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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?

Global Politics

Tunisia in crisis

Tunisia's president has stepped down after 23 years in power amid unprecedented protests on the streets of the capital Tunis. Lisa Mullins talks with Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Global Politics

Tunisia unrest continues

At least four people died in overnight clashes in Tunisia despite a curfew and the deployment of troops, opposition officials have said. The nationwide protests have been fueled by anger at poverty, unemployment and corruption. Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Violence on the rise in Gaza

Violence along Israel's border with Gaza has been on the rise in recent weeks. Today, Gaza'a Hamas rulers are reported to be deploying their own security forces to put a lid on the attacks. The World's Matthew Bell has more from Jerusalem.

Arts, Culture & Media

Former name of Tokyo

Japan's capital Tokyo is one of the world's largest mega cities. It's got skyscrapers galore, national parks, and cherry blossoms. Tokyo got its name in 1868 but for centuries prior to that, it was called something else.

Conflict & Justice

Berlusconi suffers legal setback

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suffered a legal setback today. Italy's Constitutional Court ruled that he can no longer claim official business as an excuse to avoid testifying in legal cases against him. The World's Gerry Hadden has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Carmen Consoli's 'Mio Zio'

The World's Marco Werman listens to the new CD by Italy's Carmen Consoli. It features a sonf ?Mio Zio,? or my uncle, about child sexual abuse. The song got US rocker Patti Smith up on stage to sing it with Consoli at a concert last summer.

Global Politics

Haiti marks earthquake anniversary

Today marks the 1st anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. A million people still live in tents and makeshift shelters all over the capital Port-au-Prince. As The World's Jeb Sharp reports, Haitians are still grappling with the enormity of what happened.

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Another earthquake in Haiti?

The World's science reporter Rhitu Chatterjee has been talking with geologists. They say the Haitian earthquake didn't originate in the place they had anticipated. They had been looking at a different fault line. One that's yet to rupture.