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Conflict & Justice

Burka ban in France

Correspondent Sarah Elzas reports from Paris on the legislation to ban the burka in France. The measure has provoked a lot of criticism, not just from practicing Muslims. A French real estate developer and his wife are taking matters into their own hands.

Arts, Culture & Media

Etran Finatawa from Niger

For our Geo Quiz we were looking for a northern African country that's home to a number nomadic tribes. The answer is Niger. The band Etran Finatawa is from Niger. The band's new album is called 'Tarkat Tajje' or 'Let's Go!'

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geoquiz is the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Scott Larsen, sales manager for Krasicki and Ward Emergency Prep in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Israeli music in Berlin

Israeli Jews are now flocking to an unexpected place: Berlin, once the capital of the Nazi regime that murdered millions of Jews. Today about 3,000 Israelis, mostly young artists, have moved there. Reporter Daniel Estrin profiles one Israeli musician.

Global Politics

Iraq's oil boom

Much of the uncertainty Iraqis feel is about the economic future of their country.Those prospects depend largely on the recovery of Iraq's oil industry. The World's Katy Clark reports that Iraq's oil is flowing again.

Arts, Culture & Media

Brazil's grammar hotline

Politicians recently approved a bill to create a linguistic hotline in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's not the first one in the country. Reporter Jason Strother tells us about another grammar call-in service that's been around for 30 years.

Arts, Culture & Media

Tales of things

Many of the things we buy come fresh out of the box. But get something second-hand, and that object has lived out at least one life with somebody else before you even see it. The World's Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.

Conflict & Justice

Peacekeepers killed in Somalia

Four African Union peacekeepers were killed when a mortar hit Somalia's presidential palace, officials say. Islamist insurgents battle government forces. The Washington Post's Sudarsan Raghavan has been filing from Mogadishu since the fighting began.