" hit the silver screen.
PRI's The World: 04/23/2015 The White House says two aid workers ? one American, one Italian ? were accidentally killed in a drone strike against al-Qaeda in January. We'll hear more about the American aid worker, Warren Weinstein, from a friend and former colleague. Plus, a Syrian filmmaker tells us about his cousin, a farmer who was forced to join President Bashar al-Assad's army. We'll also visit the University of Texas, El Paso where the student body is 80 percent Latino, but its buildings are 100 percent Bhutanese.
PRI's The World: 04/22/2015 Saudi Arabia has resumed air strikes on Yemen, just hours after saying its bombing campaign was over. We'll get the reaction from a Yemeni human rights worker who's currently stuck in London. Also, why are scientists using hockey to track climate change? Plus, Norway is getting rid of FM radio. What are they thinking? Don't touch that dial...
Nepal quake aid effort stepped up The international aid effort for Nepal is gathering pace, with Saturday's massive earthquake now known to have killed at least 3,900 people.
Indonesia condemned over executions France and Australia have condemned the death penalty "in all circumstances", as executions for three of their nationals loom in Indonesia.
Germany 'failed to warn' before MH17 Germany was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine before flight MH17 was shot down, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say.
Chemical Change In Synthetic Marijuana Suspected Of Causing Illnesses The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.
With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.
Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.