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Arts, Culture & Media

Cantonese: a Dialect in Peril?

In official China, Mandarin is favored over all other dialects. That has had a knock-on effect here in the US, where Cantonese used to be the dominant Chinese language. Reporter Nina Porzucki reports from New York on how Cantonese is faring.

Conflict & Justice

Details emerge in terror plot

Three men were convicted on Monday in a British court of plotting to blow up at least seven planes travelling from London to the US and Canada. Prosecutors exposed links between the plotters and a mastermind in Pakistan. Laura Lynch reports.

Global Politics

British spy agency's Facebook blunder

Eyebrows raised when Shelley Sawers posted on Facebook photos of where she and her husband live and the names of relatives. Why? Lady Sawers is the wife of the head of MI6. Lisa Mullins talks with Sarah Lyall, London correspondent for the New York Times.

Global Politics

Assessing US intelligence on Iran

Iranian media announced today successful tests of missiles which are capable of reaching Israel and American bases in the Gulf, this after revelations of a secret nuclear enrichment program. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Charles Duelfer.

Conflict & Justice

Cyber espionage in China

A China-based cyber-spying ring was exposed this week. It's members hacked into computers belonging to India's Defense Ministry. For the past eight months, Canadian and US computer security researchers have been shadowing the hackers online.

Conflict & Justice

Swine flu hits high up in Canada

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with CBC reporter Patricia Bell about an outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population in the Canadian territory Nunavut. Bell herself is a suspected flu case and is under quarantine in Nunavut's territorial capital

Conflict & Justice

Twitter's role in Iran protests

Tens of thousands of Iranians marched in the streets of Tehran today, despite a government crackdown on protests and the news media. The World's Alex Gallafent explores the role played by the social networking site Twitter in the ongoing protests in Iran.