The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the efforts of US Marines in Afghanistan to get Afghans to take sides against the Taliban. It's one of the latest strategies for fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan.
The son of North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong Il was rumored to have visited China's president last week in Beijing; fueling suspicions that Kim's third son has been anointed to be North Korea's next leader. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has more.
The World's Laura Lynch reports on the aftermath of the presidential election in Iran. Tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets to protest last Friday's results...claiming the election of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was rigged.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Gary Sick, President Jimmy Carter's principal aide for Iran during the Iranian Islamic Revolution and the hostage crisis, about the current disputed presidential election.
Correspondent Genevieve Oger reports on a small village in France that's been particularly hard hit by the crash of Air France flight 447. Ermenonville was home to three of the victims... and many of its residents work for the aviation industry.
The L.A. Lakers have a growing fan base in Spain thanks to Spaniard and Laker's forward Pau Gasol. Marco Werman speaks with Raul Barrigon, managing editor of the Madrid-based website "hoopshype," about reaction to the Lakers' NBA victory last night.
The World's Aaron Schachter is embedded with US marines in southern Afghanistan. He reports on how troops there are trying to implementing a new counter-insurgency strategy in an effort to get Afghans on their side.
Reporter Irris Makler introduces us to a man at the Israeli Foreign Ministry who's got an unusual task among his governmental duties...answering letters from Arab men throughout the Middle East who are looking to marry Jewish women.
Today's Global Hit features a tale of two piano masters -- one from New Orleans, the other from Bamako, Mali. Anchor Marco Werman tells us who they are and how they borrow elements from each other's musical culture.