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Valedictory dispatches

Here's a satisfying day-dream: you have quit your job, but you're encouraged to write down your opinion about the whole thing � and then publish it to your colleagues. Well, that was long standard practice for British diplomats. Alex Gallafent reports


British retailer helps small shop owner

British-based super retailer, Tesco's, has extended a helping hand to a local bookstore after the store's manager emailed Tesco's chief executive about concerns that the superstore would put her small shop out of business. From PRI's The World.


Final resting place of Copernicus

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is famous for figuring out that the Earth revolves around the sun. For nearly five centuries the location of Copernicus' earthly remains was a mystery. Now the case is cracked: We're wondering if you know where?

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal. The most widely spoken language there is Zulu. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Megan Hall, of Oxford University Press in South Africa about a new Zulu-English dictionary.


Iraqis rediscover the joy of reading

Iraqis used to be great readers of books but government censorship under Saddam Hussein caused many Iraqis to mistrust the written word. Now Baghdad's bookstores are showing new signs of life. Susannah George went browsing for us.