Is it a Coup or Revolution?

A fresh look at the week's global news from across the World Service's 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor.

A World of Coups
This week Egypt plunged into chaos. There were protests, defiant speeches and a swift military coup. But when do you know if a coup really is a coup? Magdi Abdelhadi from BBC Arabic, BBC Mundo's Carolina Robino and Mohammed Hanif of the Urdu Service, dissect the colourful world of coups from Egypt, Latin America and Pakistan.

Africa's First Ladies
The First Ladies of several African countries gathered together at a summit in Tanzania. What do they talk about? BBC Africa's Veronique Edwards and Bilkisu Labaran delve into some secrets.

Love in A Kazakh Airport
What would you do if you were stuck in an airport transit lounge, with no visa, no passport, and no way out? Rayhan Demytrie, from the Central Asian desk, went to meet one such man - a Palestinian national who came to Almaty for love but found himself stuck in the airport.

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 rowdy Peruvian beauty queens and Jennifer Lopez in Turkmenistan.

The Art of Exile
BBC Arabic's Wissam Sayegh reports from a new London exhibition of Arab artists exploring the world of exile, called Celebrating Sanctuary.

(Image: Egyptian protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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