Mexico's President Felipe Calderón says the floods hitting southern Mexico are among the worst natural disasters in the country's history. Authorities say as much as 70 % of the state of Tabasco is under water. The World's William Troop reports.
While Buddhist monks in Burma continue to protest their country's military rulers, Burmese pro-democracy veterans in the U-S are trying to pass their revolutionary zeal to a younger generation. But the tech-savvy 2007 generation defines activism differently. Julia Kumari Drapkin reports.
The World's daily geography puzzler.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a stop on the Paris Metro that opened it's doors 107 years ago and still sports its original Art Nouveau entrance gate. The answer is Paris's Port Dauphine station.
The public face of a Sri Lankan rebel group, the Tamil Tigers, S.P. Thamilselvan was killed today in an attack by the Sri Lankan air force. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Roland Burk in the capital, Colombo, about the death of Thamilselvan and how it could lead to an escalation of civil war in Sri Lanka.
Indonesia's president has an unusual hobby for a political leader. He composes love songs. And now he's released a CD of them. Trish Anderton has a preview from Jakarta.
The World's Quil Lawrence reports that Iraqi oil production remains mired in a confusing legal tangle. The central government in Baghdad is hoping to pass a new law that would open the way for new oil production involving international companies. But the regional government in Iraq's northern Kurdish region didn't wait for that. It signed its own deals with companies and started production. It says it has the right to do so under Iraq's constitution.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports that the price for a barrel of crude oil topped 96 dollars in some markets today. That poses the question: can the global economy survive 100-dollars-a-barrel for oil?
A new law in effect in China today requires officials there to provide accurate and timely information about public emergencies. Up to now, Chinese officials often kept important public safety information under wraps for fear of losing their jobs. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad about the new law.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has written a new book...SEVEN books actually...all written by hand. Anchor Marco Werman explains.