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Development & Education

Happy 50th birthday, Zambia!

The southern African nation of Zambia gained independence from Britain on October 24, 1964. Half a century later, it’s one of the most politically stable countries in the region. But as Zambia celebrates its 50th birthday, some Zambians are turning their attention to fixing the problems of the future.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mexico City's drug museum

In 1985 the military opened a museum of the history of drugs in Mexico. It started with just a few displays. 25 years later, The ?Museo de Enervantes? is packed with items of the battle against the drug cartels. From Mexico City, Jennifer Schmidt reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Amazon geoglyphs

We're heading to the furthest reaches of the world's biggest forest in search of a lost city. Anthropologists thought only small, simple societies lived there. Rumors have persisted of long-lost great civilizations. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name Malaysia's two capitals. One is the country's biggest city, Kuala Lumpur. The other is Malaysia's administrative center, Putrajaya.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we are looking for Vietnam's second largest city. This city's known for its mix of European and Asian style and architecture. That mix is also reflected in its cuisine. The answer is ? Hanoi.We speak with Chef Bobby Chin.

Global Politics

Quan Ho

Vietnam these days is young and hip to the latest trends. Some 60 percent of Vietnamese are under 30, and more likely to listen to pop tunes than traditional Vietnamese music. The government hopes to change that. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Global Politics

Iran's interest in Iraq

Tensions have been growing between Iraq's sectarian groups. And Iran has been accused of stoking those tensions. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on concerns that Iran is poised to fill the power vacuum when the Americans leave.