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Archive for August, 2009

Full Show: August 14, 2009

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Full Show: August 14, 2009

Watch the show from Friday August 14: The U.S. health care debate sparks outrage in Britain, the right to die in Australia, recovery in Taiwan and traffic in Thailand.

Posted: August 14, 2009 16:30   Comments: 2
Britain defends its health care against U.S. criticisms

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Britain defends its health care against U.S. criticisms

The angry debate over health care reform in the U.S. is triggering another round of outrage overseas. Officials in Great Britain are now fighting back to defend their system from the criticisms of America's right. Andrew Clark of The Guardian discusses how Britons view the U.S. health care debate.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:40   Comments: 12
Pakistan celebrates, reflects on independence day

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Pakistan celebrates, reflects on independence day

On Friday, Pakistan celebrated its 62nd anniversary of independence from British rule. Security was on high alert in the conflict-torn nation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the changes Pakistan has gone through since gaining independence in 1947.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:38   Comments: 0
Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week’s top stories: A major U.S. offensive as national elections approach in Afghanistan, a surge in suicide bombings in Iraq and Hillary Clinton's trip to Africa.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:15   Comments: 5
Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

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Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

In the Thai capital of Bangkok, traffic is an unpleasant fact of life year-round, reports Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English.

Posted: August 14, 2009 10:37   Comments: 1
Full Show: August 13, 2009

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Full Show: August 13, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, August 13: H1N1 flu, Germany and France have pulled out of recession, Clinton in Liberia and Cambodian monks planting trees.

Posted: August 13, 2009 17:18   Comments: 0
France and Germany report economic growth

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France and Germany report economic growth

Two of Europe's biggest economies -- Germany and France -- reported signs of a recovery. Each saw growth of 0.3 percent in this year's second quarter. Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek discusses how fast the world economy is rebounding and analyzes what it will mean for the United States.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:54   Comments: 0
Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

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Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

A Worldfocus contributing blogger based in Bangkok describes her encounter with Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border. In the wake of Myanmar army attacks on ethnic Karen rebels, thousands of Karen refugees have fled to Thailand and some half a million others are displaced within Myanmar.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:24   Comments: 2
World governments try to fast-track H1N1 flu vaccine

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World governments try to fast-track H1N1 flu vaccine

According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 flu virus has killed just under 1,500 people worldwide. Right now, it is spreading through India's sizeable population. Dr. Martin Blaser of New York University's School of Medicine discusses the risks of the flu pandemic from a global perspective.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:05   Comments: 0
Cambodian monks save remote forests, tree by tree

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Cambodian monks save remote forests, tree by tree

In Cambodia, there is an unusual effort underway by Buddhist monks to replant forests devastated by war and clearing by loggers. This is important to them for both religious and environmental reasons. The monks, like others, believe that trees may help counter the effects of climate change.

Posted: August 13, 2009 12:12   Comments: 2

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