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Protests mar Olympic torch lighting

Pro-Tibet protests disrupted the lighting of the Olympic torch today in Greece, but the torch now goes on 5-month relay before arriving in Beijing and it will make one stop in North America - San Francisco

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Pollution in Beijing

Host Marco Werman talks to The World's Beijing Correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad, whose view from her apartment window stretches only one block, thanks to the smog that's enveloping the city.

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U.S. vs. China in Olympic basketball

The U.S. men's basketball opener vs. China on Sunday will be one of the most-watched Olympic events, and the players on both teams are under pressure to do well during the Games, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

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China's track star leaves race

China's top track athlete Liu Xiang dropped out of a hurdles race in Beijing today. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to correspondent Mary Kay Magistad about Liu Xiang and other Olympics news.

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Sumo drug scandal

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Chris Hogg in Tokyo about a drug scandal that is rocking the world of sumo wrestling. Two Russian sumo wrestlers have been banned from taking part in the sport after testing positive for marijuana use.

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Russia cuts back

Russia will host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. But the global financial crisis is already putting a chink in their plans. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details.

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Filipino boxing hero

The BBC's Mike Costello reports on Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao -- a hero back home who's going for a world light welterweight crown tomorrow in Las Vegas.

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Soccer news

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on how Spaniards are dealing with their loss to the United States in yesterday's Confederation Cup soccer match.