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China, the Nobel and Soft Power

At this year's Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, an empty chair will highlight the recipient's absence. Liu Xiaobo is in China, serving an 11-year prison sentence. The Chinese government is furious about Liu's award. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Conflict & Justice

Britain's Russian spy case

A suspected Russian spy has been caught trying to infiltrate the government in Britain. A 25-year-old woman working for a British MP has been arrested. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall about the case.

Global Politics

Africa unites for climate change

Amid all the wrangling by the giants, the concerns of small nations have often gotten short shrift. That is one reason African countries have decided to work together more closely this year. Myles Estey has more from the UN climate site in Cancun.

Conflict & Justice

Wikileaks on Somali pirate haul

The latest trove of Wikileak dispatches sheds new light on an arms shipment that came to light when Somali pirates captured a Ukrainian freighter back in 2008. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the New York Times' Jeffery Gettlemen.

Lifestyle & Belief

Sharks off Sharm el Sheikh

When you think of Egypt you usually think of the great pyramids and ancient mummys. But this week shark attacks are in the news. They've happened in the waters off Sharm el Sheikh, the popular tourist resort, which can be found on the coast of which sea?

Global Politics

Middle East peace talks in crisis'

Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel's refusal to stop building settlements on Palestinian lands. The Obama administration says it is committed to re-starting talks. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.

Conflict & Justice

K-9 in Afghanistan

IEDs are the biggest danger to troops in Afghanistan. Troops mostly use modern technology but there's one low-tech fallback that can help get troops safely home: dogs. Correspondent Ben Gilbert reports from Afghanistan.

Conflict & Justice

The Wikileaks fallout continues

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in a British jail awaiting a hearing next week regarding his possible extradition to Sweden. The fallout from WikiLeaks' disclosure of hundreds of US State Department cables continues. The World's Clark Boyd reports.