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Who runs Pakistan?

Pakistan's ruling coalition has fallen apart, with the leader of one major party pulling out of the government. That increases the uncertainty in Pakistan, a key U-S ally. Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Islamabad.

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China's official corruption

A new report reveals that Chinese officials misused or embezzled billions of dollars in public funds last year. Jamila Trindle reports that the Chinese government is scrambling to show its citizens that it's addressing high-level corruption.

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India's abortion debate

Abortion is legal in India, within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Now some Indians want to change the law to allow later abortions in certain cases. The BBC's Tinku Ray has the story.

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Kadima front runner

Israel's ruling Kadima party holds a primary later this month to select a new leader. The current leader, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is stepping down in the midst of a corruption scandal.

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French minister reveals pregnancy

France has a female politician in the media spotlight, too. She's Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who this week announced that she is pregnant, but won't reveal who the father is. Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Anita Elash in Paris.

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Spain's plan to lower unemployment

Spain has the highest jobless rate in Europe. And just how is the government proposing to deal with it? By floating a controversial plan to eliminate visas for foreign workers. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

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Kim Jong IL

North Korea marked its 60th anniversary with a massive military parade today. Many high level military officials were in evidence. But there was one noticeable absence -- North Korea's leader Kim Jong-IL. Anchor Marco Werman explains that Kim's no-show is fuelling speculation about his state of health.