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Today: Guinea sanctions, Israeli settlers, and burger prices

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Today: Guinea sanctions, Israeli settlers, and burger prices

Read stories from around the world, brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: sanctions against Guinean military leaders; executions in China; and why McDonald's is pulling out of Iceland.

Posted: October 27, 2009 11:44   Comments: 5
Famine eclipses Ethiopia’s beauty and rich history

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Famine eclipses Ethiopia’s beauty and rich history

Twenty-five years after famine devastated Ethiopia, poverty still mars the country's image. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal explores another side of Ethiopia. He reports on Ethiopia's people, religion, beauty and explores the relics that dot the landscape in the northern part of the country.

Posted: October 26, 2009 14:26   Comments: 16
Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

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Today’s News: Iraq, Cuba, and tons of tabbouleh

Read stories from around the world, brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: a message to Cuba, food aid to North Korea, and a Guinness world record in tabbouleh and hummus.

Posted: October 26, 2009 11:26   Comments: 1
Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

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Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

Producer Megan Thompson talks about the challenges of production. She writes about an unexpected rainstorm while filming a story on Sufism in the Moroccan city of Fes.

Posted: October 22, 2009 11:24   Comments: 3
Daily News Brief: Japan, Brazil and Tunisian Elections

Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief: Japan, Brazil and Tunisian Elections

In today's top stories as compiled by Worldfocus staff: Pressure on the Japanese, the Brazilian police continue to battle drug dealers, and the Chinese economy may be overheating.

Posted: October 22, 2009 09:22   Comments: 0
Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

Read today's top news stories as compiled by Worldfocus staff. Today, progress in Iran; Chinese military might; and a journey in photographs through Beirut's historic markets.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
An unusual weapon in the war against extremism

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An unusual weapon in the war against extremism

Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman and producer Rebecca Haggerty visited the North African kingdom of Morocco to report on how many Moroccans - including those in the government - are turning to Sufism as a moderating influence to combat religious extremism.

Posted: October 20, 2009 14:59   Comments: 7
Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

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Sufism in Morocco: Music, mysticism and moderation

Morocco owes its image of a modern Muslim nation to Sufism, a spiritual and tolerant Islamic tradition that goes back to the first generations of Muslims and has sustained the religious, social and cultural cohesion of Moroccan society for centuries. Mokhtar Ghambou writes about the role of the Sufism in the North African country.

Posted: October 20, 2009 12:30   Comments: 5
State Department opts for decisive Sudan policy shift

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State Department opts for decisive Sudan policy shift

In an abrupt change of U.S. policy towards Sudan, the State Department announced today that it would pursue serious engagement with the Sudanese government. The action is intended to help ease humanitarian suffering in Darfur. Mahmood Mamdani discusses the current situation in Sudan and the Obama administration's policy shift.

Posted: October 19, 2009 13:18   Comments: 2
Somali pirates: Behind the news

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Somali pirates: Behind the news

As word comes of another pirate hijacking - this time 700 nautical miles east of the coast of Somalia - Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo traces the roots of the ongoing Somali pirate situation.

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:55   Comments: 4
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