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Global Politics

PETA launches pornographic website

In the coming months, the domain ".xxx" will become available to pornographic websites – and PETA wants in. Cindy Gallop, advertising consultant and creator of the website MakeLoveNotPorn.com, sorts through this marketing gambit.

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Conflict & Justice

Europe slow to react

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt

Arts, Culture & Media

Cantonese: a Dialect in Peril?

In official China, Mandarin is favored over all other dialects. That has had a knock-on effect here in the US, where Cantonese used to be the dominant Chinese language. Reporter Nina Porzucki reports from New York on how Cantonese is faring.