23/08/2009

An African flavour to Newshour as we ask why the continent is poor, and report on Mali, where women are protesting against laws that seek to give them equality with their husbands. Plus an unlikely comic book hero in Uganda -- he's a doctor.

The former UN envoy to Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi tells us that Afghans will welcome the return of the Taliban unless the government tackles rampant corruption.

And England regain the Ashes -- a former editor of cricket's almanac, Wisden, explains why a Test series can come to mean so much.

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The New Silk Road

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How China is launching a major new trade route via the ancient Silk Road

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Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

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Inside The Philippines’ Deadly War On Drugs

Inside The Philippines’ Deadly War On Drugs

A brutal crack-down on drugs that has claimed more than 7000 lives

Is the Two-state Solution Dead?

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