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Arts, Culture & Media

Surfing in Liberia

For years Liberia was infamous for its civil war but now surfing fans are discovering the beaches. In the Geo Quiz we're looking for Liberia's surfing capital, New York Times' Diplomatic Correspondent Helene Cooper knows where to find it.

Global Politics

Former president's Hamas strategy

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on former President Jimmy Carter's controversial decision to meet with Hamas leaders during his visit to the Middle East this week; Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by both the US and Israeli governments.

Conflict & Justice

Betancourt in the spotlight

Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt is in France, where she is the focus of much media attention; Lisa Mullins talks with Time Magazine's Paris correspondent Vivienne Walt about the French reaction to Betancourt's rescue and return.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

Today's answer is Yinlong Island, also known as Tarabarov Island. The island is located at the confluence of two rivers along the eastern border between Russia and China. The two nations have just settled a long border dispute involving the island. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Professor Shannon O'Lear, who specializes in Russian and Central Eurasian geography.

Conflict & Justice

Accused 9/11 mastermind to plead guilty

The accused mastermind of the 9/11 attacks says he wants to plead guilty. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants told a military judge today in Guantanamo Bay they were ready to confess. Mohammed has already claimed responsibility for planning the attacks. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Carol Rosenberg, who is covering the story for The Miami Herald.

Global Politics

Russian-Ukraine fuel dispute

The heat is back on in Ukraine. Residents there were without gas for nearly three weeks after Russia turned off the taps to the Ukraine in a dispute over pricing. The World's Gerry Hadden tells us a agreement has now been reached.

Arts, Culture & Media

Protest songs

Artists often play a part in the struggle against barriers. The World's Gerry Hadden has been looking into songs that symbolized the struggle against the divided Germany. He didn't find many. But the few he found mostly came from the former East Germany.