Asia

What will a post-coronavirus world look like?

The coronavirus pandemic has been compared to the Great Depression and the Second World War, in terms of the threat it poses to democracy. Geopolitical risk analyst Ian Bremmer doesn’t think the crisis will usher in a new world order, but he believes it will intensify and speed up trends that many have worried about for years.

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Business, Economics and Jobs

Russia's new hockey league

The World's Laura Lynch reports that Russia's creating a new professional hockey league to rival the American NHL. It's an attempt to keep Russia's hockey talent at home, and persuade some of the game's stars to leave North America.

Conflict & Justice

Europe and race

While most Europeans say they're looking forward to Barack Obama as the next U.S. president, others have greeted his election with racist comments.

Arts, Culture & Media

Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Central Asia's Gobi Desert. An archaeological site in that region -- within the Uighur Autonomous Region of China -- is where scientists discovered the world's oldest known marijuana. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from lead scientist, Dr. Ethan Russo whose research is published in the Journal of Experimental Botany.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins reveals the answer to our Geo Quiz today. We wanted the name of the continent that extends into all 4 hemispheres of Earth -- north, south, east and west. The answer is Africa, which has portions both north and south of the equator, and portions both east and west of the prime meridian.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and answer

On Wednesday, millions of people across Asia will witness the longest total solar eclipse that will happen this century. For today's Geo Quiz we asked you where the eclipse will appear first and last.

Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're searching for a Pacific island atoll that lies just about halfway between North America and Asia. Its beaches are often littered with trash came from a floating mass of plastic trash called the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.

Lifestyle & Belief

Mapping the world's Muslim population

A new study by the Pew Research Center challenges Western assumptions that the Arab world is home to the majority of the world's Muslims. Actually, it's Asia. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from The World's Religion Correspondent Jane Little.