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Conflict & Justice

Reaction from Turkey

Turkey's prime minister has called Israel's attack on a flotilla of ships heading to the Gaza Strip an act of state terrorism. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head, in Istanbul, where thousands have staged anti-Israel protests today.

Politics

Forgotten veterans

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Major Fred Salanti, executive director of the Missing in America Project about his work, giving war veterans' unclaimed cremated remains a proper burial.

Conflict & Justice

The war in Afghanistan

The American military death toll in Afghanistan has reached 1,000 and the number of US troops in Afghanistan has now surpassed the total in Iraq. Reporter Ben Gilbert is embedded with an Army unit currently deployed in Eastern Afghanistan.

Politics

Mosque attacks in Pakistan

Gunmen attacked two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore today. At least 70 people are reported to have been killed. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who is in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

Politics

US practices for World Cup

The US soccer team is getting ready for the World Cup competition by playing some 'friendly' matches here at home. The team plays Turkey in Philadelphia. But in Turkey, people aren't feeling friendly. Correspondent Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Politics

Tough year for UN peacekeepers

It's been a tough year for the UN's Department of Peacekeeping. Over 100 members of staff were killed in Haiti's earthquake. Many more peacekeepers have lost their lives in different parts of the world.

Politics

North Korea no threat to south

Tensions are escalating between North and South Korea, now that the South has formally blamed the North for the sinking of a Navy ship in March. But as Jason Strother reports, a lot of South Koreans don't view North Korea as a real threat.

Politics

Fake Saddam video plot

Before the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the CIA tossed around various ideas for discrediting Saddam Hussein. One involved producing a fake Saddam sex video. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Washington Post columnist Jeff Stein about some of the plans.