BBC Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera, followed a secret convoy transporting spent fuel from a poorly secured reactor in Serbia to Russia. It's part of a larger effort to remove nuclear material in insecure locations.
One of Iraq's most famous sculptors, Mohammad Ghani Hikmat, has returned to the city where his works from 1001 nights are Baghdad landmarks. He left after he was robbed and his son was kidnapped. Jane Arraf has more from Baghdad.
One of the places the economic downturn more or less passed by is Turkey. The Brookings Institution recently released a survey of the 150 cities in the world with the healthiest economies. Istanbul tops the list. Matthew Brunwasser reports.
Malaria is a disease of the developing world, but some Americans are being infected with malaria intentionally to help medical research. Reporter Eric Niiler profiles volunteers in a US Army study of an experimental malaria vaccine.
In parts of Africa cane rats are considered a delicacy.In Cameroon the government is promoting cane rat husbandry to provide income to small farmers and to reduce hunting pressure on wildlife. Correspondent Jori Lewis has the story from Yaounde.
Sudan may soon be split into two separate nations now that a vote for southern independence is over. Preliminary results from last week's referendum showed huge support for secession by south Sudanese voters. Matthew Brunwasser has more.
Authorities in Hong Kong today announced the seizure of a huge shipment of cocaine from South America. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Annemarie Evans and discusses the emerging drug culture in China.
In Cairo today, thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with riot police. It was the largest demonstration in Egypt in years. The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo witnessed the clashes and describes the scene to host Marco Werman.