A ceasefire announced in the Middle East: we have reports from Gaza and Tel Aviv. An inside look at the secret tunnel system under Gaza’s border. And how Indian authorities bulldozed a town to save its ancient ruins.
A ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza has been announced in Cairo, after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Egypt’s President Mursi.
At least twenty-one people have been injured in a terrorist attack on a bus in Israel’s commercial capital Tel Aviv, Israeli officials say. The bus bomb was the first terror attack there in years.
In Gaza, news of the ceasefire deal was greeted by celebrations but just before the truce went into effect, there were more rockets fired into southern Israel. And there were more Israeli strikes hitting targets in Gaza.
Hundreds of tunnels connect Gaza with Egypt. They are used to smuggle in everything from livestock, to construction material, to car parts. James Verini writes about the tunnel system in the December 2012 issue of National Geographic.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, debate is again raging in the United States about the dangers of climate change. Now two high-profile reports warn that without big changes we’re headed for catastrophic climate disruption.
The Indian government recently took a drastic step to protect the ancient ruins in Hampi by bulldozing homes and businesses of people near the site.
British author Philip Pullman discusses his latest book, a new version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that coincides with the 200 year anniversary of their original publication.