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Arts, Culture & Media

Dengue Fever

The band Dengue Fever is based in Los Angeles. But what brings the band's members together is music from Cambodia. They've produced several albums full of Cambodian pop mixed with psychedelic rock. Guitarist Zach Holtzman tells us more.

Global Politics

Preval meets Obama

Haiti's President, Rene Preval, met with President Obama at the White House today. Preval asked the US to keep helping rebuild his nation following January's devastating earthquake. The World's Katy Clark reports.

Global Politics

Life in Palau after Guantanamo

The Obama Administration has been trying to find countries willing to take in several Uighur men who were detained at Guantanamo. Some have now been relocated to the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has their story.

Arts, Culture & Media

When silence is golden

Drivers of London's black cabs are famous for their skills as talkers, a trait that delights some passengers but annoys others. New recruits to the job could be given training in another skill: knowing when to zip it. The World's Alex Collins has more.

Conflict & Justice

Portugal's soft war on drugs

Ten years ago Portugal decriminalized drug use. All drugs. From cocaine to heroin. The idea is to treat drug users as sick people, not criminals. Most feel that decriminalization is working. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Lisbon.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz today is Australia. Something's happening in parts of the country that hasn't happened for years. It's RAINING. Correspondent Phil Mercer reports from the farming town of Forbes.

Conflict & Justice

Drawing the Ramayana

Animator Sanjay Patel worked on The Simpsons, A Bugs Life and The Incredibles. As a child, his home was filled with Hindu icons. His new book, Ramayana: Divine Loophole, brings a modern look to an ancient Hindu story. Marco Werman speaks with him.

Conflict & Justice

Israel plans more settlements

Israel announced plans for new Jewish settlements in mostly-Arab East Jerusalem. This despite US pressure not to build more settlements, and Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel. Marco Werman learns more from the BBC's Jonathan Donnison in Gaza.