The United States agrees to direct talks with North Korea, a long-standing demand from Pyongyang. And it says yes to talks with Iran. We discuss the ramifications with our panellists, Baroness Valerie Amos, Britain's next High Commissioner to Australia, and Iranin-born journalist Hooman Majd.
We hear of regrets from the former coach of the South African women's 400 metre champion -- he wishes he'd done more to protect her privacy as her gender is put under the spotlight.
And we discuss Jay-Z's latest album -- has he outgrown hip-hop?