Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
British actor Idris Elba stars in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in this week's CNN Preview.
One in five HIV positive people in the UK remain undiagnosed. Despite this, HIV testing is not routine. Now a new campaign in London aims to change this. All hospital outpatients, regardless of age, ethnicity or sexuality, are being offered tests this week in an attempt to reduce the number of undiagnosed cases and the stigma attached.
Becky meets the patients being tested and the doctor spearheading the campaign to ask if this is the most efficient way to tackle the HIV epidemic.
Interactive: World AIDS Day 2013
Becky interviews director David France and leading gay rights and AIDS activist Peter Staley.
They talk about new critically acclaimed documentary about the "plague years" of the AIDS virus, 'How to Survive a Plague' .
They also talk to Becky about their own personal experiences with the AIDS epidemic in the eighties and nineties.
Lengthy sentences handed down to 21 women and girls who were arrested at a pro-Morsy demonstration have highlighted growing unease over the Egyptian authorities' treatment of dissent.
The protesters, including seven minors, were sentenced Wednesday in Alexandria after being arrested at a demonstration in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsy earlier this month.
The seven minors were sent to juvenile detention, and each of the adult women got 11 years in prison.
Their sentencing came amid demonstrations over a new protest law announced by the military-backed Egyptian government Sunday.
The new law requires organizers to seek permission from authorities before gathering and gives police the right to cancel demonstrations and to disperse them with force.
Becky Anderson speaks to the Human Rights Watch's Heba Morayef about what Egypt is like post-Morsy and what arrests like these mean.
The Italian Senate voted Wednesday to expel former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament after his conviction for tax fraud. The vote was 192 to 113, with two abstentions.
Read: Italian Senate votes to expel Berlusconi
The vote follows Berlusconi's conviction on charges related to a vast tax fraud conspiracy at his Mediaset television empire.
The 77-year-old, who has dominated Italian politics for two decades, pulled his Forza Italia party out of Prime Minister Enrico Letta's ruling coalition Tuesday after seven months in government.
Becky Anderson speaks to former Chief Editor of The Economist Bill Emmott, who narrated and co-wrote a documentary about Italy's decline called 'Girlfriend in a Coma', about Silvio Berlusconi's prospects after being expelled from Italian parliament.
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