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The World's Alex Gallafent profiles Black Sea Hotel, a four member choir from Brooklyn, New York. It's members are American women. But they sing folk music from the Balkans.

Conflict & Justice

Interview with Pervez Musharraf

The former president of Pakistan was America's ally in fighting Muslim extremism. Many in Washington said he did too little. Many Pakistanis said he bowed to western pressure. He talks with Marco Werman about the delicate balance of leading Pakistan.

Conflict & Justice

Boston terrorism arrest

A man has been charged with terrorism-related offenses that include plotting to kill people in an American shopping mall. Tarek Mehanna was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

China's lost art

China will send a team of experts around the world to catalog cultural relics it claims were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at an episode many Chinese regard as one of the most humiliating in their history.

Conflict & Justice

Egypt to ban full women's veils

Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab. The practice is widely associated with more radical trends of Islam. Reporter Aya Batrawy has the story.