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Global Politics

Netanyahu's new govermment

Benjamin Netanyahu returns to the post of Israeli prime minister today. Netanyahu's new coalition government includes the religious Shas party, which will hold the Housing ministry -- the office that oversees Jewish settlements. Linda Gradstein reports from Jerusalem.

Conflict & Justice

New violence in Iraq

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad about two suicide bombings in Iraq today, coming on the heels of yesterday's two suicide attacks. The new violence highlights the challenges still ahead in Iraq.

Global Politics

Shirin Ebadi on Roxana Saberi

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Shirin Ebadi, the Nobel Peace Prize winning Iranian human rights activist. Ms. Ebadi speaks about the case of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was just released from a Tehran prison.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman reports on how some Bedouin musicians found some military debris in the desert from the 1967 Six Day War, and transformed the trash into percussion instruments for their band, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Egyptian city of Luxor located at the site of the ancient city of Thebes. Mummies from the Brooklyn Museum had a CAT scan this week. Lisa Mullins gets the story from the museum's Egyptian art curator Edward Bleiburg.

Conflict & Justice

Renewed protests in Iran

There were new protests in Iran's capital Tehran today. Demonstrators gathered despite an official ban on public gatherings. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the story from Los Angeles Times reporter Borzhou Daragahi, who's in Beirut.