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India launches lunar space mission

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India launches lunar space mission

Asif Siddiqi, a professor at Fordham University and an expert on the global space race, explains the implications of India's lunar launch.

Posted: October 22, 2008 15:23   Comments: 6
Unemployment claims reach historic highs

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Unemployment claims reach historic highs

As the U.S. deals with the fallout of the financial crisis, unemployment claims have reached historic highs. But citizens around the world are increasingly finding themselves out of a job.

Posted: October 17, 2008 12:58   Comments: 1
Anti-Christian violence worsens in India

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Anti-Christian violence worsens in India

Violence against Christians is on the rise in the Indian state of Orissa.

Posted: October 17, 2008 11:19   Comments: 2
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
Muslim schools seesaw between image and reality

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Muslim schools seesaw between image and reality

Though madrassas generally have a negative image in the Western world, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about opportunities and challenges facing this religious institution.

Posted: October 16, 2008 13:14   Comments: 2
North Korea and U.S. build new political relationship

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North Korea and U.S. build new political relationship

After the U.S. announces the removal of North Korea from its terrorist list, North Korea allows U.N. inspectors to visit nuclear facilities.

Posted: October 13, 2008 14:14   Comments: 0
Bush to meet G7 to discuss market turmoil

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Bush to meet G7 to discuss market turmoil

Sharyn O'Halloran, professor of political science at Columbia University, discusses the difficulty of coordinating international banking efforts.

Posted: October 10, 2008 19:53   Comments: 1
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
Bihari refugees still stranded in Bangladesh slum

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Bihari refugees still stranded in Bangladesh slum

A Worldfocus contributing blogger walks through a community of 300,000 Biharis. Almost 40 years after the war, they are stateless -- not recognized as citizens of Bangladesh or Pakistan.

Posted: October 10, 2008 16:45   Comments: 2

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