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Truck poetry in Pakistan

Driving in Karachi's crazy traffic can be very stressful. But amidst all this mess there is one source of pleasure � the wonderfully decorated public transport vehicles. Fahad Desmukh reports on the poetry that adorns many vehicles in Pakistan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Honorary Oscar for Godard

�French New Wave' director Jean-Luc Godard is getting an honorary Oscar tomorrow, though some critics say he shouldn't. They say he's anti-Semitic and so are some of his films.That is not the way people in France see the director. Anita Elash has more.

Conflict & Justice

Lust-in-heart case in Italy

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on a case in Italy where a judge upheld a Church ruling annulling a marriage because the woman had THOUGHT about having an affair. She did not actually HAVE one. The ruling means the woman is also denied alimony.

Conflict & Justice

Preparing for Elections in Congo

There will be elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo a year from now. Some Congo experts say free and fair elections are paramount but others say the international community focuses too much on elections. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Global Politics

The top cotton producers

The high price of cotton figures in today's Geo Quiz. So, we're wondering where the world's supply of cotton comes from. We'd like you to name the top three cotton producing nations. Together, they account for more than 65 million bales of the soft stuff

Arts, Culture & Media

Poland duo Paula and Karol

A new Polish band is creating buzz on the Warsaw scene � Paula and Karol. They're attracting attention not just because of their folk-indie sound and their appealing lyrics � but because the songs they sing are so� nice. Amy Drozdowska reports.

Conflict & Justice

Britain gets tough on welfare

These are tough economic times and countries are imposing some tough economic measures. Britain is reducing spending on higher education. The World's Laura Lynch updates on Britain's latest sweeping changes to the country's social safety net.

Conflict & Justice

New Iraqi government takes shape

Re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister; but the power-sharing deal was thrown into doubt after the main Sunni alliance walked out of parliament. Lisa Mullins talks with The BBC's Jim Muir.