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Tuesday 12 April 2011

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


9 items

    As President Ouattara speaks of rebuilding and reconciliation, we hear from the BBC's Mark Doyle about the mood in Abidjan today and ask what's next for Ivory Coast.


    Paul Adams reports from Charleston, South Carolina, where the conflict began, to see how it's being remembered 150 years later.


    Why has the Fukushima nuclear disaster been classified as the same level as Chernobyl, even though officials confirm that far less radioactive material has been released? Rachel Harvey explains.


    The British and French foreign ministers call for intensified action to protect civilians in Libya and former Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa makes a statement to the BBC.


    Dozens of people have been arrested in a clampdown on planned protests against corruption in Swaziland. Many protesters are also challenging the rule of the King.


    It was one of the most significant events in recent human history when Yuri Gagarin became the first person to go into space. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg looks back at that momentous day 50 years ago.


    Can a tree have its own rights? How about a blade of grass? What would happen if they were represented in court? Should human rights be expanded to cover all living things?


    An eyewitness to yesterday's explosion in a busy subway station in Minsk describes what happened.


    One of the world's most famous television programmes for children is to have a new version made in Pakistan, with US government funding. We ask how different will it be from the American original.



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