A President in Town

WHO'S MIDDLE CLASS?
The middle classes in Brazil, China and India are among the fastest growing in the world - but what defines today's so-called "middle class"? BBC Brasil's Ruth Costa, Raymond Li of the Chinese Service and Suhail Haleem from BBC Urdu breakdown the social statistics - and stigmas.

ONLINE GREATEST HITS
BBC Brasil's Thomas Pappon gives the lowdown on the big-hitting stories across the World Service language sites this week, including driving monks and Egyptian ghosts.

POP IDOL POLITICS
This week a Palestinian singer from Gaza returned home to huge celebrations after winning Arab Idol. BBC Arabic's Dina Demdarsh and the Hindi Service's Divya Arya explore the popularity of reality TV music contests in the middle east and India.

FOLLOW THE LEADER?
It's been a week for presidential visits, Barack Obama in Africa, and South Korea's president, Park Geun Hye in China. What makes an official visit a success and what makes it a disaster? Insights from Russia, Tanzania and Rwanda with Yuwen Wu, Ali Saleh, Famil Ismailov, and Kassim Kayira.

INDIA: UTTARKHAND FLOODS
Nearly 3,000 people are still stranded in India's northern Uttarakhand state where more than 800 people have died in floods and landslides, BBC Hindi's Nitin Srivastava talks about the dilemmas of disaster reporting.

EMBRACING ARGENTINIAN FOOTBALL
Argentina is one of the heartlands of world football, but it's a place where the beautiful game also has an ugly face. BBC Mundo's Ignacio de los Reyes reports.

(Image: Barack and Michelle Obama in Senegal on a presidential visit in Africa. Credit: Getty)

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