The northern city of Kirkuk is ground zero for a potential conflict following the planned US withdrawal: In his second story from Kirkuk, reporter Ben Gilbert looks at the role Kirkuk plays in the Iraq vote.
Host Marco Werman talks with Michael Kamber, a New York Times photographer in Baghdad, about the unrealistic aspects of The Hurt Locker and with film critic and historian David Thomson about the role of war films.
For years Pakistan's northwest has been plagued by Islamist violence fueled by anger over the war in Afghanistan. Marco Werman talks with Washington's special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, about US policy in the region.
We're tracking two Canadian adventurers for our Geo Quiz today. They're attempting to cross a frozen lake in Siberia. It's not just any lake it's the deepest lake in the world. It's the planet's largest reservoir of fresh water.
For centuries the islanders of Yap were renowned in the Pacific for their navigational skills. Recently, there's been a resurgence of interest among young Yapese in learning this ancient skill. The World's Mary Kay Magistad went sailing with some of them.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is a performance art space called the Barbican Center, where the subject of today's Global Hit, French musician and artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot, has mounted his latest exhibit.
At least 14 people have been killed in Baghdad on the first day of voting in Iraq's parliamentary elections. On Wednesday, three suicide bombers attacked police and a hospital in Baquba, killing at least 30 people. Reporter Ben Gilbert reports.
In the West African nation of Senegal, an informal recycling industry has poisoned children and left a neighborhood severely polluted. Residents caused the contamination by pulling apart car batteries to extract the lead. Jori Lewis reports.