Despatches from correspondents around the world. Alan Johnston presents stories from Japan, Ivory Coast, Libya, India and China.
As Japan comes to terms with one of the worst earthquakes in its history, Hugh Levinson considers how a fear of natural disasters is woven into the fabric of Japanese culture. Andrew Harding sees battles on the streets of Abidjan as the political struggle in Ivory Coast intensifies. Following uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East, John Simpson has been considering how the foreign media can influence the revolutions they report. Hundreds have been killed in recent years in a series of little-reported insurgencies in states in north eastern India; Rupa Jha has been to Manipur to meet some of the women who have lost their husbands in the conflict. And, amid all this international mayhem, Martin Patience has time for a morning of fantastic fun at Mr Wu's robot factory in China.