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Middle East: November 2010 Archives

November 18 & 21: from Kampala, Uganda - the Thai-Burmese border - Hilversum, Netherlands - Beirut, Lebanon - Dakar, Senegal - Chennai, India - Nanoori, Ghana

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Burmese journalists working in darkness on the Thai border (photo/Michelle Cheung)

Sudan gears up for a groundbreaking referendum by cracking down on critics.

Rumours of war: our correspondent on the new tensions in Lebanon.

Broadcasting from exile: Myanmar's refugee reporters try to get truth on the air in Burma.

Then, why one of the best jobs in Indian journalism comes with  surveillance and wiretaps.

And in Senegal they say, you gotta eat the chilis before you get the honey. And female cabbies eat a lot of chilis.

 

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November 11 & 14, 2010: from Cambodia, New Delhi, Mali, Israel

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U.S. President Richard Nixon and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (with Henry Kissinger) agreed in 1969 that Israel would adopt a policy of "ambiguity" about whether it had nukes.

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Israel has nukes but nobody can talk about them. An Israeli author says that's unacceptable. He reveals what his government won't.

Mystery bones: In Cambodia, scientists looking for tigers found human bones. But whose bones are in those lost jars?

For the poor of India,"trickle-down" means a soaking from the latest monsoon. We look at why it's so hard to create a social welfare system that works there. 

The long hello: A lesson from the Dogon. The politest people on earth?

 

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