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North Korea suspected in cyber attack on U.S., South Korea

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North Korea suspected in cyber attack on U.S., South Korea

North Korea is being implicated in a cyber attack over the July 4 weekend. The attack brought down several major American and South Korean Web sites at least temporarily. Keith Epstein of BusinessWeek discusses who is behind the cyber attacks and what the consequences will be.

Posted: July 8, 2009 12:40   Comments: 1
Thousands line up in Kenya for HIV testing

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Thousands line up in Kenya for HIV testing

In urging Congress to spend $60 billion over the next six years on health aid to other nations, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an integrated approach -- fight AIDS, but at the same time, combat other preventable disease that kill millions of people each year. In Kenya, a health project is taking that very approach.

Posted: July 8, 2009 11:26   Comments: 2
Tune in: Online radio show on Uighur unrest in China

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on Uighur unrest in China

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the recent violence involving China's ethnic minority Uighur population. The show also looks at Uighur aspirations of secession, Han Chinese immigration and Chinese nationalism. Enze Han, Andrew James Nathan and Alim Seytoff join the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: July 7, 2009 19:39   Comments: 15
Meat cleavers and steel poles arm China’s ethnic factions

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Meat cleavers and steel poles arm China’s ethnic factions

This week, western China has endured the worst ethnic violence in decades. A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores the roots of the ethnic clashes between the Muslim Uighurs and the Han Chinese.

Posted: July 7, 2009 12:44   Comments: 0
Week in review: Iraq pullback and unrest in Honduras

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Week in review: Iraq pullback and unrest in Honduras

Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group discuss the week's top stories: The U.S. offensive in Afghanistan, the American pullback in Iraq and unrest in Honduras.

Posted: July 3, 2009 14:27   Comments: 22
Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

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Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

Argentina is in the grip of what seems to be a full-blown swine flu epidemic, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and there has been economic and political fallout following the country's recent congressional election.

Posted: July 3, 2009 12:07   Comments: 2
How Ahmadinejad supporters view Iran’s upheaval

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How Ahmadinejad supporters view Iran’s upheaval

It's been almost three weeks since the disputed presidential election in Iran. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sanaz Arjomand is in Iran and voted for opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Some of her family members, though, are ardent Ahmadinejad supporters -- leading to heated debates in this Iranian home.

Posted: July 2, 2009 15:09   Comments: 1
Africa turns to science for help combatting ivory trade

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Africa turns to science for help combatting ivory trade

Despite a long ban, poachers in Africa continue to kill thousands of elephants each year for the money they can make from the tusks. But now, says Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History, scientists are using a sophisticated dating method to fight back.

Posted: July 2, 2009 13:58   Comments: 1
Keeping a watchful eye in a bustling Afghan city

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Keeping a watchful eye in a bustling Afghan city

On Thursday, U.S. Marines launched a major offensive in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province in an effort to root out Taliban forces in southern strongholds. A Worldfocus contributing blogger embedded in Afghanistan describes the climate in the capital of Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah.

Posted: July 2, 2009 10:28   Comments: 0
Liberians get by selling coconuts, saving dollar by dollar

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Liberians get by selling coconuts, saving dollar by dollar

Unemployment rates in the U.S. and Canada are approaching double digits, but these figures pale to those in Liberia, where the official unemployment rate stands at 85 percent. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Monrovia describes how Liberians get by, even if they are not formally employed.

Posted: July 1, 2009 13:52   Comments: 2

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