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Turkey buries its Gaza flotilla dead

Emotions are running high in Turkey at funerals for nine activists killed in Israel's raid on the Gaza aid flotilla. The bodies were flown from Israel to Istanbul, to a heroes' welcome. Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Bethany Bell in Istanbul.

Lifestyle & Belief

Turkey's Jews

Muslims and Jews in Turkey have a long history of friendliness. But that relationship is being tested by the public anger at Israel for the attack on the Gaza flotilla on Monday. From Istanbul, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Venezuela's gas guzzlers

In many parts of the world, fuel economy has become the gold-standard for cars. But not in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where old gas guzzlers are still prized for their sturdy frames and powerful engines. The World's Marina Giovannelli brings us the story.

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.