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Climate forces Nepal’s farmers to abandon rice for bananas

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Climate forces Nepal’s farmers to abandon rice for bananas

Climate change is forcing farmers in Nepal and the world over to consider growing crops they've never grown before. Bo Lim of the United Nations Development Program discusses problems resulting from climate change.

Posted: August 11, 2009 15:31   Comments: 0
Hundreds missing in Asia after typhoon and flooding

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Hundreds missing in Asia after typhoon and flooding

In Asia, frantic rescue efforts are underway following a devastating typhoon that struck both China and Taiwan. Hundreds are missing after the worst flooding in half a century.

Posted: August 11, 2009 14:07   Comments: 0
Hollow words as Obama praises Mexico’s war on drugs

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Hollow words as Obama praises Mexico’s war on drugs

At the North American summit in Mexico, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to continue efforts to reduce U.S. demand for drugs, and to stem the illegal flow of guns across the southern border. But Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner argues that the promises are just words, and nothing will change.

Posted: August 11, 2009 12:09   Comments: 5
Obama tackles drugs, flu and trade at Mexico summit

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Obama tackles drugs, flu and trade at Mexico summit

U.S. President Barack Obama joined his Canadian and Mexican counterparts as they completed a summit meeting in Mexico on Monday. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the issues tackled, including trade, the H1N1 flu and the drug war.

Posted: August 10, 2009 15:20   Comments: 2
Clinton must call for an end to Congo’s media censorship

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Clinton must call for an end to Congo’s media censorship

The catastrophe in Congo has received relatively scant international media coverage, writes Worldfocus contributor Tom Rhodes, and violence continues unabated. Admittedly, it is costly for foreign media bureaus, but there is another reason for the lack of western media coverage: censorship.

Posted: August 10, 2009 14:57   Comments: 3
U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

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U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

On Friday, the Pakistani government said Baitullah Mehsud -- the head of the Taliban in Pakistan -- had been killed in the South Waziristan tribal area by a U.S. missile on Wednesday. Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation discusses what the apparent death means for the war against the Taliban.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:23   Comments: 2
Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

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Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

Baitullah Mehsud, the head of the Taliban in Pakistan, was likely killed by a U.S. drone this week. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sana Saleem explores how Mehsud's apparent death will impact the war on the Taliban and Pakistanis' perception of the U.S.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 1
Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

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Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

Nikhil Deogun of The Wall Street Journal and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Africa and her husband's mission to North Korea to secure the release of two American journalists.

Posted: August 7, 2009 14:52   Comments: 1
Indonesian sulfur miners toil in smouldering volcanoes

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Indonesian sulfur miners toil in smouldering volcanoes

Indonesian workers on the island of Java brave harsh conditions to mine sulfur, an essential mineral used in items that many people take for granted, like fertilizers, insecticides, gunpowder and matches.

Posted: August 7, 2009 14:04   Comments: 0
Thousands mourn Philippine “mother of democracy”

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Thousands mourn Philippine “mother of democracy”

Tens of thousand of Filipinos turned out in Manila on Wednesday for the funeral of the woman they called the mother of democracy -- Corazon Aquino. Aquino led the pro-democracy People Power revolution in the 1980s and was president of the Philippines for six years.

Posted: August 5, 2009 16:34   Comments: 0

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