NBA Star Kobe Bryant Opens an Account on Weibo

Chinese basketball fans will be pleased to hear that Kobe Bryant is on Weibo. The NBA star opened his account Wednesday on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. In fact, thousands of Chinese NBA fans are already following him.

Arts, Culture & Media

Winner: Photo Remix Challenge

Last month, we gave you a challenge: photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor provided ten images for you to remix into an original composition. We received more than 600 entries, ranging from the poetic to the eerie, to the just plain far-out.


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Global Hit

Celebrity blogger and gossip columnist Perez Hilton is also a big fan of pop music from around the globe. Hilton has put together a package tour of some of his favorite artists. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Perez Hilton about the upcoming tour.

Arts, Culture & Media

Recreating Nagasaki

Akiko Fujita reports that students at the University of Nagasaki are attempting to create a 3D digital image of the Japanese city BEFORE a US atomic bomb destroyed it during World War II.

Arts, Culture & Media

Si Para Usted

Psychedelic mambo from Cuba is featured in our Global Hit today. Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the second volume of music to be released by the band Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna.

Arts, Culture & Media

Onion story

Corrections are part of the news business. But a couple of newspapers in Bangladesh are apologizing for making a BIG mistake this week. Here's a quick summary. They printed a story; the problem was� the story came from satirical news website, The Onion.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Quiz Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Anchor Marco Werman tells us why a South African financial services company wanted to see which would be the first to cross the finish line, a carrier pidgeon, or an email.

Global Politics

Online freedom in Iraq

Cyrus Farivar reports on Internet regulations in Iraq. Iraqis have had complete Internet freedom since the fall of Saddam Hussein's government. But a bill before the Iraqi parliament seeks to ban websites that advocate violence or violate social norms.

Global Politics

Denmark angry over tourism web ad

A web video produced by Denmark's Tourism bureau was supposed to lure tourists to the Scandinavian country. Instead, it's drawn the ire of Danes. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Anders Lindemann, a Danish journalist who's been following the story.