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Shi'a cleric dies

In Lebanon one of Shia Islam's most influential clerics has died. Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah was 74 when he died in a Beirut hospital yesterday. The World's Carol Zall has more.


Geologist sentenced in China

A Chinese-born American geologist accused by the Chinese government of dealing in state secrets was sentenced to eight years in prison today. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with University of Chicago geologist David Rowley.


Estonia's wi-fi guru

Free wi-fi is pretty much the norm in the small Baltic nation of Estonia. And Estonians have one man to thank for that. The World's Clark Boyd reports from the Estonian capital Tallinn.

Conflict & Justice

Iraqi political stalemate

Vice President Joe Biden was in Baghdad for the last three days, trying to help Iraqi politicians end months of political stalemate. No new government has been formed since elections in March. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sahar Issa.


Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Alex Capstick in Cape Town, South Africa, about the controversy surrounding Nigeria's president and his decision to ban the national team from competing, following a bad performance at the World Cup.