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Conflict & Justice

Unrest in Tunisia

The government of Tunisia today reported more civilian deaths in the worst civil unrest in the country in more than two decades. Many of the protesters are young Tunisians protesting the country's high unemployment rate. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

US Navy gets budget cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion over the next five years. $35 billion of those proposed savings would come from cuts to the US Navy. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

South Sudan referendum under way

The people of South Sudan have been voting for the second day of an independence referendum. Turnout wasn't as heavy as on the first day, but correspondents said voters appeared to be just as determined. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Juba.

Global Politics

Why Sudan may split

Jennifer Cooke directs the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. She talks with Lisa Mullins about the twists and turns in Sudan's history that lead to today's historic referendum.

Conflict & Justice

Using DNA spray to catch thieves

Reporter Clark Boyd tells us that businesses in Britain, Holland and Belgium are using synthetic DNA to spray thieves and shoplifters. When the police catch a suspect, all they need is an ultraviolet light and a cotton swab to begin their investigation.

Sports

California sports arena

Take your seat now for the Geo Quiz: the sports stadium we'd like you to name this time borrows its name from Rome's famous amphitheater. It's been home to three professional sports teams: The Athletics, the Raiders and the Earthquakes.

Arts, Culture & Media

Restoring a pyramid

One of the first pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians was seriously damaged by an earthquake in 1992. But only now has someone stepped forward to repair it. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the plucky Welsh engineer, Peter James.

Global Politics

Dealing with Haiti's cholera victims

The cholera outbreak in Haiti has spread easily because of the poor sanitation following last year's devastating earthquake. The World's Jeb Sharp spent some time this week with a man who has the job of collecting the bodies of cholera victims.