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Baltimore and Nepal on The World for 4-28

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Baltimore Burns as Anger Boils Over

Chaos broke out in Baltimore on Monday as protesters took to the streets following a funeral service held for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died after suffering a spinal cord injury when he was taken into police custody earlier this month.

 

PRI's The World

 

Nepal's quake preparations not enough, despite 20 years of warnings

Scientists and experts have long agreed that Nepal was due for a large earthquake. The entire country rests on a fault zone, and the country's last major quake was just over eight decades ago. Yet the country's preparedness has lagged far behind the threat.

FROM THE NEWSROOM:  Today on The World, the amazing story of how Miki Nguyen's family escaped Vietnam as Saigon fell.  We'll hear the latest on the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts following this past weekend's devastating earthquake in Nepal. We're also going to give you a real "The World" take on a big domestic story. Paul Lewis from London's The Guardian is in Baltimore reporting on the riots following the death of Freddie Gray. He draws parallels between the racial tensions in Baltimore, and what he witnessed during the London riots in 2011.

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