Today on The World: Israel expresses concern over Iran's recent missile tests; The Iraqi government pushes the US for a timetable for US troop withdrawal; And former hostage Ingrid Betancourt captures the media spotlight in France.
Israel said today it was gravely concerned by today's Iranian missile tests. But the BBC's Jonathan Marcus in Jerusalem tells anchor Lisa Mullins that war is unlikely.
Iraqi government wants US withdrawal timetable (4:30) July 9, 2008 download |permalink
The Iraqi government says it wants a timetable for US withdrawal to be included in a new security agreement between the two countries. The World's Matthew Bell reports on how the issue plays within each country's political context.
The BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports on a murder mystery gripping Germany's Ruhr Valley. Someone is going around killing people's pet rabbits. The report contains descriptions some listeners could find disturbing.
China's rapid urbanization is drawing hundreds of millions of people to its cities. And that's having a profound impact on those in the villages left behind. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the third in our series on China's urbanization.