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Azerbaijan's virtual candidate

The World's Clark Boyd reports on a "virtual candidate" running for president in Azerbaijan today. Most real candidates boycotted the election, to protest political repression by the incumbent. The World's Clark Boyd has the story.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is China -- which this week pledged to eliminate what it calls "absolute poverty" within its borders. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Ningxia province, one of China's poorest rural areas.

Women in Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains a tough place to be a woman. The country's most senior policewoman was assassinated by the Taliban last month. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Canadian photo-journalist, Lana Slezic, author of the portrait book called "Forsaken: Afghan Women."

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

Today's answer is Yinlong Island, also known as Tarabarov Island. The island is located at the confluence of two rivers along the eastern border between Russia and China. The two nations have just settled a long border dispute involving the island. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Professor Shannon O'Lear, who specializes in Russian and Central Eurasian geography.