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Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. That's were the very first instant ramen noodle was invented. And today is the 50th anniversary of the instant noodle. To celebrate we speak with Mr. Toshiya Suganuma of Ippudo Restaurant in New York City about what it takes to make a good bowl of ramen.

Global Politics

Anti-war democrats

As the Democratic Convention gets underway in Denver, The World's Matthew Bell examines the on-going tensions between the Obama campaign and the anti-war faction of the Democratic Party.

Global Politics

Who runs Pakistan?

Pakistan's ruling coalition has fallen apart, with the leader of one major party pulling out of the government. That increases the uncertainty in Pakistan, a key U-S ally. Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Islamabad.

Global Politics

The Ossetian divide

The conflict between Georgia and Russia involves Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia, but there's also a North Ossetia which is part of Russia and the Ossetian region and its politics is divided by the Russia-Georgian border.

Conflict & Justice

Going home to Zimbabwe

Ish Magundikwa is returning to his homeland Zimbabwe for the first time in two years, but with 85 percent unemployment and inflation officially running at 11.2 million percent, it's a vastly different place.