Following wine, whiskey, cheese and chocolate, rooibos has been professionally swirled, sniffed and sipped in the interest of justifying its place in the premium tier of gourmet food pricing. The South African government is spearheading the effort.
The United States investigates a Tunisian suspect in the Benghazi, Libya, consulate attack. Israel and Hamas escalate fighting on the Gaza border. And a child sex abuse scandal roils the BBC. Diane and guests discuss the week’s top international stories: what happened and why.
Tanzania has one of the largest elephant populations in the world. It also has one of the biggest poaching problems. An estimated 10,000 elephants a year are being slaughtered for their tusks, many of which are shipped to Asia.
Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is experiencing a rebirth. It may still be fragile at this stage, but after two decades of war and anarchy, the Indian Ocean city is coming back to life following the expulsion of Islamist militants.
Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that anyone who believed they were paid less than colleagues of the opposite sex can sue in civil courts, where the statute of limitations is six years. Until now Britons, like Americans, could only file discrimination cases within six months. The initial case involved 174 former "dinner ladies" and other city employees in Birmingham — but it may have reverberations at private and public sector workplaces.
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