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Strikes on Gaza continue

The Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip continued into its third day with air raids on Hamas targets. Palestinian doctors say at least 315 Palestinians have been killed since Saturday and more than one thousand have been wounded. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with New York Times correspondent Taghreed El-Khodary in Gaza.

Global Politics

Egypt's balancing act on Gaza

There have been protests across the Arab and Muslim world against the Israeli military action in Gaza. Israel is drawing much of the blame. But many are also criticizing the Egyptian government. Aya Batraway reports from Cairo.

Global Politics

50 years of US-Cuba relations

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Dan Erikson, author of "The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution," about 50 years of tense relations between the US and Cuba. This week marks the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castro and his communist regime coming to power.

Global Politics

Gaza's political repercussions

As the Israeli offensive into Gaza continues, some Israelis and Palestinians are reflecting on the timing. Israel is heading for an election in just six weeks, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was facing the possible end of his term in office in a matter of days. The World's Quil Lawrence reports.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Albania, the world's first officially atheist country. Albania's Communist leaders banned all religious organizations in 1967 and anyone caught worshipping suffered severe penalties. But religion rose up again after Communism fell in the early 1990's. Correspondent David Chanatry has the story.

Science, Tech & Environment

Cows, sheep and global warming

With 2009 likely to be a crucial year for international climate change negotiations, there's increased attention on the role agriculture may play in driving up global temperatures. Cows and sheep produce a LOT of methane, and scientists are looking at new ways to cut such "emissions". The BBC's Matt McGrath reports from Dublin.