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Arts, Culture & Media

Japan's lost decade

Japan went through 10 years of continual decline in real estate values in the 1990s. Many economists say there are strong parallels between Japan's "lost decade" and America's economy today. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.

Sports

Geo answer

Today we're heading to South Australia where the international cycling race, the Tour Down Under, is under way. The answer is Adelaide, Australia. Anchor Marco Werman gets details about the race from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) sports reporter John Thompson-Mills who's got his eye on American cyclist Lance Armstrong as he tries to make a comeback.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Reporter Jeff Lunden profiles classical singer Thomas Quasthoff. The German bass-baritone has won three Grammy Awards and achieved international success. And he's overcome significant physical challenges to do it.

Conflict & Justice

The cost of war

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Marc Garlasco, Senior Military Analyst at Human Rights Watch, who is in Gaza to study how the conflict there was fought -- on both sides. He's examining the human costs of war.

Global Politics

Obama repeals abortion policy

President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order today that would lift the ban on US funding for foreign family planning organizations that promote or provide information about abortion. The World's Jason Margolis explains.

Health & Medicine

Update on bird flu in China

China has just reported four new human cases of bird flu -- three of them fatal -- as millions of Chinese prepare to travel throughout the country for the lunar New Year. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has this update.

Conflict & Justice

Congolese general arrested

Rwandan authorities have arrested renegade Congolese general, Laurent Nkunda. He's the leader of a Tutsi rebel force in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Peter Greste.

Global Politics

President names two special envoys

Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on President Obama's naming today of two special envoys. Former US ambassador Richard Holbrooke will be focusing on relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Former Senator George Mitchell will work on Middle East peace.