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55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 December 2009

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.


8 items
  • British man executed in China

    Reactions to Akmal Shaikh’s execution from the public and UK foreign minister Ivan Lewis.

  • Somali chemical tanker

    Pirates have hijacked a British ship. Andrew Mwangura is with a maritime NGO in Mombassa.

  • Japanese history women

    Young women in Japan are getting passionate about history. Roland Buerk in Tokyo knows why

  • British MP John Mann's year

    British Labour MP John Mann reflects on 2009 and the expenses story that dominated it.

  • Putin defence

    The US has scrapped missile defence plans. Why? Alexander Pikaev and Steven Pifer weigh in

  • Arrests in Iran

    Iran reacted angrily to international criticism. Mohsen Makhmalbaf is with the opposition

  • Technology in the noughties

    Author Ken Auletta, columnist Mona Eltahawy, and editor Tom Standage talk technology

  • Smoking in Cairo

    Christian Fraser tells us why Cairo is still smoking heaven


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