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Conflict & Justice

Israel deports Gaza activists

Israel is deporting hundreds of foreign activists detained after the deadly raid on an aid flotilla trying to break its blockade of Gaza. The BBC's Jon Donnison in Gaza describes the kind of aid the activists were trying to deliver.p


Parsing Israeli reaction to ship raid

Jeffery Goldberg, a correspondent for The Atlantic, says most Israelis think their government appeared incompetent in its recent raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Goldberg is now in Jerusalem. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman.


An Israeli life

Longtime Israeli politician and educator, Lova Eliav, passed away this week. Eliav was one of the early leaders of the Labor Party. Correspondent Linda Gradstein looks back on his life and influence on what the state of Israel has become today.

Health & Medicine

Salad spinner centrifuge

Doctors in developing countries need a cheap centrifuge to test blood samples for anemia. Some university students think they have one. It's a salad spinner tricked out with test tubes. The World's Clark Boyd reports.


Violence mars Afghan peace jirga

A gathering to discuss ways to bring peace to Afghanistan got under way today in Kabul despite rocket and suicide bomb attacks by the Taliban. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ajmal Khan Zazai, a tribal leader in the eastern province of Paktia.


Japanese Prime Minister resigns

Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned today, just eight months after taking office. A controversial US military base on Okinawa had a lot to do with his stepping down. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a town in central Germany known for its botanical gardens and its university. It's also where a World War Two-era bomb exploded last night ? killing three. The answer is the city of Goettingen.