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Antarctic lake

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a very big and very cold lake. This lake is roughly the size of New Jersey and it lies 2 miles below the ice sheet that covers east Antarctica. And scientists are trying to reach it by drilling down through ice.

Conflict & Justice

Trading with China

Chinese President Hu Jintao is beginning a state visit to the US today. The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks at why China wants to increase domestic consumption, and why that's a challenge.

Global Politics

US-China energy talks

More than a year ago, the US and China agreed to work on an array of joint research projects for clean energy. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Derek Scissors, China specialist at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, about US-China energy cooperation.

Conflict & Justice

Tunisia fallout in Egypt

The overthrow of the government in Tunisia has inspired anti-government protesters in other parts of the Arab world. This morning a man set himself on fire outside the Egyptian parliament. Ursula Lindsey reports.

Global Politics

Microinsurance grows in Colombia

Some insurance companies are offering microinsurance for the poor, especially for health matters, meant to protect the poor against financial disasters caused by illness, death or crop failure. Reporter John Otis has the story from Barranquilla, Colombia.

Global Politics

Women drivers and the king

For our Geo Quiz, we're looking for the largest Arab country in the Middle East. It occupies a large of the Arabian Peninsula and it borders on the Red Sea. There are strict restrictions on women in this Islamic country.

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Turkish metropolis

We're off to western Turkey for today's Geo Quiz. Legend has it the ancient city of Byzantium was founded by ancient Greeks who sailed across the Aegean Sea. Today it is part of Turkey under what name?