In the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a town that has a reputation as one of coldest places in South Africa but its location in a vast desert called the Great Karoo makes it a perfect place to view the night sky.
Germans have had a form of national healthcare for about 100 years. Conservative and liberals, employees and employers all embrace the national system as one that leads to a healthier, more productive workforce. So, when it comes to understanding the U.S. debate, they're left scratching their heads.
Cancer's viewed by many as a disease of the developed world. Alternately, it's viewed as too hard or too expensive to prevent or treat. But often, those views simply aren't true. In Uganda, Dr. Jackson Orem, the country's first, and for a time only, cancer doctor is showing the way.
It's easy to think cancer's a result of bad habits — or bad luck. And in a way, the bad luck part is true. But it goes beyond that. Infectious diseases, things prevented or quickly treated in the developing world, are a major cause of cancers, and cancer deaths, in the developing world.
President Obama says American troops will be home from Iraq by the end of the year but the connections between Iraq and the US are far from over. The next phase of American involvement will be business ties.
Iranian-Americans have been widely successful in the United States. But they've largely been absent from the political scene. Now Cyrus Habib is changing that. He's currently the highest ranking Iranian-American elected official -- newly elected to the Washington Legislature.
A Portland, Oregon native now living in Berlin wonders why in the world Germans would buy coffee from the Seattle-based Starbucks chain. As Miriam Widman reports, Starbucks is pledging more stores but isn't doing as well as they'd hoped.