Nov 3, 2011 | 0:19Dispatches The BBC's Roland Buerk on the Japanese politician's new drink - Nov.03/11 Audio
Dispatches The BBC's Roland Buerk on the Japanese politician's new drink - Nov.03/11 Nov 3, 2011 | 0:19This week in Japan, a politician drank a glass of water drawn from a puddle on the floor of the crippled Fukashima nuclear plant. And meanwhile, he reports, they're planting flowers around the plant for the visit of journalists next week. Never mind that the reactors are still unstable and their water's boiling at a bazillion degrees.
Mar 1, 2012 | 9:35Dispatches From Dharamsala, India: Debating self-immolation Audio
Dispatches From Dharamsala, India: Debating self-immolation Mar 1, 2012 | 9:35Canadian journalist Edward Birnbaum takes us to Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile. Tibet's plight has gained new urgency lately as a growing number of monks and nuns set themselves on fire to draw attention to it. And though the Dalai Lama has spoken out against it, many in this village think it's necessary.
May 10, 2012 | 9:40Dispatches Will Syria descend into civil war? - May 10/12 Audio
Dispatches Will Syria descend into civil war? - May 10/12 May 10, 2012 | 9:40Reporter Laura Lynch is in Syria, where the ongoing conflict between armed opposition factions and the Syrian government has produced a a country full of rabbitholes, all of them full. Outside of the capital Damascus, gunfire's replacing artillery fire in cities like Homs as the nature of the conflict starts to shift.