CBC Dispatches: March 3rd 2008

"Now Kill Us All." It's the name of a Italian citizens' movement challenging an organised crime group in Italy so powerful it's said to control their breathing.

An Olympic-sized standoff: Taiwan wants to join the U.N. and get faster, higher, stronger. China prefers it weaker, slower, longer. Let the games begin.

Why Italian politics don't work. Twenty-three thousand bucks a month and all the accountablity you can shirk. A new best-seller says the country's electoral system is broken.

And, a traveller's guide to popping paan in India. Just take betel nut, flower petals and silver flakes and pop'em in your mouth. Mmmm.

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