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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we asked you to name a former Soviet Republic that's now making some changes to its map. Name changes, that is. The answer is Ukraine. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Rostoslav Khotin, editor of the BBC's Ukrainian service.

Science, Tech & Environment

Update on missing Air France jet

Correspondent Anita Elash reports on the latest in the investigation into the disappearance of an Air France airliner yesterday. 228 people were onboard. Brazil's Air Force says search planes discovered some debris floating in the Atlantic Ocean today, though it's not yet clear whether it's from the missing jet.

Science, Tech & Environment

Searching the ocean

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Fish of American Underwater Search and Survey about the challenges of an undersea search. Investigators have descended upon a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean where floating debris was found a day after an Air France airliner went missing with 228 passengers on board.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of a city in Scotland where scientists and musicians have gotten together to recreate an ancient trumpet called the lituus. The answer is Edinburgh.

Development & Education

GM thrives in China

Business is actually booming for GM in China. Sales there for the first five months of this year rose by more than a third over the same period last year. Today, GM said its problems in the US will have no impact on its thriving operations in China. The World's China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad says the Chinese aren't too worried about GM's bankruptcy.

Science, Tech & Environment

Plane disappears over Atlantic

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Adam Mynott, who is at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. That's where an Air France plane en route from Rio de Janeiro was supposed to land this morning. Investigators are still trying to determine why the plane disappeared from radar and perhaps crashed while flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Global Politics

Iranian candidates' online presence

Iran's President Ahmadinejad has a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and YouTube videos. Iran's other presidential candidates are also on the web. As election day grows near, they're hoping to attract votes from Iran's many Internet users. Reporter Cyrus Farivar takes us on-line to follow the Iranian election.