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KMT soldier report

Correspondent Yuen Chan tells the story of a Chinese man whose life has followed the twist and turns of the tense relationship between China's Communists and the remnants of the Chinese Nationalist army.

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Geo answer

We were looking for the Arab city that was home to the Thousand-and-One Nights, and where there's now a surge in plastic surgery. The answer is Baghdad. The BBC's Jim Muir reports on the rise in demand in Baghdad for comestic transformations.

Global Politics

US practices for World Cup

The US soccer team is getting ready for the World Cup competition by playing some 'friendly' matches here at home. The team plays Turkey in Philadelphia. But in Turkey, people aren't feeling friendly. Correspondent Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Global Politics

North Korea no threat to south

Tensions are escalating between North and South Korea, now that the South has formally blamed the North for the sinking of a Navy ship in March. But as Jason Strother reports, a lot of South Koreans don't view North Korea as a real threat.

Conflict & Justice

The war in Afghanistan

The American military death toll in Afghanistan has reached 1,000 and the number of US troops in Afghanistan has now surpassed the total in Iraq. Reporter Ben Gilbert is embedded with an Army unit currently deployed in Eastern Afghanistan.

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Mosque attacks in Pakistan

Gunmen attacked two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore today. At least 70 people are reported to have been killed. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who is in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

Conflict & Justice

Security at the soccer World Cup

The State Department issued a travel warning about visiting South Africa during next month's World Cup, Marco Werman speaks with Johan Burger at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa about what his country is doing to keep people safe.

Arts, Culture & Media

World Cup singer dies

South African tenor, Siphiwo Ntshebe, the opera singer hand-picked by Nelson Mandela to perform at the opening ceremonies of the World Cup, died suddenly this week from acute bacterial meningitis. Anchor Marco Werman has more.