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Archive for August, 2009

Mysterious decline in bee population creates worry

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Mysterious decline in bee population creates worry

The mysterious disappearance of bees around the world is raising concerns because the bees pollinate an estimated 90 percent of the crops that are our source of food. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses consequences of the decline in the bee population.

Posted: August 20, 2009 14:48   Comments: 6
Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

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Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

Afghanistan is heading to the polls for national elections -- but out of 41 presidential candidates, only two are women. Progress has been slow since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Masha Hamilton of the Afghan Women's Writing Project describes women's concerns as Afghanistan's future takes shape.

Posted: August 20, 2009 12:20   Comments: 2
Scotland frees terminally ill Lockerbie bomber

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Scotland frees terminally ill Lockerbie bomber

Scottish authorities confirmed that they had freed the Libyan man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The man is dying of cancer. Did Scottish authorities make the right decision? Tell us what you think.

Posted: August 20, 2009 10:00   Comments: 77
Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

Interview & Video

Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

Syed Rahim, an independent Afghan journalist, discusses how Afghans view Thursday's election and Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English reports on the possibility of widespread fraud.

Posted: August 20, 2009 09:16   Comments: 1
Full Show: August 19, 2009

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Full Show: August 19, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, August 19: Explosions in Iraq, measuring success in Afghanistan, an airborne hospital and innovations in Germany.

Posted: August 19, 2009 16:49   Comments: 6
One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition

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One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition

A new report says that one third of the Afghan population is now at risk of hunger. Shannon Scribner of Oxfam discusses efforts to combat hunger in Afghanistan and assesses the effectiveness of international aid.

Posted: August 19, 2009 15:49   Comments: 2
Reading the messages behind Afghan election posters

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Reading the messages behind Afghan election posters

Contributing blogger Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst and writer currently living and working in Afghanistan. He writes about the messages behind the election posters plastered across Afghan cities.

Posted: August 19, 2009 14:00   Comments: 3
Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

Nora Bensahel of the Rand Corporation explains the differences between the conflicts and objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, watch a video on how the Obama administration measures success in Afghanistan.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:30   Comments: 2
Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

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Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

PBS Wide Angle's "Eyes of the Storm" provides a glimpse inside secretive Myanmar, focusing on children who were orphaned by Cyclone Nargis last year -- a storm that killed more than 130,000 people and left millions homeless.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:21   Comments: 2
Full Show: August 18, 2009

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Full Show: August 18, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, August 18: Violence in Afghanistan, bright ideas from Africa and hookahs in Jordan.

Posted: August 18, 2009 17:38   Comments: 1

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