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Archive for April, 2009

Escalating political violence in Thailand shuts down summit

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Escalating political violence in Thailand shuts down summit

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is in a state of chaos after a major escalation of political violence and the cancellation of an Asian summit meeting over the weekend because of protests. Fighting took place across the city as thousands of troops fired warning shots and tear gas at anti-government protesters.

Posted: April 13, 2009 12:26   Comments: 2
Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

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Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

The United Nations has said joint efforts between Rwanda and Congo represent real hope in a war that has raged for more than a decade. But since late January, Human Rights Watch cites continued insecurity, reporting that over 180 civilians have been killed and at least 90 women and girls have been raped.

Posted: April 10, 2009 19:57   Comments: 0
Full Show: April 10, 2009

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Full Show: April 10, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, April 10: Earthquake survivors in Italy, Britain's latest terror crackdown, China's growing car market and a 21st-Century Noah's Ark.

Posted: April 10, 2009 17:17   Comments: 1
Piracy, protests and Estonian technology

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Piracy, protests and Estonian technology

Piracy, protests and Estonian technology. Know your news? Take the quiz.

Posted: April 10, 2009 15:35   Comments: 0
U.S. announces plans to close secret overseas prisons

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U.S. announces plans to close secret overseas prisons

The CIA announced that it will close its secret overseas detention centers -- prisons set up for the sometimes brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects. Joanne Mariner of Human Rights Watch discusses how U.S. counter-terrorism efforts will change under President Obama and how terror suspects will be handled in the future.

Posted: April 10, 2009 14:46   Comments: 0
Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

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Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations discuss the week's top stories: The continuing threat of piracy from Somalia's failed state, the terror threat in Britain and Europe and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

Posted: April 10, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
China rapidly reduces poverty; 60 percent decline in 25 years

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China rapidly reduces poverty; 60 percent decline in 25 years

A new World Bank report calls China's progress in reducing poverty "enviable" and shows that the percent of the Chinese population living below the poverty line declined from 65 percent in 1981 to 4 percent in 2007. David Dollar of the World Bank, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, explains the report's findings and explores the challenges still facing China.

Posted: April 10, 2009 08:05   Comments: 4
In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

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In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental activist Wangari Maathai discusses how to balance the needs of developing countries with the need for conservation, as well as the impact of climate change on Africa and how African governments are dealing with environmental challenges.

Posted: April 9, 2009 20:50   Comments: 2
Full Show: April 9, 2009

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Full Show: April 9, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, April 9: Somali pirates, survival in Italy, deforestation in Africa and Brazilian kids play golf.

Posted: April 9, 2009 17:53   Comments: 1
Wait…the surge in Iraq didn’t work?

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Wait…the surge in Iraq didn’t work?

After a series of violent attacks in Iraq, Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, discusses how the 2007 surge of American troops has fared.

Posted: April 9, 2009 17:32   Comments: 4
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