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Space station turns 10

The International Space Station turns ten years old today. Some say it's a colossal waste of time and money. Others say its a symbol of what can be done in space when nations work together. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Tibetan exile summit

Tibetans in exile are gathering at the home of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India this week. They're meeting to talk about failed negotiations with China to gain genuine autonomy for Tibetans.


Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more about a 16-year-old girl who's about to become Japan's first female professional baseball player. She was drafted by a team from Kobe -- which is the answer to our quiz today.

Science, Tech & Environment

Space walk

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is currently docked at the International Space Station. Part of the mission is to conduct a number of spacewalks to repair a faulty solar panel hinge. But the astronauts have had a bit of trouble. BBC Science Correspondent David Shukman explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit and geo answer

For today's Global Hit, The World's Marco Werman introduces us to Eugene Rodriguez and his band, Los Cenzontles. The Bay Area group is about a lot more than fusing Mexican and American music. In fact it's a front band for a community arts center created to help Mexican-American immigrant kids stay out of trouble.

Global Politics

Priorities for next Attorney General

Washington attorney Eric Holder appears likely to be the nominee for Attorney General. If he does get the job, he's in for a challenge in remaking a Justice Department whose reputation has been badly tarnished. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Congo's gorillas at risk

Virunga National Park in Congo is home to more than a third of the world's last mountain gorillas - and the ongoing violence in eastern Congo is putting the wellbeing of those remaining few at risk. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more about Virunga's mountain gorillas from author Craig Hatkoff. He co-wrote a children's book called "Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of their Own".