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Eurovision, Europe's premier pop-music song contest, bans songs that have political lyrics. Yet the 54-year-old competition has played a role in more than one country's political drama. Anchor Marco Werman explains.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Today we were looking for the name of a Caribbean island where the local frogs are so threatened that scientists are airlifting some of them to safety. The answer is Montserrat. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Andrew Cunningham of the Zoological Society of London.

Arts, Culture & Media

Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Laura Lynch takes us to a pub in Dublin, Ireland, that's gone back to basics. Gone are the pool tables, televisions, and speakers turned up too loud. Patrons instead can enjoy their favorite brew with some old-fashioned entertainment -- local musicians playing traditional music.

Conflict & Justice

Psychology of war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Metz of the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania about the psychology of counter-insurgency and its applications in Afghanistan.

Global Politics

Hezbollah in Lebanon

Some say the militant group Hezbollah has a good chance of winning a majority in Lebanon's legislative elections next month. The World's Aaron Schachter reports on what the reaction in the US and Europe might be to a Hezbollah-dominated government.

Arts, Culture & Media

Iraqi blogger in the U.S.

Iraqi-born blogger Sahar Gabriel is accustomed to living on the edge in Baghdad. But two months ago she moved to America, where she's joining a long line of job seekers. Sahar Gabriel shares her impressions of her adopted homeland with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Global Politics

Burmese pro-democracy leader faces trial again

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the new charges brought by the military government of Myanmar against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She faces a new trial just as her current house arrest was about to end. The new charges stem from a bizarre incident last week when an American man swam across a lake to Suu Kyi's house.

Global Politics

Sunnis and Shias in Iraq

The establishment of the Sunni Awakening Councils were a key element in bringing some stability to war-ravaged Iraq. The BBC's Natalya Antelava now reports that the councils are feeling sidelined by Iraq's Shia dominated government.