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Global poverty and hunger marked worldwide

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Global poverty and hunger marked worldwide

Today is World Food Day. Watch the winning videos of a YouTube-World Food Programme contest on hunger. Read about bloggers taking action on poverty.

Posted: October 16, 2008 18:05   Comments: 3
World reacts to final U.S. presidential debate

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World reacts to final U.S. presidential debate

Journalists in France, Mexico and Pakistan discuss the international reaction to last night's debate. Bloggers around the world also weigh in on the third and final U.S. presidential debate.

Posted: October 16, 2008 17:07   Comments: 4
Afghanistan attacks reach six-year high

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Afghanistan attacks reach six-year high

Mark Sappenfield of the Christian Science Monitor discusses the U.S. efforts to combat the Taliban in Afghanistan and the rising violence in the country.

Posted: October 15, 2008 18:23   Comments: 0
Contender hints at running for Iranian presidency

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Contender hints at running for Iranian presidency

Middle East specialist Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh discusses the likelihood of Mohammad Khatami's candidacy amid the souring socio-economic climate under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Posted: October 14, 2008 15:24   Comments: 2
Sunni-Shiite cyber war escalates

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Sunni-Shiite cyber war escalates

Marking the most recent attack in the Sunni-Shiite cyber war, hackers hijack the Internet domain of a pan-Arab TV station, Al Arabiya.

Posted: October 13, 2008 14:38   Comments: 0
Israeli Arabs and Jews remain on edge after riots

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Israeli Arabs and Jews remain on edge after riots

Approximately 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Arab. In Acre -- a northern Israeli city with a mixed population of Jews and Arabs -- tensions remain high following four nights of rioting and sectarian violence.

Posted: October 13, 2008 08:25   Comments: 1
Week in review: Markets, Afghanistan and North Korea

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Week in review: Markets, Afghanistan and North Korea

Carla Robbins of The New York Times and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations review the major events of the week.

Posted: October 10, 2008 18:56   Comments: 0
Suicide bombers on the rise in Pakistan

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Suicide bombers on the rise in Pakistan

There have been 28 bombings killing over 471 people in Pakistan since the beginning of the year -- more deaths than either Iraq or Afghanistan.

Posted: October 10, 2008 17:11   Comments: 0
Ahmadinejad denounces atomic agency authority

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Ahmadinejad denounces atomic agency authority

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discusses the IAEA's authority and what its findings mean for the Iranian nuclear program.

Posted: October 10, 2008 16:26   Comments: 1
Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” report says

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Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” report says

A new report casts doubt on the ability of the Afghan government to stem the rise of the Taliban.

Posted: October 9, 2008 18:37   Comments: 0

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