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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Researchers are developing a robot that they hope will one day provide home care for the elderly. They've enlisted the help of a Sydney performance artist to make the robot seem more human. Correspondent Phil Mercer has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Rachid Taha

Algerian singer Rachid Taha says his latest CD was the result of a midlife crisis. He has been influenced by Johnny Cash and says his dream is to duet with Dolly Parton. From PRI's The World.

Global Politics

Secret US unit targets Taliban

One of the explosive charges in the WikiLeaks documents has to do with the existence of an elite military unit charged with assassinating enemies. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Sarah Knuckey, Senior Advisor to the U-N Special Rapporteur.

Conflict & Justice

Mideast security cooperation

The Israeli Defense Forces have been working with Palestinian security forces in the occupied West Bank. Cooperation has been good, in fact, the World's Matthew Bell reports that Israel may soon allow its Jewish citizens to visit the territory.

Conflict & Justice

More on the Wikileaks release

The release of secret US military documents by Wikileaks has put the internet site on the defensive. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with investigative reporter Philip Shenon. Shenon has written, for some time, about Wikileaks for the Daily Beast.

Global Politics

U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

President Obama announced a new strategy to try to shift the tide of the war in Afghanistan. The Kandahar campaign is a key part of that new strategy. Ben Gilbert recently got a tour with one of the architects of the campaign.

Conflict & Justice

Khmer Rouge guilty verdict

Today, a former Khmer Rouge official was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the death of nearly two million Cambodians during the time of the 'Killing Fields.' The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Phnom Penh.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a European, salty inland sea that borders nine countries. The answer is the Baltic Sea. A summer heatwave has caused a huge amount of algae to form in the Baltic Sea. The World's David Leveille tells us more.

Arts, Culture & Media

?The Disciple'

In Spain there's a new movie out about the life of Jesus Christ. It's called ?The Disciple'. It tells the Biblical story from a completely secular perspective. And it's set to a Flamenco soundtrack. But, as the The World's Gerry Hadden explains, it fits.