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Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

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Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

According to the World Health Organization, Singapore has one of the best health care systems in the world. The U.S. spends nearly 17 percent of its GDP on health care, while Singapore spends about 4 percent.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:50   Comments: 11
Week in review: China, special envoys and Guantánamo

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Week in review: China, special envoys and Guantánamo

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the new direction of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted: January 23, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3
Life in a fishing village behind Myanmar’s walls

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Life in a fishing village behind Myanmar’s walls

A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist visits a village in Myanmar and writes about trying get a sense of the reality of daily life in a country that strictly controls travel and the flow of information.

Posted: January 22, 2009 12:41   Comments: 0
Bhutanese still in Nepal’s refugee camps after 18 years

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Bhutanese still in Nepal’s refugee camps after 18 years

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the situation of Bhutan's ethnic Nepalese minority, thousands of whom fled or were forced out of Bhutan more than 18 years ago and remain in Nepalese refugee camps today.

Posted: January 20, 2009 11:25   Comments: 48
Scenes from “Roman Holiday” play out in Vietnam

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Scenes from “Roman Holiday” play out in Vietnam

Producer Ara Ayer reported on the Worldfocus signature series on Vietnam's economy, perception of Americans and legacies of war. Ara explains why Vietnam represents so much more than a bygone war today.

Posted: January 16, 2009 16:12   Comments: 4
Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese

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Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam. Generations of civilians have suffered the consequences.

Posted: January 15, 2009 16:33   Comments: 32
Slain Sri Lankan journalist remembered

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Slain Sri Lankan journalist remembered

The killing of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge last week was made more poignant with the release of a letter written prior to his death, in which he foretold his murder and reaffirmed his dedication to democracy and journalism despite the danger.

Posted: January 15, 2009 14:21   Comments: 1
Unexploded bombs leave a deadly legacy in Vietnam

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Unexploded bombs leave a deadly legacy in Vietnam

All across Vietnam, thousands of unexploded bombs and grenades are still buried in the ground. At least 38,000 people have been killed by leftover explosives since the Vietnam War ended in 1975.

Posted: January 14, 2009 08:09   Comments: 4
Vietnam on a bumpy road to economic power

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Vietnam on a bumpy road to economic power

In the U.S., Vietnam has been largely out of public view in the three decades since the war. But during that time, Vietnam has gone through remarkable changes, and is now on the road to becoming an economic powerhouse.

Posted: January 13, 2009 20:50   Comments: 5
Vietnamese embrace the U.S. decades after war

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Vietnamese embrace the U.S. decades after war

In the years since the Vietnam War, Vietnam has undergone radical changes, as have attitudes among many of its 86 million people toward the United States.

Posted: January 12, 2009 12:38   Comments: 4

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