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The World - Episode 20071120 - Musharraf under pressure

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is in a tight spot. He's trying to hold on to power in the face of a growing opposition. And he's under intense pressure from the international community to lift the state of emergency and ensure free elections in January. Today his government released more than 3000 lawyers and opposition activists. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

The World - Episode 20071120 - Possible stem cell breakthrough

The World's Clark Boyd reports that two teams of scientists have announced that they have turned human skin cells into stem cells -- without destroying an embryo in the process. The announcement is a breakthrough for a field of research that has been stalled by ethical, political and practical concerns.

The World - Episode 20071120 - Global Hit ? Rumi

This years marks the 800th anniversary of the birth of the Persian poet, Rumi. A new book of his poems has been translated by American poet Coleman Barks...and music inspired by Rumi's work has been recorded by two Iranian musicians. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the American poet and the Iranian composer about the influence of Rumi's poetry.

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