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Culture

Why some Catalans say independence is a 'feminist struggle'

Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont declared independence from Spain. The news, though hardly perceptible in the streets, was shouted loud and clear across social media channels with tweets reading, “Welcome to the Catalan Republic” and “Good morning Republic,” seemingly blind to the fact that hours after the proclamation, Spain revoked the region’s autonomy and imposed direct rule via a never-before-used constitutional provision known as Article 155.

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Sports

Hoops Hype website

Many basketball fans hang on the words and wisdom of hoopshype.com to find out what's really going on in their sport, but not many realize that the site is run by three Spanish guys in Madrid, as The World's Gerry Hadden has their story.

Environment

International views of Bill Gates

Bill Gates is officially stepping down as head of Microsoft today to devote himself full-time to his work as a philanthropist, but first we get some snapshots from around the world of what the people think of when they hear the name Bill Gates.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

We kick off an occasional series on unofficial national anthems. Today, The World's Gerry Hadden introduces us to the unofficial anthem of Spain.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Answer

The Geo Quiz today takes us to the intersection of religion and technology. We're looking for the city of the patron saint of computer users and the Internet. Anchor Lisa Mullins brings us the answer -- it's Seville in Spain.

Environment

Sahara solar power

European scientists want to build a giant solar farm in the Sahara desert, and they think that it might be a green way to solve most of Europe's energy needs, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Alok Jha