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Conflict & Justice

Britain gets tough on welfare

These are tough economic times and countries are imposing some tough economic measures. Britain is reducing spending on higher education. The World's Laura Lynch updates on Britain's latest sweeping changes to the country's social safety net.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Martin Fisher with the San-Francisco based non-profit organization, KickStart. KickStart is marketing relatively low-cost irrigation pumps in the province to help small-scale farmers.

Lifestyle & Belief

Asian chillies

For the Geo Quiz we set our sights on a scorching hot chilli pepper. We're looking for the South Asian country where this hot pepper grows. How hot is it? Well, the Naga chilli pepper is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce�

Arts, Culture & Media

Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.

Global Politics

Rebuilding Haiti

Haiti's government has unveiled an expensive reconstruction plan for the country. But there are questions over how best to spend the money. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with reporter Amy Bracken in Port-au-Prince.