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Investors at a trading house in Beijing are in shock after losing a lot of money as their stocks plunged in value in recent days. Meanwhile, the Chinese economic collapse is also reverberating in Brazil, a country that depends heavily on exports of raw materials. Plus, why are so many foods we buy here in the US suddenly flavored with lime? Hint: it has to do with the ever-growing purchasing power of Latino consumers.
Three Americans are being hailed as heroes in France, but what's the lesson? One of the Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack aboard a Paris-bound train has said that for him the lesson is that everyone should be prepared — just in case. A counter-terrorism expert isn't so sure. Plus, we check in with what's happening to stock markets around the world. Also, we hear about an attempt to raise a storied ship from beneath the sea using large balloons.
Who doesn't love a good spy story? We have a tale of Cold War espionage involving a British agent spying for the Soviets in New York. Also, the prime minister in Greece resigned Thursday and called for new elections. Now the opposition says they will attempt to form a new coalition government to avoid a vote. Plus, what does Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film "Apocalypse Now" have to do with the start of surfing in the Philippines?
Today, we're talking about transportation. One expert describes our passenger rail network and what we can learn from other countries to make it better. Later, we move to pedal power and a problem in Amsterdam where abandoned bikes litter city streets. One college kid thinks he's found the solution, and if you live in Minneapolis, or Boston, or even New York, it might be familiar to you. Plus, we take a culinary tour of Cuba.
Would you take on the guy whose name is on the building where you work? Ricardo Aca did. He buses tables at the Koi Restaurant in the Trump Soho Hotel, and he's in a new video criticizing Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants. Also, we travel with an aid convoy from England to France. Volunteers are taking much needed supplies to a camp in Calais, where the residents are refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa. Plus, we remember a Syrian archaeologist who devoted his life to caring for the ancient ruins of Palmyra. Syrian officials say ISIS militants have publicly beheaded him.
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.