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Moroccan hip-hop group fuses traditional music with rap

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Moroccan hip-hop group fuses traditional music with rap

During a reporting trip to Morocco last year, Worldfocus' Hoda Osman, Rebecca Haggerty and Megan Thompson met the members of hip-hop group H-Kayne. In this brief interview, the rap trio discuss their musical influences, including Moroccan traditional music such as Aissawa and Gnawa.

Posted: April 1, 2010 13:21   Comments: 0
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
Cape Town makes strides in combating tuberculosis

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Cape Town makes strides in combating tuberculosis

March 24 was World Tuberculosis Day, so Worldfocus decided to take a deeper look at a disease that has long been a deadly threat. Tonight's Worldfocus special edition includes a piece by Debra Daugherty about how one South African community has combated the disease. Read more about this public health campaign in Cape Town.

Posted: March 29, 2010 11:15   Comments: 0
In Middle East, leaders on religious left offer reconciliation

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In Middle East, leaders on religious left offer reconciliation

Religious politicians are usually considered to be on the right of the ideological spectrum. However, we look at three figures -- Iyad Jamal Al-Din in Iraq, Menachem Froman in Israel and Mehdi Karroubi in Iran -- who advocate pacifism and pluralism yet are grounded in traditional spirituality.

Posted: March 25, 2010 12:02   Comments: 13
Tonga grapples with forces of man and nature

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Tonga grapples with forces of man and nature

Tonga, a remote chain of 176 lush islands spread over 500 miles of the Pacific Ocean, faces potentially devastating effects from climate change. As part of her series on small islands and climate change, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson visited Tonga and documented the government's campaign to get the word out about the issue -- both at home and abroad.

Posted: March 24, 2010 14:39   Comments: 2
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
Suicide attacks remain potent tool for Pakistani Taliban

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Suicide attacks remain potent tool for Pakistani Taliban

The recent suicide bombings in the heart of Pakistan’s cultural capital of Lahore demonstrate the continuing ability of the Pakistani Taliban to spread death, destruction and fear amongst soldiers and civilians alike, writes blogger S. Azmat Hassan.

Posted: March 23, 2010 13:01   Comments: 2
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
Growing Indian influence in Afghanistan alarms Pakistan

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Growing Indian influence in Afghanistan alarms Pakistan

India, seizing on Afghanistan’s travails, has pumped in over a billion dollars toward improving Afghanistan’s economic and social infrastructure. On the face of it, this magnanimity should be considered a praiseworthy gesture. But Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how the U.S. needs to help fix Indo-Pak relations.

Posted: March 18, 2010 15:39   Comments: 18
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