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Global Politics

Meeting tackles cybercrime

Many computer fraud scams originate in West Africa. Today, computer experts from 20 West African countries met in Ivory Coast to discuss how to fight such Internet scams. Host Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's John James in Abidjan.

Global Politics

Created in China: Part I

China invented paper, printing, the compass and the seismograph, among the first to harness fossil fuels, and map the stars. Then, it lost its innovative edge. Now China hopes to lead the world in creativity. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story.

Global Politics

Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.