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Conflict & Justice

Massacre in Nigeria

Details about a massacre outside the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday are still sketchy. Authorities arrested dozens of Muslim men after the attacks. The BBC's Komla Dumor visited one of the villages and speaks with one of the survivors.

Global Politics

Preval meets Obama

Haiti's President, Rene Preval, met with President Obama at the White House today. Preval asked the US to keep helping rebuild his nation following January's devastating earthquake. The World's Katy Clark reports.

Global Politics

Life in Palau after Guantanamo

The Obama Administration has been trying to find countries willing to take in several Uighur men who were detained at Guantanamo. Some have now been relocated to the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has their story.

Arts, Culture & Media

When silence is golden

Drivers of London's black cabs are famous for their skills as talkers, a trait that delights some passengers but annoys others. New recruits to the job could be given training in another skill: knowing when to zip it. The World's Alex Collins has more.

Conflict & Justice

Israel plans more settlements

Israel announced plans for new Jewish settlements in mostly-Arab East Jerusalem. This despite US pressure not to build more settlements, and Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel. Marco Werman learns more from the BBC's Jonathan Donnison in Gaza.

Conflict & Justice

Japan's nuclear secret

Japan revealed today it violated its own non-nuclear principles established after World War II and lied about it for decades in a secret pact with the United States. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Professor Andrew Gordon.

Global Politics

England's soccer dilemma

One of the favorites to win this year's FIFA world cup tournament is England. But England only won a world championship once, way back in 1966 and The World's Alex Gallafent (an England fan) is now worried that the English team is unraveling.

Conflict & Justice

Portugal's soft war on drugs

Ten years ago Portugal decriminalized drug use. All drugs. From cocaine to heroin. The idea is to treat drug users as sick people, not criminals. Most feel that decriminalization is working. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Lisbon.