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Iraq sets deadline for militias

The World's Jason Margolis has the latest on the showdown between the Iraqi government and Shiite militants, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has given the militants a deadline of 72 hours to lay down their weapons.


Chavez calls for hostage release

Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's James Ingham in Caracas about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's surprise call for Colombia's FARC rebels to release all their hostages and seek a negotiated settlement with the Colombian government.


Iraq deal not so certain

It seemed like a done deal. But a draft security agreement between Washington and Baghdad has run into trouble. Over the weekend, Iraqis began expressing objections to the deal.


India's state visit

India's Prime Minister arrives in Washington tomorrow. Manmohan Singh's appearance will constitute the first state visit of the Obama presidency. It comes at a delicate time. We speak with Sumit Ganguly, a professor at Indiana University in Bloomington.