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Climate: getting concrete in Beijing

On Tuesday, President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao agreed to cooperate on climate change and other important matters. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with David Biello, the associate editor for environment and energy at Scientific American magazine.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Papua New Guinea. Five men who set sail from Papua New Guinea have been rescued after more than 2 months adrift. A doctor says another day drifting and they probably wouldn't have survived. Anchor Jeb Sharp has details.

Conflict & Justice

Change slow in Cuba

Cuban president Raul Castro has talked about reform since taking over from his brother Fidel in 2006. But a new report from Human Rights Watch found things are not improving as much as originally thought. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Nik Steinberg.

Arts, Culture & Media

Anasma Vuong

Today's Global Hit features a belly dancer. Her name is Anasma Vuong. She's originally from Paris. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother from Tunisia. These days Anasma Vuong lives in New York. And she specializes in a fusion of belly dance and hip hop.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq vote in doubt

One of Iraq's two vice-presidents has vetoed part of the country's new election law, putting the parliamentary polls scheduled for January in doubt. Electoral officials say they have suspended preparations for the vote. Katy Clark reports.

Global Politics

Poverty in Afghanistan

A new survey released by the aid group Oxfam highlights some of the largest concerns of ordinary Afghans. According to the survey, their main concern is living in poverty. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the report's author, Ashley Jackson, who's in Kabul.

Conflict & Justice

President Obama's impact in China

While China's state-run media have given President Obama high marks on his visit to China, civil rights lawyers and human rights activists there are disappointed in the president's conciliatory tone. The World's Mary Kay Magistad takes a look.

Global Politics

President Obama in South Korea

President Obama's Asia visit will conclude this week in South Korea. Many South Koreans are more worried about their government's decision to dispatch troops to Afghanistan. Jason Strothers previews the President's visit.

Global Politics

Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nabokov last novel

Over thirty years after his death, Vladimir Nabokov's last, unfinished novel, was released today. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the novel with Keith Gessen, editor of the New York literary magazine, N+1.