The U.S. imports a lot of coal from Colombia... and the life of a coal miner there is hard, to say the least. But as Steven Dudley reports, the miners are not the only ones who are impacted by Colombia's coal-mining industry.
Brooklyn, NY and Bogota, Colombia are the answers to our Geo Quiz today. Both cities figure in our Global Hit too. Members of the musical group Monareta hail from Bogota, but spend a lot of time in Brooklyn.
Today on The World: We hear the latest on Israel's military operation in Gaza, where the death toll is rising; we find out why -- as the fighting rages in Gaza, the militant group Hamas has sent a delegation to Egypt; and we hear about the hard times facing newspapers in France.
It is the tenth day of Israel's military offensive in Gaza and the third day of its ground incursion there. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence in southern Israel about Israel's military operation and the rising death toll.
The newspaper business is in trouble and not just here in the United States. Frances's newspaper industry is also struggling and French President Nicolas Sarkozy is hopes to revitalize it. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.
China wants to attract three million tourists to Tibet this year. That's despite China's continued pressure on ethnic Tibetans following last spring's riots in Tibet. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
The Chinese government says it has launched a major crackdown on Internet pornography. Beijing is targeting major online search engines such as Google. The World's Technology Correspondent Clark Boyd speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.
Israel has said its military offensive in Gaza is aimed at ending Hamas cross-border rocket fire. What's less clear is Hamas's strategy. Analysts say it's more a political calculation than a military one. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.