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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for the name of the place where a key battle between the English and the French took place during the Hundred Years' War.

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.

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Closing Guantanamo

A White House task force on closing Guantanamo is being delayed by six months. Does that mean Barack Obama's vow to close the detention camp by early next year is in jeopardy? The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Politics

Waking up world leaders

Delivering bad news to world leaders is a thankless task, especially when they're asleep. Anchor Laura Lynch speaks with Jonathan Powell, who had the job of waking Prime Minister Tony Blair up when something big happened in the middle of the night.

Politics

Five foot shelf update

?Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf? was a list of literature classics compiled back in 1909. Last week we asked YOU to tell us which books you'd put on a Five Foot Shelf in 2009. Anchor Laura Lynch and book critic Christopher Merrill review suggestions.

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New unrest in Iran

Thousands of protesters gathered in Tehran today for the first major demonstration in a week. At issue is still last month's disputed presidential election. Anchor Laura Lynch gets the latest from LA Times reporter Ramin Mostaghim in Tehran.

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Inside the Taliban, Part IV

For the final part of our series on the Taliban, Charles Sennott met with former Taliban leaders and US counter-insurgency experts to try and discover what motivates the Taliban and whether the US military is making progress in understanding them.