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Geo answer

The answer to our quiz is the Venetian trader and traveller, Marco Polo. His descriptions of Central Asia and China enthralled readers from the 13th century to the present day.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The theater piece 'Aurelia's Oratorio' has been staged -- and well-received -- all over the world since 2003. Adeline Sire speaks with the star and co-creator, Aurelia Thierree. On PRI's The World.

Global Politics

Islamic militants in Nigeria

Islamic militants are to blame for violence spreading across northern Nigeria. From the Abuja the BBC's Ahmed Idris tells anchor Katy Clark that although the fighters do not have broad popular support, they are well armed and financed.

Conflict & Justice

The mayor of Kandahar

The man who's running one of Afghanistan's most dangerous cities had an unlikely start. He was an accountant in a Washington, D.C. suburb for 20 years. Correspondent James Murry profiles Kandahar's mayor Ghulam Hayder Hamidi.

Business, Finance & Economics

Africa's food supply

The United States recently joined other leading industrial nations to pledge 20 billion dollars towards improving farming in Africa. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Morocco, some Africans are wary of this latest round of help from outside.

Conflict & Justice

Retire in Mexico

About a million Americans live in Mexico. Many are retirees looking for good weather and less expensive living. The State of Oaxaca is aiming to grab its share of American seniors. Shannon Young reports.

Conflict & Justice

Underage drinking in Italy

Youth drinking has reached the danger level in many Italian cities. And so one of them has come up with an idea to fight the problem. Milan is making it illegal for kids under 16 to buy or drink alcohol publicly. Nancy Greenlease reports from Rome.