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Pakistan flood diary

Six weeks ago floods began to engulf Pakistan. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool has been tracing the path of the destruction by traveling the length of the country on the Indus river. Lisa Mullins talks with him.

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Cuba plans massive layoff

The Cuban government says it will slash a half million government jobs over the next six months. The idea is to shrink the government payroll while increasing private-sector jobs. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Andy Gomez at the University of Miami.

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Takashi Murakami in Versailles

The palace in Versailles is among the most visited sites in France. Starting Tuesday people can see an exhibit of Japanese contemporary art that has some French traditionalists up in arms. Genevieve 0ger reports from Versailles.

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Peace talks in Egypt

Peace talks resumed today in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh. The World's Matthew Bell takes a look at how the debate over Israeli settlements in the West Bank may affect the talks.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo quiz is India, where plans for a national census are stirring controversy; for first time in 80 years, the census will also ask about caste. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Professor Suvir Kaul of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Freshlyground

In the Global Hit, Marco Werman tells us about news that pop band Freshlyground has had their work visas for neighboring Zimbabwe revoked. a song and video skewering President Robert Mugabe's 30 years in power, seems to have angered officials.

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Iran releases American hiker Sarah Shourd

President Barack Obama has welcomed Iran's release of American Sarah Shourd and said he remained hopeful that Tehran would demonstrate �renewed compassion� by freeing her companions. Lisa Mullins talks with Iran expert Haleh Esfandiari.