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Bombing in Pakistan

A suicide car bomber has killed 19 people in an attack on a police station in north-west Pakistan. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Roland Buerk in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

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Natural disasters push up food prices

Floods in Pakistan and wildfires in Russia this summer are having a major impact on world grain supplies. That has many worried that prices for food staples will sky-rocket. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Lester Brown of Earth Policy Institute.

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Middle East peace talks

A new round of Middle East peace talks is now under way, and the goal is to reach a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in one year. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.

Conflict & Justice

Roma crackdown in France

In France, police have been raiding Roma camps and deporting hundreds of people. Human rights groups and some European officials question the legality of the crackdown. But the government isn't backing down. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

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Fidel Castro regrets treatment of gays

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana about today's speech by Fidel Castro. The elderly Castro has been speaking out in interviews recently and has said he regrets his persecution of gays in Cuba in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Underwater Geo Quiz

We want you to name a seaside resort on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. It's been referred to as ?the city of peace? because it's hosted numerous international peace conferences. The waters around this city are a diver's paradise.

Conflict & Justice

Mideast peace talks begin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are sitting down together to begin peace talks that could eventually lead to the creation of a Palestinian state.The BBC's Kim Ghattas is at the State Department.

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Israel keeps an eye on Iran

The World's Matthew Bell reports that as Israeli and Palestinian leaders talk peace in Washington, many Israelis have their eyes fixed on Iran. The World's Matthew Bell reports.