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Toxic China

Nov 25, 2005
Millions in the city of Harbin face another day without tap water while a 50-mile benzene spill flows down their river. Meanwhile, fears of contaminated water hit the Chonqging region after a second chemical factory explosion. Ruth Kirchner reports.

Harbin chemical spill

Nov 25, 2005
Ruth Kirchner reports on the latest from the Chinese city of Harbin, where a benzene spill has contaminated the local water supply.

Opening the border at Rafah

Nov 25, 2005
Palestinians gain control over the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt today. Hilary Krieger reports on how the move should affect Gaza's economy.

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Nov 25, 2005
The Olympic flame is set to be lit this weekend in advance of the Winter Games in Turin this February. Ethan Lindsey looks at how the Games should benefit the city's economy.
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World Economic Forum

Nov 25, 2005
Economists are gathering in New Dehli this weekend to discuss how India can expand its profile in the world economy, and how Indian businesses can influence government reforms. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Benzene leak in China

Nov 24, 2005
A large toxic slick from a chemical plant explosion in China is nearing the city of Harbin. Residents and scientists are scrambling to make their city safe and figure out what happens next. Amy Scott reports.

The NFL in Europe - Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Nov 24, 2005
In Europe, professional (American-style) football has been fighting for survival. It loses money every year, but managers have a new strategy to keep the league from going under. Kyle James reports.

Asia oil consumers

Nov 24, 2005
China, India, Japan, and South Korea sit down with Russian officials today to press their case that more Russian oil should be directed their way. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Chemical spill in China

Nov 24, 2005
China faces an environmental disaster after an explosion in a petrochemical factory. The accident's devastation highlights the huge environmental challenges afflicting China amid rapid economic growth. Ruth Kirchner has the story in Beijing.

No more last call in England

Nov 24, 2005
The British people can now get a drink at any time of day or night. In the biggest shake-up of the country's liquor licensing laws in almost a century, pubs and bars can serve around the clock. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

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