The World's Jeb Sharp continues her series on "How wars end" with a chapter on the American Civil War. The conflict is said to have ended with the battle at Appomattox in 1865. But the fighting continued for years after that.
In the spring of 2003, for a brief moment, many Americans bought the idea, that the Iraq war was over. But why didn't the war end with the fall of Baghdad? And why were we programmed to think it might?
You know it as extortion. In Palermo, Italy, it's called "pizzo" -- so-called 'insurance' from the Mafia. Now a group of shopkeepers have banded together to refuse payment. Nancy Greenleese reports from Palermo.
American casualties are on the rise in Afghanistan. That's putting U.S. military doctors and nurses to the test. We hear from chief nurse Major Keni Harriman, who works at a front line surgical hospital in Afghanistan.
The free Internet communications tool Skype has come under fire this week. Turns out that the company's Chinese partner has been filtering Skype text messages for words deemed sensitive by the Chinese government.