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On the road in Mumbai with a Muslim female taxi driver

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On the road in Mumbai with a Muslim female taxi driver

In "The Taxi Takes on Terror" project, freelance documentary filmmaker Vandana Sood set out last year to report from India's largest city through conversations with cab drivers. She meets a young Mumbai woman whose story is a surprising commentary on faith and fashion.

Posted: April 1, 2010 11:23   Comments: 5
U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue promotes mutual goals

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U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue promotes mutual goals

Blogger S. Azmat Hassan analyzes the recent policy talks between U.S. and Pakistani officials. He explains that, as is often the case between a superpower and a much weaker country, the relationship brightens up when the former needs the latter in some capacity. But, it reverts to the doldrums when that requirement subsides.

Posted: March 29, 2010 12:23   Comments: 3
Air pollution worsens from world’s biggest emitter nation

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Air pollution worsens from world’s biggest emitter nation

Worldfocus blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about her personal experience with the health consequences of climate change. She explains how the number of Taiwanese people with significant eye irritation has surged by 20-30 percent since mid-March, since the onset of the worst-ever dust storms from mainland China.

Posted: March 29, 2010 11:46   Comments: 1
Arab world experiences rapid population explosion

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Arab world experiences rapid population explosion

Compared to other regions, the Arab world has been experiencing one of the fastest population growth rates -- over 2% per year -- which has led to more than its doubling within the last 30 years. Worldfocus discusses Middle Eastern demographics with Patrick Gerland, a demographer at the United Nations Population Division.

Posted: March 23, 2010 15:14   Comments: 7
South Yemeni separatists continue agitating for secession

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South Yemeni separatists continue agitating for secession

In southern Yemen, opposition to the central government is growing. Some fear that the rebellion may be turning more violent and that increasing instability in the fragile nation could create room for Al-Qaeda to grow. Supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, freelance reporter Paul Stephens reports on the latest developments from Sana'a, Yemen.

Posted: March 22, 2010 14:22   Comments: 1
Worldfocus Radio: Small Islands, Big Climate Changes

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Worldfocus Radio: Small Islands, Big Climate Changes

While no full-scale agreement was reached in Copenhagen, a non-binding political accord emerged from the conference, which China and India just endorsed last week. We look deeper at the immediate consequences of climate change on small islands. Ronald Jumeau and May Boeve join Martin Savidge to discuss how to stop global warming.

Posted: March 17, 2010 15:46   Comments: 12
Chinese leadership takes on an increasingly assertive tone

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Chinese leadership takes on an increasingly assertive tone

With its growing economic might, China is seen as increasingly turning away from the West and its demands for reform. This shift was reflected in some tough talk this weekend by the Chinese premier, as the annual meeting of China's parliament drew to a close. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kulma, and Deutsche Welle reports.

Posted: March 15, 2010 14:50   Comments: 8
U.S. couple killed in surge of cross-border drug violence

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U.S. couple killed in surge of cross-border drug violence

In Mexico, an American couple and a third person were killed over the weekend just across the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, a city consumed by drug violence. All three of the dead were connected to the U.S. Consulate there, underscoring the risks of living and working in that city. But, as Tom Ackerman of Al Jazeera English reports, the violence is widespread.

Posted: March 15, 2010 14:14   Comments: 4
Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

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Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.

Posted: March 15, 2010 12:49   Comments: 6
Creeping seas threaten tiny island chain of Maldives

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Creeping seas threaten tiny island chain of Maldives

In this Worldfocus signature story, we take another look at the drastic consequences of climate change. The Maldives, an island chain off the southwest coast of India, find themselves being consumed by rising sea levels. For a look at how the Maldives are trying to deal with the problem, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson traveled there recently.

Posted: March 12, 2010 18:06   Comments: 8
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