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Turkish metropolis

We're off to western Turkey for today's Geo Quiz. Legend has it the ancient city of Byzantium was founded by ancient Greeks who sailed across the Aegean Sea. Today it is part of Turkey under what name?

Global Politics

Tunisia in crisis

Tunisia's president has stepped down after 23 years in power amid unprecedented protests on the streets of the capital Tunis. Lisa Mullins talks with Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Global Politics

The impact of oil in Sudan

From the South Sudanese capital Juba, Matthew Brunwasser reports on the role of oil in Sudan's recent history. Now the south may take the majority of wells if the referendum currently under way results in an independent South Sudan.

Global Politics

Tunisia unrest continues

At least four people died in overnight clashes in Tunisia despite a curfew and the deployment of troops, opposition officials have said. The nationwide protests have been fueled by anger at poverty, unemployment and corruption. Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Violence on the rise in Gaza

Violence along Israel's border with Gaza has been on the rise in recent weeks. Today, Gaza'a Hamas rulers are reported to be deploying their own security forces to put a lid on the attacks. The World's Matthew Bell has more from Jerusalem.

Arts, Culture & Media

Former name of Tokyo

Japan's capital Tokyo is one of the world's largest mega cities. It's got skyscrapers galore, national parks, and cherry blossoms. Tokyo got its name in 1868 but for centuries prior to that, it was called something else.

Conflict & Justice

Berlusconi suffers legal setback

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suffered a legal setback today. Italy's Constitutional Court ruled that he can no longer claim official business as an excuse to avoid testifying in legal cases against him. The World's Gerry Hadden has more.