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Winning hearts and minds in France

The U.S. government has taken a keen interest in France's poor, immigrant suburbs, and it's been bringing over young people from those suburbs to change some of their negative opinions about the U.S., as The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby reports from Paris.

Politics

Ethiopia asks for urgent food aid

The Ethiopian government has asked the international community for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people. BBC correspondent Mike Wooldridge witnessed Ethiopia's famine in the 80s. Now he's back, Marco Werman talks with him.

Politics

Rebuilding Haiti

Haiti's infrastructure for things like clean water and sewage disposal was primitive before last week's earthquake. Now, out of tragedy arises the opportunity to rebuild it up to modern standards. Marina Giovannelli has our story.