Asia

Conflict

Hopes rise for a nuclear deal with Iran

The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

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Environment

Golden Rice

Rice genetically modified to produce Vitamin A could be the answer to some developing world childhood health problems. But some are voicing concerns. In a story originally produced for 'The DNA files' Julie Grant reports for Living On Earth.

Environment

After the Floods

Villagers in a region of Yunnan Province, China whose fields were flooded by a dam, have teamed up with a Chinese non-profit to create sustainable livelihoods and a community voice. Elise Potaka reports for Living on Earth.

Environment

Melting at the Top of the World

Global warming is having a dramatic impact in the Himalayas, where the glaciers are melting at a rapid pace. One local mountain climber has started a campaign to educate villagers and trekkers alike about the effects of climate change on the mountains.

Environment

Laos' sticky situation

The Laos government has set a goal to reforest their nation. Now, scientists are working with farmers to produce profitable harvests by finding higher yielding varieties of the rice that Laotians prefer - sticky rice. On Living on Earth.

Pakistans supreme court ok's Musharraf

The new Supreme Court in Pakistan has dismissed the final legal challenge against the recent re-election of President Pervez Musharraf. It comes as no surprise. The court was purged of judges who were critical of Musharraf. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Barbara Plett.

China comments on Kenya unrest

A commentary in China's official Communist Party newspaper blames Western-style democracy for the political unrest in Kenya, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from Akwe Amosu, senior policy analyst for Africa at the Open Society Institute.

South Korea's unification politics

The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.

Al Qaeda and Thailand

Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda