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Worse than a war zone, Haiti begins to recover

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Worse than a war zone, Haiti begins to recover

Millions of dollars in aid have already been pledged by the international community. Many countries are sending rescue workers, doctors and medics, water purification equipment and rescue dogs. UNICEF spokesperson Patrick McCormick speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about relief efforts in Haiti.

Posted: January 13, 2010 16:07   Comments: 0
Developer builds Palestinian West Bank’s first planned city

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Developer builds Palestinian West Bank’s first planned city

There's an ambitious $500 million invested in homes for tens of thousands of Palestinians, 6 miles north of Ramallah -- in the West Bank's first planned Palestinian city: Rawabi. Project managers still need approval from Israel for access roads, but they went ahead anyway with the groundbreaking earlier this month. Felice Friedson of The Media Line reports.

Posted: January 13, 2010 15:53   Comments: 2
Avatar’s forced evictions resonate with Chinese public

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Avatar’s forced evictions resonate with Chinese public

Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about the parallels some people are drawing between the movie "Avatar" and forced evictions in China, where conflicts between residents and developers have led to protests and violence.

Posted: January 13, 2010 13:21   Comments: 4
The horrors of Haiti demand a response

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The horrors of Haiti demand a response

Worldfocus contributing editor Peter Eisner writes about the devastation in Haiti. Some stories and events exceed the ability to use adjectives to capture the depths. We cannot gild words or exaggerate the story of the Haiti earthquake. How do you approach the horror, the tragedy and the suffering in any coherent way?

Posted: January 13, 2010 12:41   Comments: 2
Hillary Clinton returns to Asia to seal diplomatic deals

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Hillary Clinton returns to Asia to seal diplomatic deals

Hillary Clinton is off to Asia, her second trip there since she took office. Right away, she became the first Secretary of State in four decades to go to Asia before Europe. Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that the Obama Administration is playing its cards well on Asia so far.

Posted: January 13, 2010 12:04   Comments: 1
Remote-controlled bomb kills Iranian nuclear physicist

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Remote-controlled bomb kills Iranian nuclear physicist

An assassination in Tehran has raised questions about who was responsible. The victim was nuclear physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi. An Iranian prosecutor claimed the C.I.A. and Mossad probably had a hand in the killing. For more about covert efforts to undermine Iran's nuclear program, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Flynt Leverett.

Posted: January 12, 2010 16:51   Comments: 13
In Greece, technology offers new hope for the blind

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In Greece, technology offers new hope for the blind

For the second part of our series on disability around the world, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson reports on a university in Greece using new technology to help blind people negotiate their surroundings.

Posted: January 12, 2010 16:42   Comments: 3
U.S. intensifies drone attacks on Pakistan’s tribal region

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U.S. intensifies drone attacks on Pakistan’s tribal region

In 2009, the U.S. launched at least 50 missile strikes against al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives in northwest Pakistan. While drone attacks are more frequent than ever before, there is wide disagreement about civilian deaths. View our interactive map of Pakistan drone attack locations since 2004.

Posted: January 12, 2010 16:40   Comments: 6
Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

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Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

Since Friday, tensions between Malaysian Muslims and Christians have escalated, with attacks on nine Christan churches in retaliation for use of the word "Allah." Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses rising religious tensions and how the conflict might be resolved.

Posted: January 12, 2010 15:24   Comments: 5
Nations on every continent struggle with racism

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Nations on every continent struggle with racism

Comments about President Obama by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during the 2008 campaign have sparked racial debate in the U.S. and abroad. Racial discrimination is not unique to the U.S. and exists in almost every country. We take a look at racism and discrimination against people of African origin in Iraq and Peru -- and Indians in Australia.

Posted: January 12, 2010 15:08   Comments: 11

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