Asia

China's snow emergency

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that China is struggling to cope with disruptions caused by unusually heavy snowfalls.

North Korea signs mobile phone deal

An Egyptian telecommunications company, Orascom Telecom, says it's secured a license to bring mobile phone service to North Korea, as Cyrus Farivar reports.

Afghan student faces death sentence

A journalism student in Afghanistan has been sentenced to death by an Afghan court on charges of blasphemy, as Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from Jean McKenzie, Afghanistan Program Director for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

Global Hit

Geo answer & global hit

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with musician Senti Toy. Her latest album, "How Many Stories Do You Read on My Face," is a collection of her own material. But as a PhD candidate in ethno-musicology, she also records the traditional music of others. She's from the Indian state, Nagaland. Nagaland is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz -- we wanted you to tell us where the Pueblo is anchored. It's been 40 years since the spy ship was boarded and its crew captured. Today's answer is Taedong River where the USS Pueblo is now anchored.

Winter in Siberia

British journalist Shaun Walker recounts how he tried to deal with extremely cold weather in Yakutsk, the Siberian town is known as the "coldest city on Earth."

Subprime crisis ripples in China

China's stock market closed today at its lowest level since July and analysts say it's the fallout from the US subprime mortgage crisis, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China."

South Korea sues over oil spill

South Korea has filed charges against two shipping companies involved in a massive oil spill there in December, as Reporter Jason Strother has the story.

Al Qaeda and Thailand

Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda

South Korea's unification politics

The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.

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