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From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

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From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

Iranian film scholar Negar Mottahedeh discusses the evolution of Iranian cinema and the impact of the 1979 revolution on the industry. Watch two video clips, one from the early days of Iranian film and the other a modern comedy.

Posted: September 30, 2009 17:53   Comments: 0
Full Show: September 30, 2009

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Full Show: September 30, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, September 30: Iran rhetoric heating up, a tsunami in Samoa, Malaysian fireflies and Iranian pop culture.

Posted: September 30, 2009 17:02   Comments: 1
Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

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Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

Pop culture is thriving in Iran, from music and movies to poetry and books. Iranian authorities do all they can to control what Iranian citizens see and hear. But technology is making that virtually impossible.

Posted: September 30, 2009 14:03   Comments: 7
Israel pays close attention as Iran nuclear talks set to start

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Israel pays close attention as Iran nuclear talks set to start

With crucial talks aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear program set to begin, the rhetoric is heating up. Israel will be following the progress of the negotiations closely, says Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. If the talks fail, would Israel be justified in attacking Iran's nuclear facilities? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 30, 2009 10:51   Comments: 140
Quality health care minus the bill in Greece

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Quality health care minus the bill in Greece

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner is traveling in Greece and recounts his experience taking a relative to a hospital clinic -- one without a pay window or billing procedures. He compares Greek and American health care.

Posted: September 30, 2009 09:51   Comments: 4
Ban Ki-moon: Climate change more important than Iran

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Ban Ki-moon: Climate change more important than Iran

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon held a special press briefing in New York about climate change. Rafael Pi Roman of WNET.org joins Martin Savidge to discuss Ban Ki-moon's comments.

Posted: September 30, 2009 09:26   Comments: 0
Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

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Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that for many Liberians looking to earn a living, environmental preservation is not always a top priority. But does logging revenue actually outweigh the benefits of preserving the country's rare virgin forests?

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:42   Comments: 4
Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

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Deforestation in Malaysia threatens glow of fireflies

Tourists flock to Malaysia to take in the spectacle of the country's millions of fireflies. But their glow is fading, as deforestation threatens the environment that sustains the insects.

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:16   Comments: 2
Full Show: September 29, 2009

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Full Show: September 29, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, September 29: Iran's nuclear program, a seeming surrender in Afghanistan, floods in the Philippines and Israeli cinema.

Posted: September 29, 2009 16:55   Comments: 3
China wary of harsh sanctions on Iran, eyeing trade

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China wary of harsh sanctions on Iran, eyeing trade

China has a close trading relationship with Iran, and its support will be key in any effort to impose new sanctions against the country. John Delury of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations discusses China's willingness -- or lack thereof -- to go along with sanctions.

Posted: September 29, 2009 15:07   Comments: 3
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