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Decorum in Congress

The World's Alex Gallafent looks at questions of political decorum sparked by Republican Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last night.

Conflict & Justice

Sarkozy pushes for carbon tax

French President Nicholas Sarkozy wants to impose a carbon tax on households and businesses that emit greenhouse gases. But the French say they feel too taxed already. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Guillaume Debre of the French TV Channel TF-1.

Global Politics

Green adventures

The World's Laura Lynch meets an eco-adventurer who's combined low-tech and high-tech to turn a scrapyard bus into a green mobile home. Now he's planning a voyage around the world using sustainable fuels and a low-carbon budget.

Global Politics

More questions about Afghan rescue

Afghan journalists are up in arms after the rescue of a New York Times reporter and the death of his Afghan translator. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the head of the Afghan Independent Journalists' Association, Rahimullah Samandar, about the incident.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Quiz Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Anchor Marco Werman tells us why a South African financial services company wanted to see which would be the first to cross the finish line, a carrier pidgeon, or an email.

Global Politics

Global Hit: Deolinda

A man in Portugal started a petition to turn a song by the Lisbon-based band Deolinda into the country's new national anthem. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the petition leader � and the band's lead singer.

Global Politics

Gaza becomes increasingly religious

People in Gaza have been living under an Israeli-led blockade since 2007 when Hamas seized control of the strip. Observers say that's led people in Gaza to become increasingly despairing and increasingly religious. Reporter Linda Gradstein has the story.

Lifestyle & Belief

Dubai launches subway system

Dubai opened the Arab Peninsula's first metro system today. It's to become the world's longest driverless train system. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Alexander Smith, professor of Architecture and Interior Design at American University in Dubai.