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Waking up world leaders

Delivering bad news to world leaders is a thankless task, especially when they're asleep. Anchor Laura Lynch speaks with Jonathan Powell, who had the job of waking Prime Minister Tony Blair up when something big happened in the middle of the night.

Global Politics

Five foot shelf update

?Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf? was a list of literature classics compiled back in 1909. Last week we asked YOU to tell us which books you'd put on a Five Foot Shelf in 2009. Anchor Laura Lynch and book critic Christopher Merrill review suggestions.

Conflict & Justice

New unrest in Iran

Thousands of protesters gathered in Tehran today for the first major demonstration in a week. At issue is still last month's disputed presidential election. Anchor Laura Lynch gets the latest from LA Times reporter Ramin Mostaghim in Tehran.

Conflict & Justice

Inside the Taliban, Part IV

For the final part of our series on the Taliban, Charles Sennott met with former Taliban leaders and US counter-insurgency experts to try and discover what motivates the Taliban and whether the US military is making progress in understanding them.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo quiz we asked you to name the beach in South Korea that hosts a summer mud festival. Jason Strother visited the seaside city of Boryeong to find out. The answer is Daecheon Beach

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Eva Ayllon

The singer dubbed the Queen of Afro-Peruvian Soul is wrapping up a short summer tour here in the US. Eva Ayllon hasn't strayed from her musical roots. Instead she's taken her music and performed it to a sell out crowd at Carnegie Hall.

Global Politics

Division emerge in Iran

Iran's Supreme leader today warned Iranians not to play into the hands of the country's enemies. This after other senior leaders spoke out against the outcome of last month's presidential election. Lisa Mullins speaks with Ramin Mostaghim in Tehran.

Global Politics

Space race memories

It's been 40 years since the United States' astronauts landed on the moon. It's been one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind and it appears even more of a leap for some Russians to believe. Jessica Golloher has the details from Moscow.

Global Politics

Nokia accused of taking sides in Iran

Opposition supporters in Iran have accused Nokia of helping the government eavesdrop on cell phone calls as part of its crackdown during anti-government protests last month. Jeb Sharp gets the story from correspondent Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.

Conflict & Justice

Spy crackdown in Lebanon

Lebanon has been rocked by an espionage scandal. The country has arrested scores of its own citizens on charges of spying for Israel. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Lebanese feel betrayed ? and baffled ? by the revelations.