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Archive for February, 2010

N. Korean paid informants risk lives but send dubious news

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N. Korean paid informants risk lives but send dubious news

In North Korea, radio signals are jammed, internet connections blocked and cell phones monitored. Outside news organizations pay underground stringers to smuggle news out. Read how U.S. newspapers treat this info, and see our list of North Korean news websites.

Posted: February 4, 2010 16:21   Comments: 3
On World Cancer Day, fighting back against cigarette use

Interview

On World Cancer Day, fighting back against cigarette use

Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Dr. Neil Schluger, Chief Scientific Officer of World Lung Foundation, for more about tobacco use among the estimated 1.1 billion smokers in the world. He points out that getting rid of cigarettes would increase the health of the planet more than curing tuberculosis, AIDS or malaria.

Posted: February 4, 2010 16:19   Comments: 7
Smoking rates remain stubbornly high around the globe

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Smoking rates remain stubbornly high around the globe

According to the World Health Organization, while cigarette consumption is declining in some countries, the number of smokers worldwide is on the upswing. Those smokers also consume more cigarettes than ever. Explore our maps of smoking rates around the globe.

Posted: February 4, 2010 15:51   Comments: 5
Documentary tells story of Burma’s undercover journalists

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Documentary tells story of Burma’s undercover journalists

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about an Oscar-nominated documentary which follows the undercover reporters of Burma who put their lives at risk to defy government censorship.

Posted: February 4, 2010 13:39   Comments: 4
Toyota tries to save face after string of bad news

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Toyota tries to save face after string of bad news

Toyota admits that some Prius models -- considered by many to be the pride of the company's fleet -- may have faulty brakes. The announcement comes one week after it suspended the production and sale of 8 other models because of a sticky gas pedal problem. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation is widening its investigation. Divya Gopalan of Al Jazeera English has more.

Posted: February 4, 2010 13:37   Comments: 34
Full Show: February 3, 2010

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Full Show: February 3, 2010

Watch the full show from Wednesday, February 3: In Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he's ready to cut a deal over nuclear program; from Britain, calls for more Alzheimer's research; in China, a modern-day Thomas Edison pioneers "knockoff" electric cars; and, in Bolivia, a look at the impact of global warming.

Posted: February 3, 2010 17:59   Comments: 1
‘Bootleg’ electric cars thrive in China’s second-tier cities

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‘Bootleg’ electric cars thrive in China’s second-tier cities

In China, we meet a modern-day Thomas Edison who helped give birth to the country's "knockoff" electric car industry. Chinese consumers in second-tier cities can't get enough of these small, cheap electric cars that require 6 hours of charging to go 75 miles -- at a maximum of 35 mph. Video journalist Jimmy Wang produced the video for TIME and the Asia Society.

Posted: February 3, 2010 17:14   Comments: 6
Global auto industry slowly adapts to alternative energy

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Global auto industry slowly adapts to alternative energy

The automobile industry, hard hit by the recession, is facing a fundamental shift in direction. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Vijay Vaitheeswaran, a correspondent for The Economist and the co-author of "Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future," about what he calls the coming "end of the age of oil."

Posted: February 3, 2010 16:53   Comments: 1
Court opens door to new charges against Bashir

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Court opens door to new charges against Bashir

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has traveled freely for months, despite the existence of an international warrant for his arrest from the International Criminal Court. Today an ICC ruling raised the possibility that genocide could be added to the charges against Bashir, reports Deutsche Welle.

Posted: February 3, 2010 16:11   Comments: 5
Ahmadinejad’s compromise offer met with skepticism

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Ahmadinejad’s compromise offer met with skepticism

Iran this week offered to accept a deal that would swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel -- and launched yet another rocket into space. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Geneive Abdo of the Century Foundation for more about the implications of President Ahmadinejad's latest actions and the challenges faced by the U.S. as in refining its policy toward Iran.

Posted: February 3, 2010 15:44   Comments: 13

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