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Conflict & Justice

A tale of two women in Tehran

Tehran erupted in street protests last summer. A young woman named Neda was killed during the protests and became the face of the movement. But the photo used was actually of a different Neda. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from Cameron Abadi.


Renewables find niche in Pakistan

An extreme electricity shortage in Pakistan has left many Pakistanis looking for alternatives to power from the grid. Now a growing number are turning to energy from the sun and wind. Asma Khalid reports from Lahore.


India helps in Pakistan flood disaster

This week marks one month since the beginning of Pakistan's worst floods in decades. Pakistan's neighbor, India, will contribute to the aid effort. That donation could have an impact on historically troubled relations. Reporter Elliot Hannon explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Medal of Honor awarded

Anchor Marco Werman on news of the first award of a Medal of Honor to a living American since Vietnam. The medal will go to Army Sergeant Salvatore Giunta for saving his unit while under extremely heavy fire in Afghanistan back in October 2007.


Oasis of safety in Afghanistan

Charles Recknagel reports from the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, in northern Afghanistan. The city is considered relatively safe from Taliban or insurgent violence, and business there is booming as a result.

Arts, Culture & Media

India's Antarctic base

India and Antarctica figure in the Geo Quiz. India is more than 8,000 miles from the South Pole. So that's how far a team of researchers will travel on India's first scientific expedition to the Pole. We're looking for the name of the science base.