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Google Maps and geo-politics

Google's policy to offer multi-interpretations or 'open-ended' maps has embroiled the company in some of the world's hottest geo-political disputes. The World's Anchor Marco Werman interviews John Gravois, a writer and editor based in the Middle East.

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Cell phones and conflict minerals

There's growing concern in the US that minerals used in the manufacture of electronics are linked to criminal activity in eastern Congo. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two experts on the matter, Mike Loch of Motorola, and Mike Davis with Global Witness.

Lifestyle & Belief

Eco-Islam in Africa

In East Africa, a development project using Islamic ethics has taught locals the Koranic imperatives of conserving natural resources. Some say eco-Islam has taken root. From Pemba Island in Tanzania, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Usef Arefin of the BBC's Indonesia Service about confusion that's arisen over the Kiblah, the direction that Muslims face when they pray.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ukulele festival

Thousands of people turned out to attend the 40th annual Ukulele Festival in Hawaii. The instrument has seen a resurgence thanks in part to musician Jake Shimabukuro. Reporter Heidi Chang attended the festival. She spoke to Shimabukuro.

Conflict & Justice

Sudanese leader defies arrest

Sudan's president Omar al Bashir is a wanted man. He's the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court. He still travels abroad without fear of arrest, most recently to neighboring Chad. The World's Jeb Sharp has the story.

Politics

Tensions over vote to split Sudan

A referendum on independence for Southern Sudan is scheduled for January. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with correspondent Rebecca Hamilton in Khartoum. She says preparations for the vote are behind schedule, and a delay could trigger war.