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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we challenged you to come up with the name of the sea that's off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Lisa Mullins provides the answer (the Coral Sea) and tells about the dramatic return of Sophie, a cattle dog that went missing there and was feared drowned.

Global Politics

US and Mexico argue over trade

The World's Lorne Matalon reports on the ongoing dispute between Mexico and the United States over trade. The US is keeping Mexican trucks from going more than 25 miles north of the border. Mexico is replying with tariffs on a list of US goods normally exported to Mexico.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Africa's Skeleton Coast, where dense fog and treacherous surf have been responsible for countless shipwrecks over the years. Journalist Simon Winchester sent us an audio postcard from the Skeleton Coast.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Today's Global Hit features a 14-piece music band named Chopteeth. Most members hail from the Washington, DC area. But the band's sound has a distinct West African feel. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us why.

Science, Tech & Environment

Earthquake hits central Italy

An earthquake struck central Italy this morning. The quake was centered near the medieval city of L'Aquila, about 60 miles northeast of Rome. Italian authorities say about a 100 people were killed and at least 1500 have been injured. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Dominic Hughes in central Italy.

Global Politics

President Obama in Turkey

President Obama finishes off his first overseas tour as president with a stop in Turkey. Mr. Obama delivered a speech there today, calling Turkey a "critical ally," and he's getting good reviews there. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Global Politics

Khmer Rouge on trial

The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the latest from the UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge officials being held in Cambodia. Today's proceedings opened under a cloud of corruption and accusations of political interference.

Global Politics

North Korea's rocket test

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Matthew Bell about this weekend's reported rocket launch in North Korea. North Korea's state-run media hailed the country's satellite launch as a success. But U.S. and South Korean sources say the launch failed to put anything into orbit.

Memorable North Korean statements

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about two memorable North Korean statements -- one about the rocket launch reported this weekend, the other about a recent defeat on the soccer field.

Global Politics

President Obama at NATO summit

President Obama is presenting his new strategy for Afghanistan at NATO's 60th anniversary strategy in France and Germany. European leaders have praised the new strategy, though they remain reluctant to contribute significantly more troops to the Afghanistan war. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Global Politics

Is NATO still relevant?

Today President Obama switched his attention from the G-20 to NATO. The NATO military alliance was a cornerstone of U-S Cold War security policy. Now two decades after the Cold War ended, NATO is still trying to redefine its purpose. Anchor Katy Clark discusses the alliance's relevance with Nick Burns, a former U-S ambassador to NATO.