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Eurasian peninsula

It was hard enough to pronounce the name of Iceland's volcano. Eyjafjallajokull grounded trans-Atlantic flights earlier this year with its ash and smoke. Now another multi-syllabic volcano is sending plumes into the sky. So its easy to spot�

Conflict & Justice

Tariq Aziz gets death penalty

A Baghdad judge has sentenced Tariq Aziz, Iran's foreign minister under Saddam Hussein, to death. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with New York Times correspondent John Burns, who spent time with Aziz before the invasion. Burns describes Aziz as a sycophant.

Conflict & Justice

US working with Afghan police

US forces in Afghanistan have been trying for some time to improve the performance of the local police forces. Progress has been erratic. Ben Gilbert was embedded with the 504th Military Police Battalion when he sent this report.

Global Politics

New corruption rankings out

Transparency International has published its annual survey that ranks 178 countries according to how corrupt their public officials and politicians are perceived to be. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us more about the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Global Politics

Sudan split over oil

An oil-rich area on the border between northern and southern Sudan is adding to already tense relations that exist between the Sudanese government and southern leaders. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Rebecca Hamilton.

Conflict & Justice

Karzai confirms cash from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a transparent process. Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Quentin Summerville and a reality check from Pamela Constable.

Global Politics

Iraqi monuments still standing

The majority of monuments erected in Iraq by Saddam Hussein have been destroyed or defaced, but some still stand. The fate of those remaining monuments has pitted preservationists against Iraqis eager to forget the past. Susannah George reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Tartini's Balkan home

We head to south-central Europe now for the Geo Quiz. The country we're looking for shares borders with Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Austria. It's got lots of mountains but also a sliver of waterfront property on the Adriatic Sea.

Arts, Culture & Media

Alexander Scriabin

The Baryshnikov Arts Center is hosting a show; �Spectral Scriabin'. Eteri Andjaparidze and Jennifer Tipton are creating a music-theater work in which the music of Scriabin merges with a display of color and light. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.