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Arabs in Sudan's South

The people of Southern Sudan are expected to vote for independence from the northern part of the African country in the referendum currently under way. As Matthew Brunwasser reports, some Arabs who live in the south are concerned for their future.

Global Politics

New stock exchange

The world's newest stock exchange has opened for business; there are some new investment opportunities ? and an opportunity for you to have a go at today's Geo Quiz. This securities exchange happens to be in one of the poorest countries in southeast Asia.

Conflict & Justice

Unrest in Tunisia

The government of Tunisia today reported more civilian deaths in the worst civil unrest in the country in more than two decades. Many of the protesters are young Tunisians protesting the country's high unemployment rate. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Why Sudan may split

Jennifer Cooke directs the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. She talks with Lisa Mullins about the twists and turns in Sudan's history that lead to today's historic referendum.

Conflict & Justice

Using DNA spray to catch thieves

Reporter Clark Boyd tells us that businesses in Britain, Holland and Belgium are using synthetic DNA to spray thieves and shoplifters. When the police catch a suspect, all they need is an ultraviolet light and a cotton swab to begin their investigation.

Sports

California sports arena

Take your seat now for the Geo Quiz: the sports stadium we'd like you to name this time borrows its name from Rome's famous amphitheater. It's been home to three professional sports teams: The Athletics, the Raiders and the Earthquakes.

Global Politics

US Navy gets budget cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion over the next five years. $35 billion of those proposed savings would come from cuts to the US Navy. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

South Sudan referendum under way

The people of South Sudan have been voting for the second day of an independence referendum. Turnout wasn't as heavy as on the first day, but correspondents said voters appeared to be just as determined. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Juba.