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Anasma Vuong

Today's Global Hit features a belly dancer. Her name is Anasma Vuong. She's originally from Paris. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother from Tunisia. These days Anasma Vuong lives in New York. And she specializes in a fusion of belly dance and hip hop.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq vote in doubt

One of Iraq's two vice-presidents has vetoed part of the country's new election law, putting the parliamentary polls scheduled for January in doubt. Electoral officials say they have suspended preparations for the vote. Katy Clark reports.

Global Politics

Poverty in Afghanistan

A new survey released by the aid group Oxfam highlights some of the largest concerns of ordinary Afghans. According to the survey, their main concern is living in poverty. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the report's author, Ashley Jackson, who's in Kabul.

Global Politics

President Obama in South Korea

President Obama's Asia visit will conclude this week in South Korea. Many South Koreans are more worried about their government's decision to dispatch troops to Afghanistan. Jason Strothers previews the President's visit.

Global Politics

Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nabokov last novel

Over thirty years after his death, Vladimir Nabokov's last, unfinished novel, was released today. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the novel with Keith Gessen, editor of the New York literary magazine, N+1.

Conflict & Justice

Rebuilding Beirut's synagogue

The Jewish community in Beirut is centuries old. But few Jewish people remain, and the main synagogue was destroyed by fighting during Lebanon's civil war. Some of the country's remaining Jewish citizens are trying to rebuild the synagogue and their community. Ben Gilbert recently paid a visit to the synagogue and sent this report.

Arts, Culture & Media

Alex the Jester

We're going underground for today's Geo Quiz. There are subway systems in just about every major city around the globe. The one we're looking for opened in 1935. We find out the answer from Alex the Jester.

Conflict & Justice

Obama's style in China

President Barack Obama has told students in Shanghai that certain freedoms were universal. It's not what the Chinese are used to hearing from their own president, Hu Jintao. Mary Kay Magistad looks at the contrasting styles of Hu and Obama.