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It's eerily reminiscent of the Boston marathon bombing — grainy video footage of a young man with a backpack followed by a huge explosion. This time it's in Bangkok at a Hindu shrine popular with tourists. There are several groups who could be behind Monday's attack in the Thai capital, but so far none of the theories quite add up. Crime writer John Burdett knows a thing or two about Bangkok; it's both the setting for his novels and a place he calls home. He'll tell us what he makes of the unfolding events. Plus, we hear what people on the streets of Tehran make of their country's nuclear deal with the West.
One of the best-known shrines in the Thai capital, Bangkok, has been hit by a large explosion. More than 19 people have been killed and many more injured. The Erawan Shrine is both meaningful to Hindus and popular with tourists. Also, we'll visit a hotel in suburban Jerusalem that celebrates star-crossed lovers, including the couple who once owned the home, a Palestinian Christian and his Jewish Israeli wife. Plus, if you want to learn about plant breeding then you ought to begin by studying Renaissance paintings.
Today we hear about the raising of the US flag in Cuba and the renewed debate over freeing prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Also, meet Britain's "Donald Trump." The politician hoping to lead Britain's Labour Party, is making waves. Plus, we bring you the untold stories of the trapped Chilean miners who emerged from underground five years ago.
A massive explosion has devastated a large area of the Chinese port city of Tianjin, leaving dozens dead and hundreds injured. Also, Cuban poet Ricardo Blanco shares his thoughts on his upcoming trip to Havana to help re-open the US Embassy. Finally, we end the show with some ska music, courtesy of filmmaker Brad Klein who traces the history of ska in a new documentary.
Global markets are spooked by China's moves to devalue its currency, but what does that mean for US consumers? Plus, an ad by the pen maker BIC telling women to "look like a girl... think like a man" has not gone over well with many women in South Africa. Also, when Pope Francis visits the United States next month, gay and transgender Catholics are hoping to hear some encouraging words from the Pontiff.
Google undergoes a major restructuring with a new parent and a new leader. Also, Nigerian-German author Jennifer Teege made a terrifying discovery — her grandfather was an infamous Nazi commander, the one portrayed in "Schindler's List." Her new book is called, "My Grandfather Would've Shot Me." Plus, we hear why South Sudan's only brewery may soon have to shut down.