According to Turkish government statistics, most Turks do not sit down and read on a regular basis. So the Turkish government has started a campaign to promote reading. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford has the story.
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe swore in his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, as prime minister today. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Samwan Muchemwa about the prospects for the new power-sharing arrangement.
A split decision in Israel's election means tough negotiations to form a new government; Also, Zimbabwe forms a power-sharing government, 11 months after its election; and why Mexico City is drying up.
Lasantha and Sonali on their wedding dayLasantha Wickrematunge paid little attention when he was sent a death threat daubed in red paint on a page of his own newspaper. He was used to such intimidation but on January 8th he was killed as he drove to work. His wife Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge later discovered that her husband had written an editorial predicting his own death. Jenni Murray of the BBC program Woman's Hour spoke with Sonali.
Pianist Eliane Elias was raised in Brazil amid the bossa nova craze of the 1960s. She made her career in the United States, but now revisits the music of her Brazilian youth in a new CD. The World's Ken Bader has today's Global Hit.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Cypress Mountain ski area in West Vancouver, British Colombia. It's where the ski cross competition will take place during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with 20 year old Canadian Ski Cross Team member Julia Murray about the newest Olympic sport that combines downhill and freestyle technique.