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Shi'a cleric dies

In Lebanon one of Shia Islam's most influential clerics has died. Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah was 74 when he died in a Beirut hospital yesterday. The World's Carol Zall has more.

Global Politics

Geologist sentenced in China

A Chinese-born American geologist accused by the Chinese government of dealing in state secrets was sentenced to eight years in prison today. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with University of Chicago geologist David Rowley.

Global Politics

Estonia's wi-fi guru

Free wi-fi is pretty much the norm in the small Baltic nation of Estonia. And Estonians have one man to thank for that. The World's Clark Boyd reports from the Estonian capital Tallinn.

Conflict & Justice

Iraqi political stalemate

Vice President Joe Biden was in Baghdad for the last three days, trying to help Iraqi politicians end months of political stalemate. No new government has been formed since elections in March. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sahar Issa.

Sports

Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Alex Capstick in Cape Town, South Africa, about the controversy surrounding Nigeria's president and his decision to ban the national team from competing, following a bad performance at the World Cup.

Arts, Culture & Media

Gipsy Kings

The gypsy flamenco band 'The Gipsy Kings' is touring North American cities for the next two weeks, and as The World's Adeline Sire explains, the band's added a unique song to its repertoire.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a town in Ecuador that claims to have a secret for long life, boasting many residents who live to be over 100 years old. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Boston Globe reporter Bella English.

Global Politics

General Petraeus takes command

Today's attack came on the day when General David Petraeus arrived in Kabul. Petraeus charged with giving new momentum to the US and NATO war effort in Afghanistan. Host Katy Clark talks with Retired Major General Bill Nash.

Global Politics

Re-opening tourism in Liberia

Before Liberia descended into war, the country was a West African travel hotspot: five-star hotels, beautiful beaches, and a rich cultural history. Tourism would certainly help with recovery. But is Liberia ready? The World's Jason Margolis had a look.