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Conflict & Justice

Violence in Mosul

Americans and Iraqis have succeeded in defeating militants in many parts of Iraq. But violence is rising in parts of the country such as the northern city of Mosul. The BBC's Hugh Sykes is in Baghdad.

How wars end - part one

In part one of our series on how wars end The World's Jeb Sharp looks at how the war in Iraq has played out and what it tells us about the way we think about war endings.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the hometown of the top ranked women's tennis player in the world, Jelena Jankovic. Jelana was born in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - Spanglish

When Spanish collides with English, the result is Spanglish. It's a language that comedian Bill Santiago knows well. So much so that he's written a book called "Pardon My Spanglish." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.

Health & Medicine

Medics in Afghanistan

American casualties are on the rise in Afghanistan. That's putting U.S. military doctors and nurses to the test. We hear from chief nurse Major Keni Harriman, who works at a front line surgical hospital in Afghanistan.

Global Politics

China's communist party

This week, the People's Republic of China celebrated its 59th birthday. Correspondent Philip Martin reports on the continuing perks of Communist party membership in an economically transformed China.

Conflict & Justice

Skype under fire in China

The free Internet communications tool Skype has come under fire this week. Turns out that the company's Chinese partner has been filtering Skype text messages for words deemed sensitive by the Chinese government.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is Markneukirchen, Germany - a town in Saxony, Germany and home to the original founder of the C.F. Martin Guitar Company. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the company. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Martin's great-great-great-grandson, Chris Martin IV.