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Weekly W. Bank protest in Bil’in celebrates 5th anniversary

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Weekly W. Bank protest in Bil’in celebrates 5th anniversary

Every Friday since 2005, Palestinian protesters have rallied in the town of Bil’in against the barrier erected by the Israeli government that effectively cuts off Palestinians there from their agricultural land. Last Friday, the fifth anniversary of the Bil'in demonstrations, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad joined 1,000 marchers. Read different perspectives on the protests.

Posted: February 22, 2010 14:31   Comments: 19
Haiti struggles to provide housing for quake survivors

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Haiti struggles to provide housing for quake survivors

Haiti's government says it will take over some privately held land to build camps for quake survivors. The aim is to relieve overcrowding in makeshift camps where many of the one million-plus homeless have been living. But five weeks after the quake, a few stories of hope are emerging as well. Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports from Haiti.

Posted: February 19, 2010 14:29   Comments: 2
Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Google Maps

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Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Google Maps

Google and Russian Railways have teamed up to provide a virtual tour of the world's longest continuous railroad. Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan explains how you can take one of the great train journeys of the world without leaving the comfort of your home.

Posted: February 17, 2010 14:26   Comments: 2
China surges past competitors in clean energy technology

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China surges past competitors in clean energy technology

China is rapidly becoming the leading manufacturer of clean energy. The country has become the largest producer of wind turbines and solar panels and also provides almost 97 percent of the world's supply of rare-earth materials. The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter could also make the rest of the world reliant on its alternative energy products.

Posted: February 11, 2010 12:05   Comments: 4
As journalists continue to leave Haiti, hopelessness persists

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As journalists continue to leave Haiti, hopelessness persists

Peter Eisner blogs about conditions in Haiti one month after the Haiti earthquake. The international television units are mostly gone, a smattering of foreign reporters are still in Port-au-Prince, and what's the situation on the ground? Hopelessness and helplessness, according to Eisner.

Posted: February 10, 2010 16:39   Comments: 7
U.S. media and politicians catch irrational China hysteria

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U.S. media and politicians catch irrational China hysteria

Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, argues that recent criticism of President Obama's China policy is both overwrought and inaccurate.

Posted: February 9, 2010 15:28   Comments: 2
China’s air quality improves but remains highly polluted

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China’s air quality improves but remains highly polluted

In our broadcast this week, we showed how some Chinese drivers are opting for knockoff electric cars that are non-polluting and cheap -- but the electricity that these vehicles use is generated by coal, which increases air pollution and greenhouse gases. We take a deeper look at China's battle against air pollution, courtesy of the Asia Society's China Green multimedia project.

Posted: February 5, 2010 15:34   Comments: 6
‘Bootleg’ electric cars thrive in China’s second-tier cities

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‘Bootleg’ electric cars thrive in China’s second-tier cities

In China, we meet a modern-day Thomas Edison who helped give birth to the country's "knockoff" electric car industry. Chinese consumers in second-tier cities can't get enough of these small, cheap electric cars that require 6 hours of charging to go 75 miles -- at a maximum of 35 mph. Video journalist Jimmy Wang produced the video for TIME and the Asia Society.

Posted: February 3, 2010 17:14   Comments: 6
Global auto industry slowly adapts to alternative energy

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Global auto industry slowly adapts to alternative energy

The automobile industry, hard hit by the recession, is facing a fundamental shift in direction. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Vijay Vaitheeswaran, a correspondent for The Economist and the co-author of "Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future," about what he calls the coming "end of the age of oil."

Posted: February 3, 2010 16:53   Comments: 1
Haiti’s children vulnerable to human traffickers

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Haiti’s children vulnerable to human traffickers

The news of suspected child smugglers operating in Haiti has highlighted longstanding concerns about the trafficking of children from poor countries. Patrick McCormick of the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, talked to Worldfocus about vulnerable children around the world.

Posted: February 2, 2010 17:58   Comments: 12
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