Senior US Envoy John Negroponte arrived in Pakistan as the country's leader, General Pervez Musharraf, continued to push ahead with his controversial plans to hold elections under a state of emergency. Host Marco Werman gets the latest on the political crisis engulfing Pakistan from the BBC's Barbara Plett in Islamabad.
In Russia, parliamentary elections are due to take place in December. But today the main European election watchdog abandoned its plans to monitor those elections. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe says Russia has imposed too many restrictions and delays on its work. Russian officials reject the accusations. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
For the first time, foreign banana workers have had their day in US court. And they've won. A group of Nicaraguan workers sued Dole Food and Dow Chemical. They claimed they became sterile after exposure to a pesticide used in the 1970s on banana plantations around the world. The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin has the details.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Spain on tensions between the government there and extreme right-wing groups. Spanish authorities are bracing for a spate of demonstrations by the extreme right on November 20th. The events are timed to coincide with the anniversary of of the death of long-time fascist dictator Francisco Franco.
Denmark's center-right government is looking for new coalition partners. The existing government needs more support in parliament. And it could come from Naser Khader, a Syrian-born politician who wants Denmark to treat immigrants better. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Naser Khader, the leader of Denamrk's New Alliance party.
Anchor Marco Werman tells us that a French judge fined a woman $2,200 for kissing a painting.
The World's Patrick Cox concludes our series on global obesity with a report focusing on how the pharmaceutical industry is tackling the problem. New anti-obesity drugs are on the way. But they won't solve everyone's weight problem. And they may be out of reach for the world's poor.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Iyad Nasr of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Nasr explains why the Red Cross teaching armed militants in Gaza the rules of international humanitarian law.
For today's Geo Quiz we head for the "Manhattan of the Desert." It's the ancient city of Shibam, on the edge of the Arabian Desert. It's a World Heritage Site known for its mud brick tower buildings -- some as high as 7 stories.
The answer to the Geo Quiz is the Middle Eastern country of Yemen.