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Global Politics

Belarus election

Belarus holds elections this weekend that the authorities promise will be free and fair. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on the slow pace of change in the former Soviet republic.

Lifestyle & Belief

Ramadan traditions

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is one steeped in tradition: fasting, family and food. The World's Aaron Schachter reports on a dying Ramadan tradition in Syria: the art of story-telling.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese monk in exile

Marco Werman speaks with U Gawsita, one of the monks who took part in last year's uprising against the government of Myanmar. 12 months later, he's living in a boarding house in Utica, New York as a political refugee.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese youth speak

Burmese youth have launched their first television current affairs program. The program, called Youth Speak, is produced by an exile station, and broadcast via satellite from Thailand.

Jet man flies

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy, who crossed the English Channel in a daring way today. He did it with a home-made jet-propelled wing strapped to his back.