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Obama condemns Koran burning plan

President Barack Obama had previously said plans to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 are a 'recruitment bonanza' for al-Qaeda. Terry Jones, the pastor behind the plan, had said the burning would be a way to stand up to terrorism.

Arts, Culture & Media

Interview with Yiyun Li

Writer Yiyun Li was born in China. Her first book of stories, published just five years ago, inspired comparisons with Hemingway. Li talks with Marco Werman about her journey to America, and what she learned by returning to Beijing.

Global Politics

Haitian student in New York

Since the earthquake in Haiti, thousands of Haitians have arrived in the US. One grassroots organization in Brooklyn helps such students finds places at schools. The World's Alex Gallafent has this story in our series ?Learning in two languages'.

Global Politics

Chinese leader meets US officials

Chinese president, Hu Jintao, met with senior US officials, including Larry Summers, director of President Obama's National Economic Council today. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Washington Post Asia diplomatic correspondent John Pomfret.


Bringing American football to Africa

It's football season again and Iowa's Drake University took the occasion to announce plans for its football team to play a game in Tanzania; the inaugural Global Kilimanjaro Bowl in May 2011. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Global Politics

Middle East peace talks

A new round of Middle East peace talks is now under way, and the goal is to reach a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in one year. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.