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Trouble in Mosul

Iraq's capital, Baghdad, has seen relative calm in the last few months, but the same cannot be said for the city of Mosul, where today insurgents

Iraq group under attack

A group of former Sunni insurgents in Iraq joined forces to form, "The Awakening Council,� and the American-backed group has grown to about 70,000 members and has helped quell the violence

Russian politics

The candidate favored to win Russia's presidential race also happens to be the hand-picked favorite of current president Vladimir Putin, but meanwhile opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov may be blocked from putting his name onto the election ballot, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on Russia's presidential election from Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

The global spread of supermarkets

The World's Jason Margolis reports on the global spread of supermarkets, as in recent decades, supermarkets have become much more common in some developing countries than they used to be

Resisting forced marriage in the UK

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jasvinder Sanghera, who was born in England to immigrant parents from India, and ran away from her parents after refusing to marry a man they had selected

Bank scandal in France

Correspondent Genevieve Oger has the latest on the discovery of a massive fraud hitting one of France's most important banks today

Bolivian bloggers

Ruxandra Guidi reports that indigenous groups in Bolivia are getting a crash course in blogging, courtesy of a new effort called Bolivian Voices.

Global Hit

Geo answer & global hit

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with musician Senti Toy. Her latest album, "How Many Stories Do You Read on My Face," is a collection of her own material. But as a PhD candidate in ethno-musicology, she also records the traditional music of others. She's from the Indian state, Nagaland. Nagaland is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.

Gazans spill into Egypt

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdie Ali Aluf at the border between Gaza and Egypt, which is normally closed off by a security barrier, but a hole was blasted out of the barrier today, and thousands of Gazans spilled into Egypt.

Worsening conditions in Gaza

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on how Gaza has fared since Israel withdrew from the territory in 2005 and since the militant group Hamas took over in Gaza last June.

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