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What makes Jerusalem so holy?

<b>There are increasing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, the fate of which is one of the most contentious issues in the Israel-Arab conflict.</b><b>The BBC's Erica Chernofsky takes a closer look at why this city is so important to Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the three religions</b> …

Israel

Israel said to be budgeting billions for Iran strike

Israel is still preparing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, including a specific military budget running to NIS 10 billion ($2.89 billion), …

South Asia

Michelle Obama begins 'gentle diplomacy' China trip

<b>US First Lady Michelle Obama is in China for a week-long visit that includes stops in Beijing and Chengdu.</b><p>Mrs Obama is accompanied by her mother and two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan will accompany her on part of her trip.<p>In a blog, she said she would focus on "the …

China

China: Two dead in Xinjiang violence

<b>Police have shot dead an armed man who attacked a police officer in the far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese authorities say.</b><p>The suspect attacked a 29-year-old officer in Urumqi on Monday night, China's public security ministry said.<p>Police at the scene shot the man dead and the injured officer …

China

Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?

<b>It's 25 years since the Soviet Union pulled its troops out of Afghanistan. The US is due to remove most of its forces at the end of the year. So what have these and other Afghan campaigns taught us?</b><p>Last Ramadan I drove through the badlands outside Kandahar to see the house where President Karzai …

Afghanistan

Nigeria leader defends army's role against Boko Haram

<b>The Nigerian president has defended the army's efforts against Islamist militants in the north, after over 200 civilians died in attacks last week.</b><p>Addressing recent criticism, President Goodluck Jonathan said the fight against Boko Haram "will improve".<p>It comes after the governor of the worst …

Africa

How do we really make decisions?

<b>With every decision you take, every judgement you make, there is a battle in your mind - a battle between intuition and logic.</b><p>And the intuitive part of your mind is a lot more powerful than you may think.<p>Most of us like to think that we are capable of making rational decisions. We may at times rely …

Psychology

U.S. examines Afghanistan option that would leave behind 3,000 troops

One of the four options President Obama is considering for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan beyond this year would leave behind 3,000 troops, based in Kabul and at the American installation at Bagram, U.S. officials said.<p>Military commanders have recommended 10,000 troops, with more …

Obama's meeting with Dalai Lama irks China

<b>US President Barack Obama has met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, US officials say.</b><p>The US leader vowed "strong support" for the protection of Tibetans' human rights in China during the encounter.<p>China had urged the US to cancel the meeting, saying it would "seriously impair …

China

New online tool tracks tree loss in 'near real time'

<b>A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.</b><p>Global Forest Watch (GFW) is backed by Google and over 40 business and campaigning groups.<p>It uses information from hundreds of millions of satellite images as well as data …

Google Earth

South Sudan ceasefire 'ends' amid Malakal fighting

<b>Fighting has broken out in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, officials say, in the first major clashes since the government and rebels signed a ceasefire agreement in January.</b><p>Both sides have accused each other of starting the violence in Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile state.<p>The government says …

Africa