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Conflict & Justice

Who rules Guinea now?

The World's Jason Margolis updates the situation in the West African nation of Guinea. The country's longtime president died on Monday, and an attempted coup followed. Guinea had been a relatively stable country in an otherwise unstable part of the world.

Arts, Culture & Media

Retracing a Christmas donkey ride

Last week, we heard from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who's been re-tracing the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem said to have been made by Mary and Joseph. Like the Biblical couple, Maqbool's traveled by donkey. Anchor Katy Clark gets an update from him.

Arts, Culture & Media

The ''other'' Bethlehem

Bethlehem in what's now the West Bank is considered the birthplace of Jesus. But an Israeli archeologist has spent years excavating another town of Bethlehem, this one in Galilee, where he's uncovered an inn, a monastery.

Sports

Jamaica's bobsledders try again

Jamaica captured world attention in 1988 when it sent a bobsled team to the Winter Olympics in Calgary. Now Jamaica's beloved bobsled team is trying to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Tongue of the Ocean. Never heard of it? It's a 6,000 feet deep oceanic trench off the Bahamas. Its deep blue waters are visible from space. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders about his 1968 NASA mission to orbit the Moon, and his photograph called "Earth Rising" that he took on Christmas Eve 40 years ago.

Global Politics

Putin issues gas warning

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned today that the era of inexpensive natural gas is coming to an end. As one of the world's largest gas producers, Russia is a key player in the energy market.

Arts, Culture & Media

NSA report

It's the holiday season. And history buffs interested in the Vietnam War era just got a gift: newly-declassified tape recordings of President Nixon and Henry Kissinger. The World's Matthew Bell listens in.

Lifestyle & Belief

The Keffiyeh issue and fashion

The black and white checkered scarf known as a keffiyeh is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. But some Westerners wear the keffiyeh as a fashion statement. The World's Aaron Schachter explains why that's got some Palestinians perturbed.

Global Politics

Mobilizing to combat climate change

Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President elect Obama is facing tough economic times, and an industrial challenge. While Roosevelt mobilized industry to fight a war, Obama pledges to mobilize to battle climate change. The World's Jason Margolis has more.