Boing Boing tv: News at 7 / Gangs of India

In today's episode of Boing Boing tv, Xeni Jardin is replaced as host by a pushy newsreading avatar, and we visit warlords in India who are said to be obtaining some of their weapons from Iraq:

Tired of talking hair delivering the news? The Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University has developed an avatar news broadcast. India-based investigative journalist and BBC contributor Scott Carney tells us about a violent clash between Maoists and the government.

Link to video.