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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were searching for the birthplace of the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra. The answer is the city of Alexandria, where archeologists may have come closer to discovering the long-searched-for royal tomb of Cleopatra and her lover Antony.

Conflict & Justice

Life in Chechnya today

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rachel Denber, deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, about the current conditions in Chechnya as Russia officially ended its ten-year Russian military campaign there.

Science, Tech & Environment

Robo-World

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's technology correspondent Clark Boyd about the latest in the world of robotics showcased at the Robo Business 2009 Conference and Expo in Boston.

Causes of civilian casualties in Iraq

The World's Katy Clark reports on a study in today's New England Journal of Medicine that documents the leading causes of death for civilians in Iraq. The study authors say that execution-style killings represented the largest proportion of civilian deaths, but that aerial bombings were the single most deadly "event" for civilians.

Business, Finance & Economics

Swiss banking giant announces major losses and layoffs

Switzerland's largest bank - UBS - announced massive layoffs today after reporting a $ 1.75 billion loss for the first quarter of 2009. Account holders worldwide continue to withdraw funds after the banking giant agreed to cooperate with foreign authorities investigating tax fraud. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jack Blum, a U.S. attorney specializing in tackling offshore tax abuse.