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Science, Tech & Environment

The UN climate summit opens with a voice from an endangered nation

Leaders from all over the world have gathered in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit. The first thing they heard was an impassioned poem from a mother and activist from the Marshall Islands, a tiny nation in the Pacific that may no longer exists if climate change isn't halted.

Sports

Why have the American men's tennis stars disappeared?

Another year at the US Open is nearly over — and it will be another year without an American keeping the men's title at home. In fact, only two Americans are left among tennis' top 50 men, and neither is a serious major contender. Sadly, it doesn't look like this decline is going to end any time soon.

Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for Edward Snowden?

A former Norwegian minister nominates Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. India's highest court maintains the country's ban on gay sex. And an Iranian teacher stands up for a stricken student who is bullied. All that and more, in today's Global Scan

Global Politics

Palau envoy

Palau and other Pacific island nations aren't represented at the United Nations by their own citizens. They're represented by American lawyers and law students. The Americans are pushing the UN to act quickly on climate change.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit + Geo Answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to musician Dan Zanes about his new Spanish-language album called "Nueva York." The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Mexican port city of Veracruz, located on shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The strategic seaport figures prominently in Mexican history, and the city's traditional music called "son jarocho" figures in the music of Dan Zanes.

Arts, Culture & Media

AR Rahman on tour

AR Rahman is best known for the two Oscars he won for for his work on the film Slumdog Millionaire. Now Rahman is taking his music on the road. The World's Alex Gallafent went to a recent performance in New York.