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Global Politics

Unexploded bombs in Laos

Many people in rural Laos try to make a living by collecting and selling scrap metal they find in the jungle. But much of that scrap metal comes from unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War. Reporter Mary Stucky has the story.

Global Politics

The roads of life

Traveling through Nigeria, China, or Peru?writer Ted Conover learned a lot by being on the road?literally. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman about his new book, ?The Routes of Man ? How Roads are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today.?

Lifestyle & Belief

Homeless in Spain

As jobs disappear the number of people on the street across Europe has risen. And more are seeking shelter in airports. In Spain airports are a relatively safe sanctuary. The World's Gerry Hadden explains from Barcelona.

Conflict & Justice

Zimbabwe's ?blood diamonds'

The discovery of diamonds in Zimbabwe has led to more misery in a country that's already seen a lot of hardship. And despite claims to the contrary, Laura Lynch found disturbing evidence that the gems are destroying the lives of many.