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Read top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Saudi Arabia conducts airstrikes against rebels in Yemen; Israel releases an intercepted ship but keeps its weapons; and China bans corporal punishment for Internet addicts.
While in Ethiopia reporting on a series of signature stories from Ethiopia, correspondent Martin Seemungal encountered an unusual tradition - locals who feed hyenas by hand. The tradition supposedly began as a way to protect children from the wild animals.
Today's news roundup from around the world. Nokia announces layoffs in Finland; the French will send a delegation to North Korea; and bookstores are closing in Samarkand.
News from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus staff. Today: George Mitchell is in Israel, the Pakistani army is in Waziristan, and the Internet gets new alphabets for domain names.
Producer Gary Strieker reports from Ethiopia's Amhara region where 60 percent of children suffer from Trachoma, a bacterial eye infection that is the world's leading preventable cause of blindness. A new study finds that antibiotics administered for Trachoma is actually treating other ailments and reducing Ethiopia's high rates of child mortality.
Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: An Iranian response; a United Nations representative is rebuffed in Zimbabwe; Hillary Clinton in Pakistan; and the City Of London cemetery wants inhabitants to double up to save space.
The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.
Because Ethiopian farmers are fragmented and disorganized, they cannot leverage for higher coffee prices. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal reports on why farmers are deciding to plant corn and khat, a leafy drug that is chewed with stimulating effects somewhere between caffeine and cocaine.
Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal travels to a remote village in the highlands of Ethiopia. He observes a traditional way of life that is virtually cut off from the rest of the world.
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