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BBC back in Zimbabwe

The BBC returns to Zimbabwe with a day of live broadcasting from the African country. The Africa Have Your Say' program comes from Chitungwiza, a Soweto-like' township outside Harare. The hometown of host Farayi Mungazi. Marco Werman talked with him.

Conflict & Justice

Massacre in Guinea

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with African expert Elizabeth Schmidt on the significance of the stadium in Conakry, Guinea where a massacre took place on September 28th. 157 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded when troops opened fire on protesters.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Preseli Hills in West Wales, that archaeologists say are the source of massive stones used to build a recently discovered circle of stones dubbed Blue Stonehenge. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Professor Julian Thomas

Conflict & Justice

German author wins Nobel

Herta M�ller has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. The Romanian born author is renowned for her books based on life under the harsh regime of the dictator Ceausescu. M�ller was born in 1953 in Romania. Jeb Sharp profiles the German author.

Business, Finance & Economics

Out of stock

You might be out of luck if you check your local bookstore for works by the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature; Anchor Marco Werman tells us what happened when one of The World's staffers called around to some of the major US bookstores.

Conflict & Justice

Life after Gitmo

President Obama signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba by January 2010. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how former Guantanamo detainees often struggle to reintegrate into society after their release.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're searching for a Pacific island atoll that lies just about halfway between North America and Asia. Its beaches are often littered with trash came from a floating mass of plastic trash called the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.