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Global Politics

Obama repeals abortion policy

President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order today that would lift the ban on US funding for foreign family planning organizations that promote or provide information about abortion. The World's Jason Margolis explains.

Health & Medicine

Update on bird flu in China

China has just reported four new human cases of bird flu -- three of them fatal -- as millions of Chinese prepare to travel throughout the country for the lunar New Year. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has this update.

Conflict & Justice

Congolese general arrested

Rwandan authorities have arrested renegade Congolese general, Laurent Nkunda. He's the leader of a Tutsi rebel force in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Peter Greste.

Sports

Geo answer

Today we're heading to South Australia where the international cycling race, the Tour Down Under, is under way. The answer is Adelaide, Australia. Anchor Marco Werman gets details about the race from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) sports reporter John Thompson-Mills who's got his eye on American cyclist Lance Armstrong as he tries to make a comeback.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Reporter Jeff Lunden profiles classical singer Thomas Quasthoff. The German bass-baritone has won three Grammy Awards and achieved international success. And he's overcome significant physical challenges to do it.