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Science, Tech & Environment

Plane disappears over Atlantic

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Adam Mynott, who is at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. That's where an Air France plane en route from Rio de Janeiro was supposed to land this morning. Investigators are still trying to determine why the plane disappeared from radar and perhaps crashed while flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Conflict & Justice

Chile's new president

The people of Chile voted for a right-wing president yesterday, for the first time since the removal of the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Gideon Long in Santiago about the way forward for Chile.

Arts, Culture & Media

Venezuela's gas guzzlers

In many parts of the world, fuel economy has become the gold-standard for cars. But not in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where old gas guzzlers are still prized for their sturdy frames and powerful engines. The World's Marina Giovannelli brings us the story.