A gang in Peru is suspected in a string of horrific murders that include extracting body fat from their victims. Police in Peru have dubbed the gang 'pistacos' after a mythical being. Anchor Jeb Sharp finds out more from Harvard professor Gary Urton.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Irene Caselli about the latest in a long legal battle over the environmental legacy of oil drilling in the Ecuadorean Amazon. A court yesterday ordered the US company Chevron to pay damages of roughly $9 billion
France's traditional three-course lunch is not the same during these hard economic times. Many French restaurant-goers are ordering less, leading to a rise in restaurant bankruptcies. Anita Elash has the story.
China has resisted calls for it to agree to binding verifiable targets for reducing emissions. But people in China say their government should be willing to make a commitment in Copenhagen. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.
New Year's Day is the most revered holiday in Japan. The Japanese actually celebrate it over a 4 day period. Every year, people line up to buy something called a ?fukubukuro? or ?luck? bag. Akiko Fujita introduces us to a different New Year's tradition.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a city on the western coast of Sweden that's home to the Swedish carmaker Saab. Trollhattan is the answer?and also the location of The Saab Automobile Museum. Marco Werman speaks with museum director Peter Beckstrom.
Bottlenecks and infrastructure damage have been holding up aid efforts in Haiti. There is little sign of humanitarian supplies beyond the Port-au-Prince airport. We get an update from UN spokesman Vincenzo Pugliese.
The US Supreme Court lifted long-standing limits yesterday on corporate campaign spending in this country. The World's Katy Clark looks at how big a role corporate dollars play in elections elsewhere around the globe.