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Violence rising in Afghanistan

The World's Jason Margolis reports on why violence in Afghanistan has risen to its highest levels since the U.S. led invasion of 2001; the conflict claimed some 8,000 lives last year alone.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Pamir Mountains. Tom Godell reports on American efforts to document the fast-vanishing Shughni language. Shughni is spoken in the regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan crossed by the Pamir Mountains.

Politics

Kyrgyzstan threatens to close U.S. base

The government of Kyrgyzstan may be about to shut down a key U.S. air base there. The base serves a vital role in US military operations in nearby Afghanistan. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie.