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In 'Twitch Plays Pokemon,' a million people played one character in a 16-day videogame

"Twitch plays Pokemon" was the idea of an anonymous programmer in Australia. He modified one of the original Pokemon games made for the Game Boy and launched it on the Internet. During the last few weeks, around a million players tried to control one character in the same videogame at the same time. Millions more watched and argued about the game.

Arts, Culture & Media

Veterans Day around the world

Veterans Day in the U.S. honors all those who've done military service. In other countries, the day is set aside to remember the Armistice that ended World War One. The World's Katy Clark has a global wrap-up of Veterans Day celebrations.

Arts, Culture & Media

Melting Permafrost

For today's Geo Quiz, we head to the frozen north. We have heard a lot about the problem of melting ice as climate change warms up the Arctic. But scientists are also worried about something else that is melting up there — permafrost.

Business, Finance & Economics

Wheat prices soar

Michael Pollan about the worry over world wheat supplies; the price of wheat has soared to record highs recently and meanwhile the World Food Program of the United Nations is warning that expensive wheat could soon force the agency

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit Fairuz

Many listeners wrote in after last week's conversation with singer Angelique Kidjo about music on her iPod. One song stood out for listeners as a memory from their past, but it had a different title. The World's Marco Werman tries to crack the case.