The BBC's Aleem Maqbool is re-tracing the route taken by Mary and Joseph in the biblical Christmas story on their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. And as the story goes, Mary and Joseph traveled by donkey. So that's what Maqbool is doing. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with him about his experience so far.
Music fans are using the internet as a battleground to campaign for their favorite cover version of Leonard Cohen's 1984 love song "Hallelujah." The World's Alex Gallafent tells the story to anchor Lisa Mullins.
English novelist Charles Dickens often published his novels in serial form. The stories would be broken down into installments to be read over time. The method tantalized readers as well as made his work more accessible to those who might not be able to afford a whole novel. Now some of those original series are showing up on line. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
British-Iraq doctor sentenced in bomb plot (4:50) December 17, 2008 download |permalink
A judge in London today sentenced a British-Iraqi physician to at least 32 years in prison for his attempts to bomb a London nightclub and a Scottish airport last year. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Peter Hunt about the case.
Pakistan says no firm evidence on Mumbai (4:00) December 17, 2008 download |permalink
The United States and Britain support India's assertions that the gunmen responsible for the recent attacks in Mumbia, India are part of a militant group based in Pakistan. But Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari maintains there's no solid evidence. The World's Matthew Bell has the story.
Today on The World: Pakistan's president pushes India to back up claims that link Pakistan to the Mumbai attacks; a British-Iraqi doctor convicted of two failed bomb plots is sentenced to 32 years in jail; and desperately needed AIDS drugs are stolen for recreational use in South Africa.