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Arts, Culture & Media

Chinese novels

Host Lisa Mullins talks with The World's book critic, Chris Merrill, about two Chinese novels recently out in English translations: the books are "Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out" by Mo Yan, and "Wolf Totem� by Jiang Rong.

Earthquake witness

Anne Zuckerman is a teacher at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and she was on campus when the powerful earthquake hit; Host Lisa Mullins speaks to Zuckerman about the earthquake -- and about having to evacuate her apartment.

Aid arrives in southern Burma

Some international aid is starting to make its way to those in need in southern Burma but it's more than a week since the cyclone struck the region; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Joe Lowry, spokesman for the Red Cross in Burma.

Global Politics

Beirut aftermath

Ben Gilbert reports from Beirut on how the city's residents have reacted to the recent fighting between political factions -- and how new fighting has erupted elsewhere in Lebanon.

Conflict & Justice

Lebanese politics: what's next?

The World's Aaron Schachter follows up with a report on Lebanon's fragile political situation, as the question for many is whether the Lebanese government and opposition will agree to share power, ending a political stalemate that has lasted months.