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Freshlyground

In the Global Hit, Marco Werman tells us about news that pop band Freshlyground has had their work visas for neighboring Zimbabwe revoked. a song and video skewering President Robert Mugabe's 30 years in power, seems to have angered officials.

Global Politics

Iranian diplomat defects

In the past year, three Iranian diplomats have resigned in protest against the government, and have asked for asylum in Europe. The latest defection came today. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Global Politics

US-Saudi arms deal

The Pentagon is set to notify the Congress in Washington of a $60 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, reports quoting US officials say. Lisa Mullins talks with Adam Entous, the National Security Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Global Politics

Cuba plans massive layoff

The Cuban government says it will slash a half million government jobs over the next six months. The idea is to shrink the government payroll while increasing private-sector jobs. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Andy Gomez at the University of Miami.

Global Politics

Takashi Murakami in Versailles

The palace in Versailles is among the most visited sites in France. Starting Tuesday people can see an exhibit of Japanese contemporary art that has some French traditionalists up in arms. Genevieve 0ger reports from Versailles.

Global Politics

Peace talks in Egypt

Peace talks resumed today in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh. The World's Matthew Bell takes a look at how the debate over Israeli settlements in the West Bank may affect the talks.

Conflict & Justice

Former Swiss prisoners seek justice

In Switzerland, thousands of victims of a policy known as 'administrative detention' are demanding an investigation and compensation for being imprisoned without committing any crime. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the story from the BBC's Imogene Foulkes.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geoquiz is Finnish Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland. It lies inside the Arctic Circle and was recently the destination for 14 of the world's top chefs who gathered for an unusual culinary challenge.

Arts, Culture & Media

Happy Birthday, Super Mario!

Super Mario turns 25 today, the first Super Mario Brothers title was released on September 13th, 1985. The game has sold more than 40 million copies. James Binns is a video games expert and the publisher of �Edge� online in London.

Global Politics

Vatican reaction to Belgian scandal

The sexual abuse of children by priests in Belgium is the just the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church in recent years. Lisa Mullins discusses the damage to the church with John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.

Global Politics

Another prime minister for Japan?

Akiko Fujita profiles Ichiro Ozawa who could become the third prime minister of Japan in the space of one year. Ozawa is a veteran powerbroker in Japan's Democratic Party. He's looking to unseat the current party leader, Japan's ruling prime minister.