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Greener governments, businesses address climate change

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Greener governments, businesses address climate change

Michael Allegretti of The Climate Group addresses how business and governments can address the challenges and economic opportunities of climate change in anticipation of the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen later this year.

Posted: September 3, 2009 16:01   Comments: 4
Sugar prices spike during Ramadan holiday

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Sugar prices spike during Ramadan holiday

Almost halfway through the month-long fast holiday of Ramadan, Pakistan is reeling from a major sugar shortage. Anita McNaught of Al Jazeera English reports on the sugar shortage.

Posted: September 3, 2009 11:44   Comments: 3
Mumbai confronts drug-resistant tuberculosis strain

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Mumbai confronts drug-resistant tuberculosis strain

Mumbai, India's largest city, is confronting an epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Independent producer Lauren Rudser brings Worldfocus this signature story on an often overlooked global health issue.

Posted: September 2, 2009 15:54   Comments: 3
What does a CIA interrogation probe mean for Pakistan?

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What does a CIA interrogation probe mean for Pakistan?

Worldfocus contributing blogger Sana Saleem addresses the importance of CIA memos that reveal torture methods. She writes how Pakistan, in particular, expects the U.S. to learn from mistakes in fighting terrorism.

Posted: September 2, 2009 12:59   Comments: 1
Fraud, threats and lack of women mark Afghan elections

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Fraud, threats and lack of women mark Afghan elections

Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies recently returned from monitoring the elections in Afghanistan. She discusses how the security situation affected election turnout.

Posted: August 31, 2009 16:47   Comments: 40
What is the “human terrain” in Afghanistan?

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What is the “human terrain” in Afghanistan?

The U.S. has been sending civilian anthropologists into war zones to better understand the needs of local communities. Journalist Vanessa Gezari of the Pulitzer Center reports on the Human Terrain program. Ask her your questions now.

Posted: August 31, 2009 12:02   Comments: 7
Q&A: Detainee tells of squalor, beatings in Malaysian camp

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Q&A: Detainee tells of squalor, beatings in Malaysian camp

Worldfocus speaks with "David," a Burmese refugee who was recently released from a Malaysian detention camp. The camps are severely overcrowded, and conditions are reportedly wretched, with limited or no access to clean water, medical treatment and food.

Posted: August 25, 2009 14:13   Comments: 4
Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

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Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

PBS Wide Angle's "Eyes of the Storm" provides a glimpse inside secretive Myanmar, focusing on children who were orphaned by Cyclone Nargis last year -- a storm that killed more than 130,000 people and left millions homeless.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:21   Comments: 2
India outraged after Bollywood star detained in U.S. airport

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India outraged after Bollywood star detained in U.S. airport

The talk of India is the detention of one the country’s most famous actors -- Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan -- by customs officials at Newark Airport in the U.S. Professor Nitin Govil discusses how the incident has been portrayed and perceived in India, and bloggers share their opinions.

Posted: August 17, 2009 14:47   Comments: 4
Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

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Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

In the Thai capital of Bangkok, traffic is an unpleasant fact of life year-round, reports Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English.

Posted: August 14, 2009 10:37   Comments: 1

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