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Asian chillies

For the Geo Quiz we set our sights on a scorching hot chilli pepper. We're looking for the South Asian country where this hot pepper grows. How hot is it? Well, the Naga chilli pepper is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce�

Arts, Culture & Media

Remembering the legends

Soul singer Solomon Burke died this past year, in Holland. The World's Marco Werman finds out more about Burke's Dutch collaboration. Marco also remembers some other musicians around the world who passed away this year.

Conflict & Justice

The holidays in Ju-rez

The city of Ju-rez would seem to have little to celebrate this holiday season. Drug cartels have been battling among themselves and with police. And yet, at least one neighborhood in Ju-rez is going to celebrate Christmas. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.

Politics

Mexico gets kudos for climate summit success

Mexico played host to international climate negotiations; the foreign minister is widely credited with getting the process back on track. Among those praising Mexico's leadership is Durwood Zaelke. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to him about Mexico's role.

Politics

Sudanese expats and the referendum

Southern Sudanese will vote in January whether to form an independent country. Members of the diaspora are allowed to vote as well. The World's Jeb Sharp visits one of the eight referendum centers here in the US to see how registration is going.

Conflict & Justice

Review for Guantanamo detainees

The White House is drafting an executive order that would formalize the indefinite detention without trial of some Guantanamo detainees, with periodic reviews of their cases. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Lt. Col David Frakt of the USAFR JAG Corps.

Conflict & Justice

New START for nuclear disarmament

The Senate is Washington has approved a nuclear arms pact with Russia. The treaty requires the US and Russia to cut their nuclear warheads by 30%. The World's Alex Gallafent takes a look back on the evolution of US/Russian diplomacy over nuclear weapons.

Conflict & Justice

Nuclear clean-up

BBC Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera, followed a secret convoy transporting spent fuel from a poorly secured reactor in Serbia to Russia. It's part of a larger effort to remove nuclear material in insecure locations.

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