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U.S. sends mixed signals about Israeli settlement policy

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U.S. sends mixed signals about Israeli settlement policy

Political commentators are debating whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided excessive praise for Israel's move to restrain -- rather than end -- settlement building in the West Bank. The state department contends that the U.S. has not actually modified its policy stance. Daljit Dhaliwal talks with Daniel Levy about the latest developments.

Posted: November 2, 2009 10:58   Comments: 143
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
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
HIV infection rates continue to climb in Russia

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HIV infection rates continue to climb in Russia

Daljit Dhaliwal discusses HIV policy in with Russia Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. Johnston says that, despite progress in preventing HIV transmission between mothers and babies, the government is using ideology and not science when crafting prevention strategies.

Posted: October 29, 2009 15:26   Comments: 1
Taiwanese Internet gamers addicted to ‘Happy Farm’

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Taiwanese Internet gamers addicted to ‘Happy Farm’

"Happy Farm," a six-month-old Facebook application, has spawned millions of cyber farmers across Taiwan. Hsin-Yin Lee, a former associate producer at Worldfocus, writes about the current Taiwanese obsession with growing crops and using livestock.

Posted: October 28, 2009 14:46   Comments: 0
Whales and whalers face unknown future in southeast Asia

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Whales and whalers face unknown future in southeast Asia

Residents of the Indonesian island of Flores are among the world's whalers. However, plans for a new marine sanctuary may put an end to a way of life going back 500 years. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about the fate of the whales with Michael Novacek.

Posted: October 28, 2009 11:13   Comments: 3
Old ways endure in remote rural village in northern Ethiopia

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Old ways endure in remote rural village in northern Ethiopia

Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal travels to a remote village in the highlands of Ethiopia. He observes a traditional way of life that is virtually cut off from the rest of the world.

Posted: October 27, 2009 16:52   Comments: 11
Argentina’s ‘Valijagate’ is $800,000 cash in a suitcase

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Argentina’s ‘Valijagate’ is $800,000 cash in a suitcase

Peter Eisner blogs about how La Valija (the suitcase) is turning into Argentina's version of Watergate. The scandal began with the August 2007 discovery that Guido Antonini, a Venezuelan-born American, was carrying a suitcase containing $800,000 when he landed at the Buenos Aires' airport.

Posted: October 23, 2009 14:12   Comments: 6
No aid to illegitimate governments: punishing the people?

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No aid to illegitimate governments: punishing the people?

Since Zelaya's ouster in a coup late June, most foreign donors have cut off aid to Honduras' de facto government. The cessation of foreign aid could continue, leaving many impoverished communities to fend for themselves. Craig Mauro of Al Jazeera English reports from the village of La Ceibita.

Posted: October 22, 2009 11:15   Comments: 46
The end of the world — or a new conspiracy theory?

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The end of the world — or a new conspiracy theory?

Many conspiracy theorists point to 2012 as the year of the apocalypse - citing the ancient Mayan calendar as evidence. Sean Goforth debunks that idea and writes about the pragmatic concerns of modern Mayans.

Posted: October 20, 2009 14:15   Comments: 4
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