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Today's nuclear fears

America's nuclear fears from the Cold War haven't necessarily gone away�but they have been modernized. The World's Alex Gallafent examines US fears of a nuclear attack in the shadow of September 11th.

Global Politics

Indonesia death toll rises

At least 1,100 people have died in the earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has said. Marco Werman gets the latest from Amelia Merrick with the aid group World Vision.

Conflict & Justice

Communist China turns 60

The People's Republic of China officially turned 60 today. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing about the celebrations, which included a massive military parade and fireworks.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the Afar Rift in northeastern Ethiopia. That's where scientists found a 4.4 million-year-old hominid skeleton. Anchor Werman speaks with Tim White and Owen Lovejoy about their findings.

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Global Hit

Two women named Lucy are in the news today. One is the schoolgirl who inspired the Beatles's song �Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds��the other a multi-million year-old skeleton. Anchor Marco Werman makes the connection.

Conflict & Justice

Health care in Canada

As the health care debate continues in the United States, Canada has been struggling to implement its own universal health care system. We talk with Roy Romanow, who was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a rocky Scottish island with an 18th century lighthouse that looks over the Firth of Clyde. The answer is Little Cumbrae Island, and it may one day become a yoga retreat. The BBC's Catrin Nye has the story.

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Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman asks 60's icon Marianne Faithfull about her favorite music. Faithfull's in the middle of a brief tour of the US for her recent album, Easy Come, Easy Go.