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Owen Bennett Jones meets Grover Norquist the architect of America's 'pledge' on tax
Is genuine liberation for women possible in the Arab world?
Live news, business and sport from around the world.
In January 1999, a combined rebel force invaded the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.
It is 45 years since the Country and Western star played his first gig in a jail.
News and issues making the headlines each day.
Should China change its approach to censorship?
Pascale Harter presents stories from India and Canada.
Australian bush fires; Syrian firing squad survivor; first David Bowie album for 10 years
Afghan president visits the US. How to get people to work? Lionel Messi - football's best?
Giffords launches gun control campaign; Newshour in Venezuela; nastiest book reviews
Wednesday 9 January 2013