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Arts, Culture & Media

Palestinian boy's gift for music

Nine-year-old Mahmoud Kohail lives in Gaza City. Like many children who lived through the conflict with Israel, he suffers from PTSD, but not when he performs. In the Global Hit Mahmoud guides The World's Matthew Bell through his music school in Gaza.

Lifestyle & Belief

Yemin Orde Youth Choir

An Israeli high school choir kicks off its short US tour this week. The students are from a �sort-of' boarding school outside Haifa. It's home to young immigrants from all over the world. The World's Matthew Bell has more.

Conflict & Justice

Airport security around the world

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporters about the differences in airport security. The BBC's Geraldine Coughlin talks about the Netherlands; the BBC's Jyotsna Singh speaks from New Delhi, and The World's Matthew Bell joins us from Jerusalem.

Conflict & Justice

Haifa forest fire extinguished

A massive wildfire which killed 42 people in northern Israel has been extinguished, emergency officials say. Israelis are now asking why their officials weren't prepared and what might be different next time. Matthew Bell has more.

Global Politics

Italy's campaign against bottled water

An Italian supermarket chain is urging its customers to stop buying bottled water from far away sources because of the pollution caused when the water is transported. Megan Williams reports on the campaign, and why some are skeptical about the motives.

Global Politics

Middle East peace talks in crisis'

Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel's refusal to stop building settlements on Palestinian lands. The Obama administration says it is committed to re-starting talks. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.