Today is the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India. Last year, Daljit Dhaliwal visited Bhopal while reporting in India. She toured the site of the tragedy and saw how the people of the area still live with the aftermath. Also, in an extended interview, eyewitness Lalit Shastri describes the horror of the event.
Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss violence against women in Afghanistan and resulting self-immolation and suicide. David Chater reports for Al Jazeera English from Herat, Afghanistan, on how women are burning themselves to escape abusive and unwanted marriages.
In the wake of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan, we survey different perspectives on life in Afghanistan. A Worldfocus contributing blogger reports on corruption; an embedded Marine describes the tremendous loss of one Afghan family; and True/Slant contributor P.J. Tobia weighs in on the state of Afghan forces.
With his long-awaited announcement on Afghanistan finally out of the way, President Obama now faces the next hurdle -- convincing Democrats in Congress and skeptical allies abroad about the wisdom of his plan. Many troops are hopeful that the plan will help wind down the war. David Brancaccio speaks with Masood Aziz about the the Obama plan.
Top stories from around the world as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somali pirates seize an oil tanker; Honduras holds a presidential election; and the Swiss vote to ban the construction of new minarets to accompany mosques.
Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the fallout continues from the financial woes of Dubai World; an Irish report finds evidence of a church cover-up of abuse; and Cuba stages its first military exercises in 5 years.
PBS commemorates the first anniversary of the Mumbai attacks with this Wednesday's broadcast of "Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre." The program is a unique look inside the attacks, featuring closed-circuit television footage and first-hand accounts. Watch an excerpt of the program and a discussion with the film's director from THIRTEEN Forum.
India's largest city is commemorating the one-year anniversary of vicious terrorist attacks that killed more than 170 people. Journalist Vandana Sood uses Mumbai taxicabs to report on how people from a wide cross-section of Indian society view the aftermath of the attacks.
Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll continues to rise in the Philippines from a massacre allegedly ordered by a clan close to the government. In Russia, a rare Siberian tiger tagged by Vladimir Putin goes missing.
Obama administration officials have just announced that the president has finished gathering information about the situation in Afghanistan and will likely address the nation on Dec. 1 about the planned troop increases. For more on Pres. Obama's plan in Afghanistan, Martin Savidge speaks with Juan Carlos Zarate.