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US army studies malaria vaccine

Malaria is a disease of the developing world, but some Americans are being infected with malaria intentionally to help medical research. Reporter Eric Niiler profiles volunteers in a US Army study of an experimental malaria vaccine.

Arts, Culture & Media

New nations

Sunday's referendum in southern Sudan got us thinking about new countries for the Geo Quiz. It's worth noting that there have been more than 30 countries created in the past two decades. So here's the question: What are the 5 newest countries?

Arts, Culture & Media

'Punjabi funk' band Red Baraat

Red Baraat is a Brooklyn-based 'dhol and brass' band, specializing in an infectious brand of north Indian funk. The World's Alex Gallafent speaks to the founder of Red Baraat who tells him why the band still plays weddings. From PRI's The World.

Global Politics

Southern Sudan votes

People in southern Sudan vote in a referendum on independence this Sunday. This is not expected to be a close outcome: it would be a surprise if fewer than 90% of the votes were in favor of breaking away from the north. Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Restoring a pyramid

One of the first pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians was seriously damaged by an earthquake in 1992. But only now has someone stepped forward to repair it. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the plucky Welsh engineer, Peter James.

Global Politics

Dealing with Haiti's cholera victims

The cholera outbreak in Haiti has spread easily because of the poor sanitation following last year's devastating earthquake. The World's Jeb Sharp spent some time this week with a man who has the job of collecting the bodies of cholera victims.

Global Politics

Ivory Coast interview

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details about the tensions growing in Ivory Coast. She speaks with a teacher in Abidjan, the main city of Ivory Coast, about concerns over political violence and foreign military intervention.

Conflict & Justice

Cyber attacks on Tunisia

The World's Clark Boyd tells how cyber attacks on Tunisia are linked to the country's human rights record. He interviews Slim Amamou, a Tunis-based tech entrepreneur and free speech activist who has now been arrested by Tunisian authorities.

Global Politics

Taxing witchcraft

In the Geo Quiz we're looking for a European country where a new tax is causing a stir. It targets some self-employed workers who didn't pay taxes in the past. These include astrologers and witches. And they're not happy about a tax on their ancient arts.