Last week, Human Rights Watch released an extensive report detailing the maternal mortality problem in India - whose rate is 16 times Russia's and 10 times China's. Worldfocus spoke with Aruna Kashyap, the lead researcher of the in-depth study, "No Tally of the Anguish."
Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Chrystia Freeland of Britain's Financial Times discuss the week's top stories: The impact of U.S. President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and his biggest foreign policy challenge -- Afghanistan and Pakistan.
An Iranian scientist remains missing after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June. Many in Iran assume that Amiri defected, but the U.S. denies any involvement. Nazanine Moshiri of Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran.
Worldfocus producer and correspondent Ivette Feliciano explores a fascinating fashion trend in Bolivia -- the bowler hat -- which has roots in Europe.
U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. His selection has generated broad reaction around the world. Should the Nobel Peace Prize have been awarded to President Obama? Tell us what you think.
Mohammad Al-Kassim, a producer at Worldfocus, blogs here about soccer's popularity around the world -- exemplified by a piece from the Al Arabiya news channel. Translated from the Arabic, it tells the story of a young Egyptian couple who found an unusual way to balance their passion for soccer with their wedding day.
A controversy has erupted in Egypt over a government ban on wearing the niqab on college campuses. At the University of Cairo, security officials refused to allow women with full face veils to enter certain buildings. Jamal El-Shayyal of Al Jazeera English reports from Cairo.
Nearly half of the children in Guatemala are malnourished. Most suffer from chronic malnutrition, which means that while they are getting enough calories, their food is severely lacking in vitamins and protein. This poor nutrition affects not only their bodies, but their future.
An estimated 10,000 children in Quetta, Pakistan, perform back-breaking labor -- garbage picking. They are often as young as five years old and earn less than $1 per day. International organizations have begun to call attention to the plight of these young workers, many of whom are the children of Afghan refugees who cannot legally work in Pakistan.
UNICEF estimates that one billion children live in poverty -- almost every second child in the world. The Philippines can be seen as a microcosm of the problem, with children driven to the streets. One man -- a former child of the streets himself -- is trying to help.