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Tintin on trial

50 years ago this month, Congo became an independent nation. In the early 1930s, cartoonist Herge sent his intrepid boy reporter Tintin to Congo. But now, it's the subject of, a lawsuit brought by a Congolese immigrant. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Sports

World Cup Soccer

The United States and Slovenia ended a very exciting World Cup match today in a tie at 2 goals apiece. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with William Troop, who's manning The World's Soccer bureau, about today's game.

Global Politics

Spain faces its debt

The head of the International Monetary Fund gave Spain a vote of confidence today, saying the country is taking the right steps to tackle its growing public deficit. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona.

Arts, Culture & Media

Fountain of Youth

It's not entirely clear who first came up with the story of the Fountain of Youth. Ponce de Le�n never found it but there is a place in Florida that is closely associated with the Fountain's legend. Can you name it?

Arts, Culture & Media

BelO

Haitian musician BelO is in the midst of a World Tour. By the end of this summer, he'll have played in France, Vietnam, Morocco, Congo, Austria, US and a few more countries in between. BelO's been on the road promoting his CD �Reference.'

Conflict & Justice

Slovenia or Slovakia?

The United States plays its second game of the World Cup tomorrow and the Geo Quiz asks: who is the US playing? Slovenia? Or is it Slovakia? Some people are having trouble telling the difference. The World's Alex Gallafent tries to sort it out for us.

Arts, Culture & Media

World Sacred Music Festival

The appeal of American gospel in Fes, Morocco is the subject of our Global Hit today. Reporter Betto Arcos recently attended the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes. Attendees were there to hear gospel songs from The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Global Politics

Israel eases Gaza blockade

Israel has announced it will ease the land blockade of the Gaza Strip and allow more goods to enter Palestinian territory. It comes amid growing international pressure to end the embargo. Marco Werman talks with the BBC's John Donnison who is in Gaza.

Global Politics

Egypt's 'most reliable news source'

When you take rice, macaroni, lentils, and chickpeas, and mix it together with fried onions and tomato sauce, you get koshary. Koshary is also the name of Egypt's newest satirical newspaper, El Koshary Today. Reporter Julia Simon sent this report.

Global Politics

Cuba fears gulf spill contamination

U.S. and Cuban officials have put aside nearly 50 years of frigid relations to hold talks on how to prepare for possible oil contamination from the BP oil spill. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBCs Michael Voss, who's in Havana.

Global Politics

Colombian front-runner

In Colombia, the man who led the successful military campaign against the Marxist FARC rebels is now leading in the polls ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Correspondent John Otis has the story.