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Archive for January, 2009

Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese

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Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam. Generations of civilians have suffered the consequences.

Posted: January 15, 2009 16:33   Comments: 32
Slain Sri Lankan journalist remembered

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Slain Sri Lankan journalist remembered

The killing of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge last week was made more poignant with the release of a letter written prior to his death, in which he foretold his murder and reaffirmed his dedication to democracy and journalism despite the danger.

Posted: January 15, 2009 14:21   Comments: 1
A letter from Zimbabwe on bank lines and cholera

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A letter from Zimbabwe on bank lines and cholera

A Worldfocus contributing blogger shares a letter from Zimbabwe, where the lines at the bank are long and residents struggle to get clean water and power.

Posted: January 15, 2009 12:41   Comments: 1
Tanks for the memories

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Tanks for the memories

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge recalls his first experience covering a conflict in Gaza in 2002, when his determined cameraman faced the roaring engines of an Israeli tank to get a closer shot.

Posted: January 15, 2009 09:07   Comments: 1
Full show: January 14, 2009

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Full show: January 14, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, January 14: Gaza, Osama Bin Laden, torture, world markets, social mobility, Internet access, unexploded bombs in Vietnam, robots.

Posted: January 14, 2009 18:45   Comments: 1
Bin Laden calls for holy war against Israel

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Bin Laden calls for holy war against Israel

Thomas Sanderson of the Center for Straetgic and International Studies discusses a new audio tape from al-Quaeda leader Osama bin Laden that calls for new fronts in the group's war against America and condemns Arab governments for being allies of Israel.

Posted: January 14, 2009 15:32   Comments: 9
Czech artwork creates stir across Europe

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Czech artwork creates stir across Europe

A sculpture celebrating the Czech presidency of the European Union has become embroiled in controversy. It features symbols of E.U. member countries -- but Romania is represented as a vampiric theme park and Bulgaria is portrayed as a Turkish toilet system.

Posted: January 14, 2009 15:12   Comments: 5
Gaza edges closer to a cease-fire as talks continue

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Gaza edges closer to a cease-fire as talks continue

Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses progress towards a cease-fire in Gaza as Egyptian and Palestinian negotiators make their first public statements on a proposed plan for a truce.

Posted: January 14, 2009 14:32   Comments: 10
Nigerians go hungry despite oil wealth

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Nigerians go hungry despite oil wealth

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about visiting a farm in Nigeria, where the majority of the population remains poor and hungry even though the country is one of the world's top oil exporters.

Posted: January 14, 2009 09:07   Comments: 3
Unexploded bombs leave a deadly legacy in Vietnam

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Unexploded bombs leave a deadly legacy in Vietnam

All across Vietnam, thousands of unexploded bombs and grenades are still buried in the ground. At least 38,000 people have been killed by leftover explosives since the Vietnam War ended in 1975.

Posted: January 14, 2009 08:09   Comments: 4

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