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No-fly zone over Libya
The UN has approved a no-fly zone over Libya. Residents in the besieged rebel-held city of Benghazi have reacted with jubiliation.
3 mins
Libya: Is it too late for a no-fly zone?
The Nato Secretary General says time is running out to stop the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, from crushing the opposition in his country. But is it likely to happen and will it be too late? Bernard-Henri Levy is a French philosopher and writer.
6 mins
Japan nuclear: How one Fukushima family is coping
As the Japanese authorities struggle to bring down temperatures in four reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, many in the area are becoming increasingly worried. Graham Chave lives in the city of Fukushima with his family.
3 mins
Bahrain security forces in crackdown on Pearl Square
Security forces in Bahrain have used tanks, tear gas, water cannon and helicopters to drive hundreds of anti-government demonstrators from their camp in Pearl Square, in the capital Manama. Abdul Jalil Khalil leads the main opposition bloc, Al-Wefac.
3 mins
Japan quake: Nuclear fears cause dilemma for Tokyo residents
In Japan, radiation is still leaking from the damaged nuclear power plant at Fukushima. The International Atomic Energy Authority says radiation levels have increased slightly in Tokyo, causing a dilemma for the city's residents, as Max Pearson reports.
8 mins
How did Japan come to terms with nuclear power after Hiroshima?
Japan's first experience of nuclear technology was when the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 at the end of World War II. So how did the country come to terms with nuclear power in the way that it seems to have done?
3 mins
Bahrain state of emergency after protests against Saudi troops
Bahrain has announced a state of emergency after troops from Saudi Arabia were invited in to help suppress anti-government protests. The opposition say it amounts to an occupation. Mai Yamani is a political analyst.
3 mins
Analysis: Where are Libya's rebels getting their weapons from?
A BBC correspondent in Tripoli says Colonel Gaddafi is increasingly confident as the army hammers home its advantage over poorly-equipped and poorly-organised rebel forces. BBC World Service looks at where the rebels are getting their arms from.
2 mins
For sale: Eric Clapton's guitar collection
An exact replica of Eric Clapton's guitar 'Blackie' is one of 70 guitars from the legendary guitarist's collection being auctioned in New York.
3 mins
Daily life a struggle as Ivory Coast slides towards civil war
With Ivory Coast sliding back towards civil war, how are people coping? The World Today brought together Kone Ouanmourou, a university teacher from Bouaké, in the north and Sekou Dao, an English teacher in Abidjan.
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