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Global Scan

A court says Americans should know the reason their government kills its citizens abroad

The Obama administration's effort to keep its memo on extra-judicial killings secret received a setback this week, when a judge ruled it had to hand over the rationale under the Freedom of Information Act. Meanwhile, North Koreans are increasingly frustrated with their own government — while Russians are falling more and more in line with theirs. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo quiz

For our Geo Quiz today, we're looking for the name of the desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The answer is the Thar Desert -- also known as the Great Indian Desert. One village there is famous for its annual Camel Fair. Reporter Anna Sussman sends us an audio postcard.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Hyderabad in India. The World's David Leveille explains the city is at the center of a long-running dispute over a former ruler's fortune.

Sports

India finally gets Olympic gold

India is celebrating its first Olympic gold medal in 28 years, as Abhinav Bindra won the 10-meter air rifle event in Beijing. The BBC's Tinku Ray tells us more about "India's Goldfinger."

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we wanted the name of a state in India that's handing out free cell phones to villagers -- hoping they'll supply timely information about rebel movements. The answer is the state of Jharkhand -- in northeastern India.

Conflict & Justice

Mumbai attacks trial

The lone surviving gunman from Mumbai attacks last November has been telling a court in India about his recruitment. Rand Corporation's Christine Fair tells Lisa Mullins that Indians wonder whether those who planned the attack in Pakistan will face trial.