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Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

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Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus presents highlights from our Blogwatch section, as well as other web feature articles. This year saw many significant events -- ranging from great recession to the post-presidential election protests in Iran. Read our top 10 web articles from 2009, about Dubai, cartoon porn and Ogadeni militants.

Posted: December 31, 2009 14:42   Comments: 0
The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

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The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

The Worldfocus newsroom celebrates the end of the decade with a look at some of the smartest ideas worldwide. We produced an eclectic list of ten innovative solutions to social and political problems. View a slideshow of the winners -- from Bangladesh and Bhutan to Guyana and Rwanda.

Posted: December 30, 2009 19:20   Comments: 0
Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

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Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

This week, two men in Argentina became the first homosexual married couple in Latin America. Although legal recognition of civil unions exist in various regions worldwide, there are only seven countries that permit the marriage of same-sex couples: the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden and South Africa.

Posted: December 29, 2009 16:32   Comments: 17
Somali pirates still hold hundreds hostage on the seas

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Somali pirates still hold hundreds hostage on the seas

This week, 25 sailors aboard a Chinese cargo ship were set free off the coast of Somalia after the pirates who seized them were reportedly paid a $4 million ransom. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews maritime writer Barry Parker, who says that there are still hundreds of people being held hostage by pirates.

Posted: December 28, 2009 13:38   Comments: 1
Medical NGO selects ‘Top Ten Humanitarian Crises of 2009’

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Medical NGO selects ‘Top Ten Humanitarian Crises of 2009’

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) just released its picks for the Top Ten Humanitarian Crises of 2009. MSF operates in 70 countries that host some of the world's most dire emergencies. The 12th annual list focuses on catastrophic circumstances where civilians are "attacked, bombed, and cut off from aid."

Posted: December 22, 2009 14:30   Comments: 2
Evaluating the real results of two weeks in Copenhagen

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Evaluating the real results of two weeks in Copenhagen

Regardless of what the long-term implications of Copenhagen may be, the conference was different from others in the past. Perhaps most notable was how the nations of the developing world came together to make their case. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Lane Greene, an international correspondent for The Economist who recently returned from Copenhagen.

Posted: December 18, 2009 14:20   Comments: 46
Human rights group condemns UN eastern Congo mission

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Human rights group condemns UN eastern Congo mission

A new 183-page report by Human Rights Watch faults the U.N.'s largest and most expensive peacekeeping operation for supporting the Congolese Army's murderous tactics. The report calls for the embattled U.N. mission -- whose mandate is set to expire in two weeks -- to cease backing the Congolese military, which is accused of serious human rights violations.

Posted: December 15, 2009 10:41   Comments: 1
Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

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Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.

Posted: December 8, 2009 14:17   Comments: 15
Guinean military on prowl for suspected Camara shooter

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Guinean military on prowl for suspected Camara shooter

The ruling junta in Guinea is continuing its manhunt for Lt. Aboubacar "Toumba" Diakite, who allegedly shot military ruler Moussa Camara in the head last week. During the past several days, security officials have rounded up at least 60 people suspected of involvement in the assassination attempt. Watch what three African news sources are saying about recent events.

Posted: December 8, 2009 14:02   Comments: 16
South Africa celebrates infamous prison’s football past

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South Africa celebrates infamous prison’s football past

South Africa's infamous Robben Island jail held more than 3,000 political prisoners during the apartheid era. Its most famous prisoner was Nelson Mandela. Surprisingly enough, the prison was also home to a football league. Al Jazeera English's Andy Richardson reports from Robben Island.

Posted: December 4, 2009 12:09   Comments: 0
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