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Archive for May, 2009

What to do about Guantanamo?

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What to do about Guantanamo?

President Obama is pressing ahead with his plan to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo. Could it mean suspected terrorists are headed to America? A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores what the future holds for Guantanamo and its detainees.

Posted: May 21, 2009 11:11   Comments: 3
U.S. disputes Afghan civilian death toll from airstrikes

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U.S. disputes Afghan civilian death toll from airstrikes

The U.S. is disputing the number of Afghan civilians killed by airstrikes earlier this month, citing much lower figures than the Afghan government. Jason Motlagh of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes that this is not the first time that the U.S. has disputed civilian casualty figures.

Posted: May 21, 2009 09:14   Comments: 1
Full Show: May 20, 2009

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Full Show: May 20, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, May 20: Arming the Taliban, abuse in Irish churches, the Japanese economy and a talking car in Israel.

Posted: May 20, 2009 16:36   Comments: 0
Taliban may be armed with American ammunition

Interview (video)

Taliban may be armed with American ammunition

Ammunition that the U.S. provides to allies in the Afghan army may be falling into the hands of Taliban militants. Rick Barton of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses how the Taliban is getting the ammunition and how the U.S. can prevent the diversion of its arms in the future.

Posted: May 20, 2009 14:49   Comments: 1
World governments hope stimulus packages will stick

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World governments hope stimulus packages will stick

From the $787 billion stimulus package in the U.S. to China's $586 billion, world governments are hoping that they can lay the groundwork for economic recovery. Read what bloggers from Bahrain to Japan are going through in the global financial crisis.

Posted: May 20, 2009 14:10   Comments: 2
Fossilized skeleton could be key link in evolution puzzle

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Fossilized skeleton could be key link in evolution puzzle

Scientists say a 47 million-year-old fossilized skeleton from Germany may offer a new piece of the evolution puzzle. Michael Novacek, the provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses the significance of the fossil in understanding evolution.

Posted: May 20, 2009 13:45   Comments: 1
H1N1 flu spreads in Japan despite inspection efforts

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H1N1 flu spreads in Japan despite inspection efforts

Japan has reported a big increase in the number of cases of H1N1 flu, with at least 191 confirmed. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Osaka weighs Japan's approach to combating the flu, asking if the government has encouraged panic.

Posted: May 20, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on polar politics

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Tune in: Online radio show on polar politics

Once considered a frigid wasteland, the Arctic is now hotly contested as it emerges as a region of vital economic and military importance. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the politics of the poles. McKenzie Funk, Oran Young and Jessica Shadian joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: May 19, 2009 19:29   Comments: 6
Full Show: May 19, 2009

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Full Show: May 19, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, May 19: Refugees in Pakistan and Somalia, an upset in Britain's House of Commons and health in the Himalayas.

Posted: May 19, 2009 16:35   Comments: 1
Pakistan violence displaces over 1.4 million civilians

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Pakistan violence displaces over 1.4 million civilians

The U.S. has pledged more than $100 million dollars in emergency assistance for Pakistan. Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Pakistan's humanitarian crisis and the anti-Taliban military campaign.

Posted: May 19, 2009 16:10   Comments: 2

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