Illegal hunting of protected species is rampant in the Central African country of Cameroon. Government enforcement of poaching laws is spotty, but as Jori Lewis reports, it'll take more than a crackdown on hunters to solve the problem.
The people of southern Sudan are set to vote in a referendum on independence next month. If the vote passes, some northern Sudanese who live in the south fear they may no longer be welcome. Correspondent Sean Carberry reports from southern Sudan.
Ivory Coast was once an economic hub of west Africa. Then, a civil war split Ivory Coast. The country, reunited in 2007,is threatening to descend into chaos again. The reason is last month's disputed election. The BBC's John James has more from Abidjan.
The World's Katy Clark reports on a high-profile court case in India involving a physician renowned for helping the poor. Dr. Binayak Sen was sentenced to life in prison for his alleged links to Maoist rebels.
A group of British elementary school students did a science project on the way bees see colors and patterns. Their research was so good that it has been published. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Beau Lotto, a neuroscientist at University College London.
For many travelers in Europe it won't be a Merry Christmas unless they can get out of the airport. Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Matthew Price who is in Brussels, where they had 10 inches of snow last night.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports a Christmas tradition in the Catalonian region of Spain. It will strike you as unusual and might strike you as offensive. It is a figure in the Catalonian nativity scene called the ï¿½pooper.ï¿½
Marco Werman talks with Robert Kaufmann, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston U, about the new technologies which are helping the oil industry search for oil in many areas once considered too difficult.
It's estimated that about half of the agricultural workforce in the United States is here illegally. One Midwestern goat farmer thought that the system was unfair to his Mexican workers. So, he moved to Mexico. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
For the Geo Quiz we were looking for a cluster of islands in the North Atlantic about halfway between Iceland and Norway and has been selected by the National Geographic Traveler as the most appealing island destination.
Soul singer Solomon Burke died this past year, in Holland. The World's Marco Werman finds out more about Burke's Dutch collaboration. Marco also remembers some other musicians around the world who passed away this year.
The city of Ju-rez would seem to have little to celebrate this holiday season. Drug cartels have been battling among themselves and with police. And yet, at least one neighborhood in Ju-rez is going to celebrate Christmas. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.
Mexico played host to international climate negotiations; the foreign minister is widely credited with getting the process back on track. Among those praising Mexico's leadership is Durwood Zaelke. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to him about Mexico's role.
Southern Sudanese will vote in January whether to form an independent country. Members of the diaspora are allowed to vote as well. The World's Jeb Sharp visits one of the eight referendum centers here in the US to see how registration is going.
Officials in Nigeria say that criminal networks are forcing thousands of girls and women there into prostitution in Mali. Nigeria accuses Mali of failing to act against the traffickers. The BBC's Martin Vogl is in Bamako, the capital of Mali.
American farmers depend on immigrant labor. But some farmers say a steady supply of legal immigrants has become impossible. So they are moving to Mexico. The World's Jason Margolis spent two days with a California farmer who is shifting operations south.
For the Geo Quiz we set our sights on a scorching hot chilli pepper. We're looking for the South Asian country where this hot pepper grows. How hot is it? Well, the Naga chilli pepper is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauceï¿½