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PRI's The World: 04/27/2015 The tiny nation of Nepal is struggling to recover from a major earthquake that hit the region over the weekend. More than 4,000 are dead, and thousands are without housing, water and power. We'll talk to people on the ground. Also, we begin a week of coverage about the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. Today, Valerie Hamilton tells us about the first Vietnamese language newspaper in the United States. Plus, we hear about efforts to use zoo animal waste as bio-fuel.
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.
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'Most Nepal troops' in quake effort Nine out of 10 Nepalese troops are reportedly taking part in search and rescue operations after a massive earthquake that killed 4,000 people.
Baltimore emergency as riots erupt A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
Australian weds as execution looms Convicted Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan marries his girlfriend in Indonesia's prison, ahead of his expected execution.
On the ground from Kathmandu, Nepal
Aid workers face challenges after a devastating quake.
Service Info: It's like Yelp...but for refugees
The IRC unveils a Yelp-like service for refugees
Why in the world do airlines overbook tickets?
It's intentional, and not totally evil ? it might even be good.
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