Phil Mercer reports on the latest toy scare involving Chinese-made toys. This one came to light in Australia, where several young children were hospitalized after ingesting small beads that were part of a crafts set called "Bindeez." The American version of the toy bead set is called "Aqua Dots." The beads are coated with a chemical that is highly toxic when ingested.
Our daily geography puzzler focuses today on a region that occupies the northwest corner of Spain.
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the Spanish region just north of Portugal. Its home to one of Spain's self-governing communities. The answer is Galicia. The region is also home to an unlikely blogger -- a 95-year-old great-grandmother. The World's William Troop has the story.
Anchor Marco Werman meets the musical duo that make up "Electric Kulintang." They're adding a modern touch to a musical instrument indigenous to the southern Philippines.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is calling for mass protests against the state of emergency imposed by President Pervez Musharraf this past Saturday. Bhutto says she'll hold a big rally in Lahore next week, followed by a march to the capital, if Musharraf doesn't lift emergency rule. Correspondent Laura Lynch reports from Islamabad.
Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister of Pakistan until 1999 when he was ousted by General Musharraf in a military coup. He's currently in exile in Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him today about the state of emergency imposed by President Musharraf.
A Canadian detainee at the U.S. prison camp at Guant-namo Bay is scheduled to get a hearing tomorrow. Omar Khadr is accused of throwing a grenade that killed a US soldier in Afghanistan in 2002. At issue is whether Khadr is an unlawful enemy combatant and thus subject to a trial. The hearing could be the first full military commission at Guant-namo. And the camp is building courtrooms to prepare for dozens more. The World's Katy Clark has more from Guant-namo.
An update on a story from yesterday's show. Doctors in India performed a complex operation on a two-year-old girl born with four arms and four legs. The procedure took more than 24 hours. Doctors say the surgery was successful. Anchor Marco Werman has details.
He's a diminutive French leader of immigrant background who took the country by storm. We're not talking about French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who delivered an address to the US Congress today. We're talking about Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon is currently the subject of a major exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The World's Adeline Sire took a tour.
In France, it's illegal to name a pig Napoleon. In the US, it's against the law to get a fish drunk in Ohio. Anchor Marco Werman looks at a list of ridiculous laws from around the world.