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Conflict & Justice


The World's Aaron Schachter reports on some of the strategies put forward by the new U-S commander of forces in Afghanistan as violence there continues to rise...especially in the use of roadside bombs


Africa's longest-serving leader -- Omar Bongo of Gabon -- died this week. Anchor Marco Werman looks at the leaders who now move up on the list of longest reign over a country.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is Newfoundland, the next stop on a worldwide trek by master hitchhiker Kevin McNally. McNally has hitchhiked through 127 countries. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The Library of Congress has chosen twenty-five historic recordings to its collection. Among them are a speech by Winston Churchill and The Who's My Generation. We find out more from Matthew Barton, Curator of Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress.

Business, Finance & Economics

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Portuguese island of Madeira. Its most famous son is soccer superstar Ronaldo. He's been acquired by the Spanish team Real Madrid for 131 million dollars. We get details from Forbes London bureau chief Parmy Olson.

Global Politics

Rural voters in Iran's election

The World's Laura Lynch hears from voters in rural Iran in the days leading up to Iran's presidential election. Iran's conservative incumbent is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He faces a strong challenge, but he remains popular outside Iran's cities.