refugee

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's geo quiz we asked whether the number of immigrants to the US is going up or down, and where most of them come from. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the answer from William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington. He says at least half of the people coming to the United States are from Latin America...and that newly released census numbers for 2007 indicate a slowdown in immigration.

Lifestyle & Belief

Attack in Pakistan

The government of Pakistan is blaming Islamic militants for an attack in the city of Lahore today that killed or wounded hundreds. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the details from the BBC's Barbara Plett.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Quiz Answer

We wanted to know where the new sci-fi spectacular, District 9, was filmed. The answer is Soweto, South Africa, specifically a district of Soweto called Chiawalo. Correspondent Geoffrey York went to Chiawalo to see what residents make of the movie.

Arts, Culture & Media

The causes of famine

Droughts and floods can cause food crises. But so can politics and economics. Reporter David Hecht examines the roots of the 2005 food crisis in the West African nation of Niger and why so many children starved to death despite an adequate harvest.

Conflict & Justice

Israel plans more settlements

Israel announced plans for new Jewish settlements in mostly-Arab East Jerusalem. This despite US pressure not to build more settlements, and Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel. Marco Werman learns more from the BBC's Jonathan Donnison in Gaza.