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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the island of Cyprus. Muslim Turk Cypriots and Christian Greek Cypriots live on opposite sides of Cyprus. The island's divisions also extend to culinary matters. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Greek and Turkish Cypriots often disagree on what to call the island's traditional dishes.

Global Politics

Iraq gears up for weekend elections

Iraq holds its first election in three years. Up for grabs are 440 provincial council seats. The last time Iraq held provincial elections, Sunnis largely boycotted the vote. This time everyone's getting in on the act. The World's Katy Clark reports.

Conflict & Justice

Hamas asserting control in Gaza

Gazans are slowly starting to rebuild after the three week war between Israel and Hamas. Many in Gaza are getting assistance from Hamas. As The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Gaza City, Hamas is aiming to demonstrate that it's still firmly in control.

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.

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.

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.