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Friday round-up

Anchor Lisa Mullins has a quick round-up of quirky news stories from around the globe.


Geo answer: Carn Menyn

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name a spot in Wales where the massive "bluestones" that were used to build Stonehenge are believed to have originated. The answer is Carn Menyn, a grouping of craggy rocks in the Preseli Hills of Wales. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Timothy Darvill, an archaeologist who began a new excavation at the Stonehenge site.


Asteroid from the past

Anchor Lisa Mullins explains how British scientists think they've figured out what happened to the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and it involves an ancient clay tablet and an asteroid.


College hoops and the world

The World's Katy Clark reports that one of the teams still in the NCAA basketball tournament -- Davidson -- has recruited many of its players from abroad.

Arts, Culture & Media

Remembering Anthony Minghella

This week the British movie director Anthony Minghella died unexpectedly, at 54. He had a rare talent for making an old-fashioned romantic epic feel smart and fresh ?- like in his films "The English Patient" and "Cold Mountain." Kurt spoke with Minghella in 2006 when he was staging a version of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" at New York's Metropolitan Opera.