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People around the world honor International Women’s Day

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People around the world honor International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, an event that has been celebrated around the world for almost a century. For more on gender issues, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Anne Marie Goetz of the U.N. Development Fund for Women. And Jason Overdorf reports for our partner GlobalPost on how class differences influence attitudes about gender in Delhi.

Posted: March 8, 2010 16:01   Comments: 2
Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

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Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

Worldfocus looks at this Sunday's Iraqi parliamentary elections, which could exacerbate sectarian divisions. We also examine what has changed in the seven years since the Iraq invasion. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, and Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 15
Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

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Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 0
Egyptian ads use sex to discourage cigarette smoking

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Egyptian ads use sex to discourage cigarette smoking

Worldfocus partner GlobalPost brings us a revealing story from Egypt that shows a variation on the pillar of Western-style marketing -- sex sells. But, as John Jensen reports, sex is being used to promote better health, and in the process, these advertisements are also breaking some taboos.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:20   Comments: 6
Turkey outraged by House resolution on Armenian ‘genocide’

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Turkey outraged by House resolution on Armenian ‘genocide’

By a margin of one vote, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a non-binding resolution calling the World War I-era killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a "genocide." The fallout continues between the U.S. and Turkey, one of America's key allies. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Bulent Aliriza, and Tarek Bazley reports for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:08   Comments: 42
Haiti’s earthquake leaves suffering beyond its scale

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Haiti’s earthquake leaves suffering beyond its scale

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner looks at how major natural disasters have played out differently in Haiti and Chile. He argues that the suffering in Haiti cannot be forgotten and the rescue mission should be the responsibility of all governments and all people.

Posted: March 5, 2010 11:49   Comments: 1
Japanese government says it would defy bluefin tuna ban

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Japanese government says it would defy bluefin tuna ban

Conservation groups say the Atlantic bluefin tuna is at risk of extinction if current catch rates continue. While the U.S. announced its support of a ban this week, the fish is prized for high-end sushi in Japan, where 80 percent of the fish ends up. An international conference will vote on giving the tuna endangered status at a meeting that begins next weekend.

Posted: March 5, 2010 11:01   Comments: 55
U.S. military makes plans for massive Kandahar offensive

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U.S. military makes plans for massive Kandahar offensive

As the battle for Marjah goes on, NATO is making plans for an even larger campaign in Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city and a center of the Taliban insurgency. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute about the strategy, and Deutsche Welle reports on the legacy of Russia's war in Afghanistan.

Posted: March 4, 2010 16:59   Comments: 2
McDonald’s celebrates 20 tasty years in Moscow

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McDonald’s celebrates 20 tasty years in Moscow

Russians considered fast food items to be delicacies back in 1990, when the cuisine first arrived in Moscow. McDonald's opened in the Russian capital 20 years ago, and the company recently marked the anniversary. Oksana Boyko of Russia Today reports how McDonald's was more than just fast food.

Posted: March 4, 2010 16:09   Comments: 1
Israeli-Palestinian talks could start as early as Sunday

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Israeli-Palestinian talks could start as early as Sunday

Yesterday the Arab League gave the green light for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to engage in four months of indirect peace talks with Israel. Today, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that the talks could begin as early as Sunday. Daljit Dhaliwal discusses developments with Martin Fletcher, former Tel Aviv bureau chief for NBC News.

Posted: March 4, 2010 16:03   Comments: 27
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