The Association of Small Island States (AOSIS), an advocacy group of 42 states, has been pushing hard for action on climate change, which it argues could render some low-lying islands uninhabitable. Worldfocus spoke with the chair of AOSIS for more on its efforts.
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Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about the controversy surrounding Chinese speed skater Zhou Yang, who won a gold medal in Vancouver. She argues that China's national program for training athletes is ripe for change.
China and India -- the world's two most populous countries -- have formally agreed this week to be part of the climate change accord that was worked at last December's climate change conference in Copenhagen. The nonbinding document calls for limiting the rise in global temperatures. Andrew Potter of Al Jazeera English reports on the significance of the news.
Watch the full show from Wednesday, March 10. An encore presentation of a Worldfocus special edition: A helping hand. Joe rescues street kids in the Philippines; Miss Gene devotes her life to fighting AIDS in Jamaica; a woman protects single moms in Morocco; and, a man and donkey deliver books to Colombian kids.
In a Worldfocus signature story, we turn to the issue of animal rights. While such protections are well-established in the U.S., in many parts of the world, they are all but nonexistent. Special correspondent Kristen Gillespie looks at an unusual effort in Jordan, where an unlikely champion of animal rights is trying to end widespread abuse and help her canine friends.
After 14 months of silence, Israeli and Palestinian leaders are set to hold indirect peace talks. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Ghassan Shabaneh, assistant professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, and Steven Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Watch the full show from Tuesday, March 9: As Vice President Joe Biden pushes peace talks, the Israelis announce a big new settlement project in Jerusalem; in a raid in Indonesia, a top al-Qaeda-linked terror suspect is likely killed; and, in Jordan, unlikely advocates strive for animal rights.
Worldfocus special correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about a furry friend that she acquired while doing a Signature video on puppy mills in Amman, Jordan. Her dog "Faith" got her name shortly after her rescue from a notorious puppy mill in rural north Jordan.
Palestinian leaders have agreed to a further round of indirect negotiations with Israel more than a year after the last attempt to reach a settlement broke down in December 2008. Analysts and bloggers weigh in on the decision.
Because of fundraising difficulties, Worldfocus will go off the air after April 2. During our nearly 18 months, we've sought to inform viewers about life around the world -- as we said in our first broadcast, to give you a better idea how the other 6.5 billion live. Anchor Daljit Dhaliwal explains our decision and thanks our many partners, experts and viewers.