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Full Show: July 31, 2009

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Full Show: July 31, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, July 31: A deadly day in Iraq, family planning in China, assisted suicide in Britain, music from the pope and the week in review.

Posted: July 31, 2009 17:31   Comments: 1
Bomb attacks near mosques break peace in Baghdad

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Bomb attacks near mosques break peace in Baghdad

For U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least deadly months since the war in Iraq began six years ago. But on Friday, a series of bombs exploded near five Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 29 people. Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses the attacks and U.S. troop withdrawals.

Posted: July 31, 2009 16:05   Comments: 1
Week in review: Israel, China and turbulence in Iran

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Week in review: Israel, China and turbulence in Iran

Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week’s top stories: Continuing turbulence in Iran and this week's U.S. talks with both Israel and China.

Posted: July 31, 2009 12:31   Comments: 6
Greenland’s people take pride in traditional language

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Greenland’s people take pride in traditional language

In recent months, Greenland has taken steps towards self-rule. Cultural identity is also highly important to Greenlanders, and Jason George of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes that the traditional Greenlandic language has become a symbol for national pride.

Posted: July 31, 2009 10:59   Comments: 1
Full Show: July 30, 2009

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Full Show: July 30, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, July 30: A memorial in Iran, unemployment in Europe, sexual violence out of Africa and environmental danger.

Posted: July 30, 2009 16:55   Comments: 1
Years after war, rape still endemic in Liberia

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Years after war, rape still endemic in Liberia

In Arizona, an eight-year-old girl -- an immigrant from Liberia -- was allegedly raped by four Liberian boys two weeks ago. It caused outrage in the U.S. and far beyond. Tania Bernath of Amnesty International discusses efforts to combat rape and sexual violence in Liberia and other post-conflict countries.

Posted: July 30, 2009 15:30   Comments: 1
In Iran, a memorial turns violent as police break up protests

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In Iran, a memorial turns violent as police break up protests

In Iran on Thursday, a memorial for victims of the violence that followed last month's disputed elections turned into another day of protest by thousands of people. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses the demonstrations and ongoing political turmoil.

Posted: July 30, 2009 13:17   Comments: 1
U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

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U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

The need in Haiti -- where suffering goes along chronically, untreated and ignored -- requires new thinking and global commitment to change, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The U.S. must step up to the plate.

Posted: July 30, 2009 11:16   Comments: 14
Pakistan’s next generation looks to escape abroad

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Pakistan’s next generation looks to escape abroad

As Pakistan reels from both the global financial crisis and the Taliban-led insurgency, many young Pakistanis are looking for a brighter future abroad. Worldfocus contributing blogger Faisal Kapadia in Karachi describes the bleak mindset of Pakistan's next generation.

Posted: July 30, 2009 11:03   Comments: 1
Israel not a “sucker” for Obama foreign policy

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Israel not a “sucker” for Obama foreign policy

Israelis hate waiting in line, writes Worldfocus contributor Ben Piven, and therefore many are angry that U.S. President Barack Obama has given major speeches in Cairo, Accra and Moscow before Tel Aviv.

Posted: July 30, 2009 10:45   Comments: 19
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