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Global Politics

In dealing with ISIS, Obama could take cues from the Camp David Accords

The nature of war is that it’s impossible to predict its outcome, and the current military campaign against ISIS is no exception. But some conflicts can have peaceful conclusions — like the Camp David Accords that ended the Israel-Egypt conflict. Author Lawrence Wright argues that we can turn to the diplomacy of Jimmy Carter to learn how to deal with ISIS.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

World Digital Library Goes Live

A UNESCO project went online today. It's the World Digital Library. It's a collaboration among libraries and cultural institutions around the world that are making some of their treasures available on line. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Global Hit: Shimon Peres

Israeli President Shimon Peres; He's been in Israeli politics for more than half a century. Turns out, that whole time, he's also been writing poems. And some of those poems have now been set to music. Daniel Estrin has today's Global Hit.

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.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for the Pacific island nation where someone set a new world record today for 'longest distance to spit a champagne cork.' Marco Werman speaks with Justine Bourdariat of Guinness World Records.