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Global Politics

Feudal power in Pakistan

Feudal traditions in Pakistan may be an obstacle to democracy there. The World's Laura Lynch reports on how wealthy Pakistani landowners with strong political connections still wield a great deal of power over the rural people.

Global Politics

More violence as Iraqi vote begins

At least 14 people have been killed in Baghdad on the first day of voting in Iraq's parliamentary elections. On Wednesday, three suicide bombers attacked police and a hospital in Baquba, killing at least 30 people. Reporter Ben Gilbert reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

UN condemns Taliban attack

The UN has condemned a Taliban raid on a guest house in Kabul that killed six of its employees and vowed it would not deter its work in Afghanistan. The World's Aaron Schachter has stayed in the Kabul neighborhood in which the attack took place.

Conflict & Justice

Ukraine's top woman

Ukraine is used to strong women, but not necessarily powerful ones. Yulia Tymoshenko? who's running in the presidential runoff this weekend is both. Reporter Brigid McCarthy looks at the Tymoshenko phenomenon.

Conflict & Justice

Tunisia fallout in Egypt

The overthrow of the government in Tunisia has inspired anti-government protesters in other parts of the Arab world. This morning a man set himself on fire outside the Egyptian parliament. Ursula Lindsey reports.