Cuba has confirmed there's been a cholera outbreak in Havana. The announcement came after days of rumors in the Cuban capital, as doctors checked neighborhoods house by house for potential cholera cases.
Two successive earthquakes struck southern Spain Wednesday, toppling buildings in the town of Lorca. At least four people are confirmed dead. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Madrid.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Sarah Rainsford about the first funerals for those killed by the Moscow subway bombings, and about Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's call for tougher anti-terrorism measures.
Hairdressers in Barcelona are threatening a rebellion over a government plan to make hair salons pay royalties for playing the radio in their shops. Sarah Rainsford reports from Barcelona.
According to Turkish government statistics, most Turks do not sit down and read on a regular basis. So the Turkish government has started a campaign to promote reading. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford has the story.
It's clear Russia is the winner in the conflict this week with its southern neighbor Georgia, but what's less clear is how it began. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from inside the disputed Georgian region of South Ossetia.
The South Ossetian city of Tskhinvali was devastated last week by Georgia's military. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford visited the city today and sent this dispatch.
Turkey's parliament is expected to approve a bill this week that allows female university students to wear headscarves and that's upsetting secular Turks, as the BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports from Istanbul.