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Development & Education

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're going around in circles. Cairo and Beijing have ring roads, London has an orbital, and Washington's got a beltway. We're looking for another of these circular routes. The one we want you to name is in south-west Ireland.

Global Politics

Afghan vice president's death leaves a political void, right before new elections

Afghanistan is mourning the loss of its vice president, Marshal Qasim Fahim, who died over the weekend. He was an ethnic Tajik and he battled the Taliban for years before helping the US oust the Islamic militants from power. Fahim was seen as one of three key powers in Afghanistan — along with President Hamid Karzai and the Americans. And his death leaves a political void.

Global Politics

Taliban threaten Afghan elections

Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.