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Full Show: October 30, 2009

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Full Show: October 30, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, October 30: assessing the war in Afghanistan, a political solution in Honduras and unemployment in Europe.

Posted: October 30, 2009 17:40   Comments: 0
Week in review: Afghanistan and Pakistan

Week in Review

Week in review: Afghanistan and Pakistan

David Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal and a former foreign correspondent, and Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of Britain's Financial Times, join David Brancaccio to review the week's events in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They discuss troop levels in Afghanistan and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial remarks in Pakistan.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:34   Comments: 7
Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

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Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

Part 2 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea, Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven explains the powerful ideology of Juche -- which some call the isolated country's state religion. Photos show notable Juche monuments throughout the Hermit Kingdom.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:32   Comments: 0
A breakthrough for Honduras’ political crisis

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A breakthrough for Honduras’ political crisis

Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy for the Council of the Americas and an expert on Latin American affairs discusses the resolution of the political crisis in Honduras with David Brancaccio. He analyzes the factors that led to the breakthrough agreement between the deposed president and the de facto government -- and the likelihood it will succeed.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:30   Comments: 1
Rights group says terminally ill suffer needlessly in India

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Rights group says terminally ill suffer needlessly in India

This week Human Rights Watch released "Unbearable Pain," an extensive report on palliative care in India. The organization believes that denying pain relief to terminally ill patients violates a basic health care right, and that the Indian government should require hospitals to provide morphine. Watch the multimedia feature and read our Q&A with the report's lead researcher.

Posted: October 30, 2009 13:32   Comments: 0
Today: Honduras, Pakistan and new domains on the Web

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Today: Honduras, Pakistan and new domains on the Web

News from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus staff. Today: George Mitchell is in Israel, the Pakistani army is in Waziristan, and the Internet gets new alphabets for domain names.

Posted: October 30, 2009 11:52   Comments: 2
Addressing the psychological impact of war in Afghanistan

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Addressing the psychological impact of war in Afghanistan

This year has seen huge casualty increases for American soldiers in Afghanistan. President Obama is considering whether or not to send more troops to the embattled nation. But our question today is about the troops returning home. Do you think the U.S. government is doing enough to help American combat troops deal with psychological injuries?

Posted: October 30, 2009 10:29   Comments: 9
Antibiotics for eye disease are saving Ethiopia’s children

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Antibiotics for eye disease are saving Ethiopia’s children

Producer Gary Strieker reports from Ethiopia's Amhara region where 60 percent of children suffer from Trachoma, a bacterial eye infection that is the world's leading preventable cause of blindness. A new study finds that antibiotics administered for Trachoma is actually treating other ailments and reducing Ethiopia's high rates of child mortality.

Posted: October 29, 2009 17:33   Comments: 1
Full Show: October 29, 2009

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Full Show: October 29, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, October 29: Iran's nuclear strategy, Afghan runoff election issues and Russia's anti-terror campaign in Dagestan.

Posted: October 29, 2009 16:59   Comments: 2
Russia combatting Muslim extremists in Dagestan republic

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Russia combatting Muslim extremists in Dagestan republic

Ten years ago, extremists in Dagestan declared a holy war against the Russian government. Their struggle continues, drawing in Islamist fighters from across the region. Neave Barker of Al Jazeera English reports on the low-level rebellion from Dagestan.

Posted: October 29, 2009 16:21   Comments: 4
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