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Tune in: Online radio show on Bosnia’s delicate balance

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Tune in: Online radio show on Bosnia’s delicate balance

More than a decade after the war in Bosnia came to an end, tensions are high and officials warn that the country's peace deal is on the brink of collapse. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the roots of conflict and Bosnia's fragile peace. Nenad Pejic, Sarah Meharg and Srecko Latal joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 9, 2009 18:29   Comments: 0
Guantanamo detainee sent to U.S. to stand trial

Interview (video)

Guantanamo detainee sent to U.S. to stand trial

Ahmed Ghailani, a detainee from Guantanamo Bay, arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday and was brought to a federal prison in New York to stand trial. Victoria Toensing, a former deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, discusses the future of Guantanamo.

Posted: June 9, 2009 16:09   Comments: 2
Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

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Rumors, confusion hinder battle against HIV in Cameroon

In Africa, several governments have implemented male circumcision as part of their AIDS prevention strategies. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Cameroon who works to fight HIV/AIDS discusses the dangers of relying extensively on circumcision, given widespread rumors and misinformation.

Posted: June 9, 2009 12:50   Comments: 6
U.S. releases Iraqi militant suspected in five soldier deaths

Interview (video)

U.S. releases Iraqi militant suspected in five soldier deaths

Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the U.S. military's release of Shiite militant Laith al-khazali, suspected of killing five American soldiers in 2007.

Posted: June 9, 2009 11:51   Comments: 3
Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

From the Field

Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Turkey. He writes from Istanbul about the country's love for one of its most famed figures, Kemal Ataturk, who appears on everything from office buildings to lapel pins and souvenirs.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:51   Comments: 1
Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

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Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

Unemployment in Russia has soard to 10.2 percent, a nine-year high. Blogger Oksana Zagrebnyeva shares her personal account of life in an industrial Russian town hard-hit by the economic slowdown.

Posted: June 5, 2009 13:57   Comments: 1
South Korea mourns former president after suicide

Perspectives

South Korea mourns former president after suicide

On Friday, tens of thousands of South Koreans lined the streets for the funeral of their former president, Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about experiencing the shared grief of the country.

Posted: June 4, 2009 15:14   Comments: 3
Post-Tiananmen, it’s no easier seeking human rights abroad

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Post-Tiananmen, it’s no easier seeking human rights abroad

On the anniversary of the crackdown at Tiananmen Square in China, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that in the last 20 years, while standards of living in China have risen dramatically, political reform has stalled out and dissidents continue to live in terror. How should the U.S. handle China's human rights record?

Posted: June 4, 2009 10:25   Comments: 6
Police, umbrellas block view of Tiananmen on anniversary

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Police, umbrellas block view of Tiananmen on anniversary

On Thursday, there were no activists or student protesters to be seen in China's Tiananmen Square. Security was kept tight on the anniversary and foreign journalists were not granted permission for entrance. A Worldfocus blogger visits Tiananmen Square and describes the heavy security.

Posted: June 4, 2009 09:16   Comments: 0
Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

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Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

On Tuesday, sirens blared as Israel conducted a nationwide drill aimed at preparing citizens in the event of missile attacks, suicide bombings and natural disasters. Israeli bloggers shared their experiences and wondered about the meaning behind the drills.

Posted: June 3, 2009 12:14   Comments: 2

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