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Business, Finance & Economics

China's economic picture

China's economic picture is not as rosy as it might appear on first glance. The income gap between the urban rich and the rural poor is growing. And as correspondent Mary Kay Magistad reports, its time for China to rethink its export-driven economy.

Conflict & Justice

The price of digging for diamonds

Zimbabwe's government says the country's economy may grow this year. The African country is hoping to raise money through diamond sales. Today in part 2 of her report, Laura Lynch looks at claims that the diamond fields have also become killing fields.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For today's geoquiz we're in search of an East African country that's celebrating 50 years of independence today. On July 1st 1960, this country had been administered by the UK and Italy, and became one republic. The answer is Somalia.