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Archive for February, 2010

Full Show: February 22, 2010

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Full Show: February 22, 2010

Watch the full show from Monday, February 22: In Afghanistan, NATO's Marjah offensive enters its second week; fallout continues from the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai; new evidence suggests a Chinese university was the source of an internet attack on Google; and, a report on Japan's indigenous population.

Posted: February 22, 2010 17:39   Comments: 0
Civilian casualties continue to mar Afghanistan war effort

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Civilian casualties continue to mar Afghanistan war effort

In Afghanistan, officials said that 27 people were killed last night in Uruzgan province, when NATO aircraft fired on what was believed to be a convoy of insurgents. It turned out that the people were all civilians, including women and children. For more on the civilian toll in Afghanistan, Martin Savidge interviews Alex Thier, and James Bays reports for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: February 22, 2010 17:13   Comments: 8
Japan’s indigenous Ainu people struggle to keep way of life

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Japan’s indigenous Ainu people struggle to keep way of life

The Japanese government is moving ahead with plans to improve relations with the Ainu people, the country's indigenous inhabitants. Mostly living in the northern island of Hokkaido, Ainu are believed to descend from people who lived in Japan as early as 13,000 years ago. Harry Fawcett of Al Jazeera English has more, and bloggers offer their perspectives.

Posted: February 22, 2010 17:03   Comments: 7
Cyber-security risks test U.S. government preparedness

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Cyber-security risks test U.S. government preparedness

We take a look beyond the headlines at increasing concerns over cyber-security, a problem that was recently highlighted by an online assault on Google from China. This event added to fears about a digital attack that could cripple the information superhighway. For more, Martin Savidge interviews James Lewis.

Posted: February 22, 2010 16:46   Comments: 3
Rescue efforts underway after severe flooding in Madeira

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Rescue efforts underway after severe flooding in Madeira

In Portugal, rescue teams continue to look for people still missing after severe flooding and landslides that killed at least 42 people over the weekend on the island of Madeira, where the government announced three days of mourning. Torrential rains destroyed buildings and took out bridges. Our German partner Deutsche Welle reports on the devastation.

Posted: February 22, 2010 16:40   Comments: 2
Weekly W. Bank protest in Bil’in celebrates 5th anniversary

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Weekly W. Bank protest in Bil’in celebrates 5th anniversary

Every Friday since 2005, Palestinian protesters have rallied in the town of Bil’in against the barrier erected by the Israeli government that effectively cuts off Palestinians there from their agricultural land. Last Friday, the fifth anniversary of the Bil'in demonstrations, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad joined 1,000 marchers. Read different perspectives on the protests.

Posted: February 22, 2010 14:31   Comments: 19
U.S. and allied forces dig in for long haul in Helmand

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U.S. and allied forces dig in for long haul in Helmand

General David Petraeus, the commander who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said yesterday that the Marjah battle was the opening salvo in a broader campaign to turn back the Taliban, which could last 12 to 18 months. On NBC's "Meet the Press," he described the Taliban as both "formidable" and "a bit disjointed at this point."

Posted: February 22, 2010 13:11   Comments: 32
Full Show: February 19, 2010

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Full Show: February 19, 2010

Watch the full show from Friday, February 19: The inside story of a man who worked for the Iranian paramilitary forces and later faced their brutal tactics himself; strong criticism from China after Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama; Niger's military takes power; and, a few moments of joy in Haiti as lost children re-unite with family.

Posted: February 19, 2010 18:02   Comments: 1
Week in Review: Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Week in Review: Afghanistan and Pakistan

There was a major blow to the Taliban with the arrests of three senior leaders in Pakistan, including the number-two Afghan Taliban official. While this was a victory for U.S. and Pakistani intelligence, it was also a reminder of how the Taliban have used Pakistan as a base. Joining Daljit Dhaliwal to talk about the Marjah offensive and more are Gideon Rose and Susan Chira.

Posted: February 19, 2010 15:53   Comments: 5
Military coup wrests Niger’s president from power

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Military coup wrests Niger’s president from power

In Niger, known for its uranium and poverty, the military is in charge after a coup that removed the civilian leader. The president was taken into custody after soldiers attacked the presidential palace in Niamey. His whereabouts are unknown. The deposed leader had rolled back democratic gains and tried to extend his own power. Deutsche Welle reports.

Posted: February 19, 2010 15:33   Comments: 4

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