Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Middle East correspondent Christian Fraser who's at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza. He witnessed some 40 injured Palestinians cross into Egypt today.
Some 17 people face trial in China in the widening scandal over milk tainted by the plastic additive melamine. Some 300,000 Chinese infants have been sickened by the contaminated milk. But so far, Chinese courts have not allowed families to file a class-action lawsuit. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.
The Czech Republic takes over the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union on January first. The problem is, the Czech president, Vaclav Klaus, is one of the EU's harshest critics. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Prague.
An online project called "Gaza Sderot - Life in Spite of Everything" tracked people in Gaza and the southern Israeli town of Sderot for two months. Each day it posted new two-minute videos showing a slice of life from each side of the border. The World's Carol Zall has more.
Israel has so far rebuffed international calls for a ceasefire in its assault on Gaza. The next question: if and when the Israeli army will start a ground offensive. The World's Quil Lawrence has the story.
Israeli air raids over the Gaza Strip continued throughout the day today. The strikes inflicted yet more damage in the Palestinian territory. The Israelis say they're targeting installations run by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. We speak with New York Times correspondent Taghreed El-Khodary, who's in Gaza.
With 2009 likely to be a crucial year for international climate change negotiations, there's increased attention on the role agriculture may play in driving up global temperatures. Cows and sheep produce a LOT of methane, and scientists are looking at new ways to cut such "emissions". The BBC's Matt McGrath reports from Dublin.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Albania, the world's first officially atheist country. Albania's Communist leaders banned all religious organizations in 1967 and anyone caught worshipping suffered severe penalties. But religion rose up again after Communism fell in the early 1990's. Correspondent David Chanatry has the story.