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Arts, Culture & Media

Marriage-hunting in Japan

In Japan, many singles are taking no chances when it comes to getting married. They're going to "marriage hunting" events, a mix between speed dating and a job interview. Even the government is getting involved. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.

Conflict & Justice

The mayor of Kandahar

The man who's running one of Afghanistan's most dangerous cities had an unlikely start. He was an accountant in a Washington, D.C. suburb for 20 years. Correspondent James Murry profiles Kandahar's mayor Ghulam Hayder Hamidi.

Arts, Culture & Media

Singapore's science dreams

Singapore is laying the foundation for a future economy based on science. It's sending its own citizens abroad for a top education, and enticing some the world's best minds in science to its shores. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro has more.

Global Politics

Win in China

Entrepreneurship is no longer a dirty word in China. Select businessmen, and a handful of women are now held up as powerful icons. Ole Schell traveled to the city of Weifang to profile an up-and-coming lingerie baron.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz

For today's geo quiz, we are looking for the name of the building in Taiwan that held the title of world's tallest building? until the newly-opened Burj in Dubai came along to take top spot.

Global Politics

Obama gets a mixed review in Ghana

Many Africans were euphoric over the inauguration of President Obama. On his visit to Accra last year, the President said ?great days lie ahead for Ghana.? Now some Ghanaians say they're still waiting to see whether the President can improve their lives.