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Swedish body heat

The body heat from the hundreds of thousands of commuters who use Stockholm's Central Station will be harnessed to heat a nearby office building. Deutsche Welle Radio's Aarni Kuoopamaki reports.

France's nuclear deals

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the controversy surrounding France's nuclear dealings with Arab countries: President Nicolas Sarkozy has or is negotiating the sale of French nuclear power plants to countries such as Libya, Morocco

Words courtesy of Milton

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Paradise, as in "Paradise Lost," the title of a poem by 17th-century English poet John Milton. Milton's poetry may have sounded "other-wordly" in his own time, simply because he invented new words to use in his work. The World's Alex Gallafent tells us that many of those words are still in use today.

No cash needed for London paper

London's Evening Standard newspaper is hoping to boost sales by making it easier to buy its newspaper, as The BBC's Chris Vallance has the story.

Recovering East German Stasi documents

East Germany's Secret Service, or Stasi, kept extensive records on its citizens during the Cold War but tried to destroy them when its government toppled in 1989, but now German computer scientists are trying to repair those documents

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Scottish Highlands, where "phone boxes" -- what we call public phone booths -- are in danger of becoming a thing of the past - but not without a fight.

Love in Davos

Davos, Switzerland is getting a lot of attention this week as the site of The World Economic Forum, but it's also drawing other forums that are exploring other subjects, like the science of love

Italy's political limbo

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on Italy's political crisis as yesterday the country's center-left coalition government fell, after a raucous and -- some say -- undignified -- debate in the Italian parliament.

Russian politics

The candidate favored to win Russia's presidential race also happens to be the hand-picked favorite of current president Vladimir Putin, but meanwhile opposition candidate Mikhail Kasyanov may be blocked from putting his name onto the election ballot, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on Russia's presidential election from Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

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