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April 28, 2015
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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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Quake-hit Nepal 'on war footing' Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles with the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says, as the death toll passes 5,000.
Indonesia prisoners in final goodbye A group of prisoners due to be executed for drugs offences in Indonesia have spent what are believed to be their final moments with their families.
Troops deployed for Baltimore riots Thousands of troops and police officers are deployed to the US city of Baltimore, after riots linked to the death of a black man in police custody.
What the AP gap looks like at your high school
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Donations pour in for Nepal
How does aid money reach people on the ground?
Spending $100 million to break down AP class barriers
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