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India's Maoist insurgency

India is preparing to strike at Maoist rebels. The 40-year-long Maoist insurgency has claimed more than 600 lives just this year. The BBC's Tinku Ray traveled to a village that used to be under Maoist control but the government has taken it back.

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New Delhi's electricity thieves

India's capital New Delhi has long suffered from a particular crime: electricity theft. But the private companies now running New Delhi's power plants have started to fight back. Reporter Elliot Hannon takes us on a power raid outside New Delhi.

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North Korea's failing currency

The North Korean government recently knocked two zeros off its currency, the won. And it ordered citizens to turn in their old cash savings. The move caused panic and riots. Katy Clark talks with Marcus Noland who is an expert on North Korea's economy.

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Terrorism in Russia

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sarah Mendelson, senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Russia and Eurasia Program in Washington, about today's bomb blasts in Moscow and the issue of terrorism within Russia.

Conflict & Justice

Bangkok under curfew

Bangkok is under curfew after a long day of violence between 'Red Shirt' protesters and Thai authorities. Marco Werman gets the latest from Ron Corben, an independent journalist who's been based in Bangkok for twenty years.

Politics

Africa at the G8

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Cargill of the British think tank Chatham House about the significance of today's meeting between G8 leaders and the heads of seven African nations.

Lifestyle & Belief

Renewables Fill the Power Gap

Marco Werman speaks with Chris Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute about the rise of solar and wind power in developing countries. Flavin says green power is an attractive alternative to unreliable service from the electric grid.