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Month of August , 2007
Palestinian doctor in Bulgaria (4:30) August 3, 2007permalink
The six medics held in a Libyan prison are now free in Bulgaria. One of them is a Palestinian doctor who spoke with correspondent Matthew Brunwasser about his "eight year nightmare."
Spreading the wealth in Madagascar (5:45) August 3, 2007permalink
The mining of sapphires and other precious stones is a multi-million dollar industry in Madagascar and one of the few economic bright spots on the African island. But people there say they aren't getting a fair share of the profits. Correspondent Sam Fuqua reports.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Varanger Fjord in northeastern Norway. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Boston Globe travel writer Tom Haines who's exploring that part of Norway's coast, well north of the Arctic Circle.
Iraq cabinet ministers boycott meetings (4:00) August 6, 2007permalink
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Andy Gallagher about the growing crisis in Iraq's government. Today five cabinet ministers said they would boycott cabinet meetings. That's on top of the six Sunni cabinet members who said they were resigning last week.
Elections show divide among Lebanon's Christians (4:40) August 6, 2007permalink
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Newsday reporter, Mohamad Bazzi, about the results of this weekend's by-elections in Lebanon. Kamil Khoury, a political unknown, beat out a former president to win his seat by less than 500 votes.
Lebanon's ability to party on (4:00) August 6, 2007permalink
Lebanon is politically paralyzed by anti-government protests. Its soldiers are engaged in a drawn-out battle with Islamic militants. But Lebanon manages to party on, despite its troubles or perhaps because of them. Correspondent Ben Gilbert has more.
Estonia prepares for cyber-attacks (4:00) August 6, 2007permalink
The Baltic nation of Estonia was hit by a series of cyber-attacks in late May and early June. Estonians accused Russian hackers but weren't able to prove it. The Estonian government is, however, making sure it doesn't happen again. Cyrus Farivar has the story.