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Archive for April, 2009

Sharing the good news with you

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Sharing the good news with you

Though a common saying about news is "if it bleeds, it leads," Martin Savidge shares some of the more cheery stories that have uplifted the world recently, including Worldfocus' signature series from Liberia.

Posted: April 17, 2009 14:26   Comments: 0
Week in review: Obama’s first three months

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Week in review: Obama’s first three months

Les Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost discuss President Obama's first three months in office, his foreign policy initiatives and recent overtures to Iran, Russia and Cuba.

Posted: April 17, 2009 14:23   Comments: 2
Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

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Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

When Jackie Redd was 14, she was forced to join the NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), a rebel group. She was raped and forced to be the "wife" of three men for 11 years, until she escaped in 2001. Jackie is now speaking out.

Posted: April 17, 2009 12:07   Comments: 5
U.S., Japan pledge aid as conditions deteriorate in Pakistan

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U.S., Japan pledge aid as conditions deteriorate in Pakistan

At an international donors conference in Tokyo, the United States and Japan each pledged $1 billion in aid to Pakistan over the next two years. Ahmed Rashid, a leading Pakistani journalist, discusses the deteriorating economic and political situations in Pakistan.

Posted: April 17, 2009 09:00   Comments: 4
Gaza civilians experience difficulty in receiving aid

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Gaza civilians experience difficulty in receiving aid

United Nations aid workers in the Gaza Strip have asked Israel to ease restrictions on aid. Around 80 percent of Palestinians are reliant on aid. The Israeli government does allow aid shipments into Gaza, but fears that opening the borders would allow Hamas to bring weapons into the area.

Posted: April 17, 2009 07:17   Comments: 1
Full Show: April 16, 2009

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Full Show: April 16, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, April 16: Obama in Mexico, Indian elections, electric cars in Britain and former child soldiers in Liberia.

Posted: April 16, 2009 17:25   Comments: 0
Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

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Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

Some of the biggest victims of Liberia's 14-year civil war were young women who were taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. Many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget.

Posted: April 16, 2009 15:21   Comments: 7
Drug violence takes center stage on Obama visit to Mexico

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Drug violence takes center stage on Obama visit to Mexico

Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University discusses Barack Obama's visit to Mexico, where he focused on the issue of drug violence. Some in Mexico blame the drug problem on America's appetite for illegal drugs and its gun laws.

Posted: April 16, 2009 15:17   Comments: 4
India, world’s largest democracy, heads to the polls

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India, world’s largest democracy, heads to the polls

On Thursday, India -- the world's largest democracy -- wrapped up the first stage of its month-long general elections. The elections will choose a new parliament to be seated later this spring. Read what some of India's more than 700 million eligible voters had to say.

Posted: April 16, 2009 13:49   Comments: 3
Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

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Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about his visit to the Bethania clinic, where he encountered the young victims of Guatemala's rampant malnutrition.

Posted: April 16, 2009 13:02   Comments: 6

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