Which cities around the world are already bidding to host the 2014 Winter Olympics? The answers are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Borjomi, Georgia; Jaca, Spain; Pyeong Chang, South Korea; Salzburg, Austria; Sochi, Russia; and Sofia, Bulgaria.
The World's Alex Gallafent introduces us to Richie Barshay, an American percussionist who plays around the world with the likes of Herbie Hancock and The Klezmatics. He demonstrates an instrument he picked up in South Asia on a recent tour -- the tabla.
Officials from the US and Pakistan meet to ease tensions (4:10) April 5, 2006permalink
Condoleezza Rice today defended a controversial civilian nuclear deal that the United States signed with India last month. The Secretary of State told a Senate committee that the agreement won't add to an arms race in South Asia. The World's Athena Desai reports.
Relations between the US and Pakistan strained report (4:05) April 5, 2006permalink
Despite being a close ally on the war on terror relations between the US and Pakistan are strained. Officials from both countries are meeting today to try and patch things up. Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Husain Haqqani, a former advisor to three Pakistani Prime Ministers, about the tenuous relationship.
Tripoli International Trade Fair Libya report (4:25) April 5, 2006permalink
The World's Marco Werman reports on the Tripoli International Trade Fair Libya. The United States has a pavilion at the fair, for the first time since 1979. American companies like Xerox, Coke and Fed Ex are eyeing Libya as ripe for business, but Libya is still on the State Department's list of sponsors of terrorism.
Political unrest in Nepal (3:55) April 5, 2006permalink
The BBC's Charles Haviland reports on political unrest in Nepal. The opposition has called for a nationwide strike to pressure Nepal's king to restore democracy more than a year after he seized control of the government.
Mapping software report (4:25) April 5, 2006permalink
Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Shelley McConnell from the Carter Center in Atlanta. The center's using state-of-the-art mapping software to help promote democracy in Latin American countries.