Inefficiency mars Britain’s cradle-to-grave health promise
The British National Health System is the world's largest publicly-funded health care system. Harry Smith of Al Jazeera English reports on how this free -- but controversial -- system is faring 60 years after its inception.
Posted: September 8, 2009 14:46
Elite private medicine in India doesn’t reach rural areas
Prerna Suri of Al Jazeera English reports how patients in rural parts of India walk for miles to reach hospitals, some of which serve over 35,000 people.
Posted: September 7, 2009 15:18
Iran’s cabinet appointment angers Argentinians
Lucia Newman of Al Jazeera English reports from Buenos Aires on the uproar that Iran's appointment of a potential terror suspect is creating in Argentina. The cabinet appointee is suspected of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in Argentine history fifteen years ago.
Posted: September 4, 2009 15:14
Deforestation threatens the environment in Borneo
Environmental concerns are in conflict with the Malaysian government's economic interests on the island of Borneo. Large swaths of tropical forest are being cleared for the timber and palm oil industries.
Posted: September 3, 2009 14:52
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Sugar prices spike during Ramadan holiday
Almost halfway through the month-long fast holiday of Ramadan, Pakistan is reeling from a major sugar shortage. Anita McNaught of Al Jazeera English reports on the sugar shortage.
Posted: September 3, 2009 11:44
Brazil’s nationalistic move to up oil stakes angers critics
A new law proposed by Brazil's president would give Petrobras, the state-owned oil giant, a minimum 30 percent stake in all future oil projects. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports on the uproar it has caused, with critics arguing for fair distribution of oil profits around the country.
Posted: September 1, 2009 15:14
Youth, unemployment rally opposition in Japan’s elections
In Japan, unemployment soars on the eve of national elections. A youth movement is sweeping the country, and the party that has ruled Japan for decades may be on the way out.
Posted: August 28, 2009 10:15
As work leaves Russia, so do migrants
Many of the immigrants who came to Russia looking for work and better lives are currently suffering a dramatic reversal of fortune due to the hard hit Russia has taken from the recession.
Posted: August 27, 2009 12:07
Cheap fuel takes disastrous toll on Mozambique’s forests
Charcoal is a thriving industry in Mozambique, because it is cheap, easily accessible, easy to transport and burns longer than wood. But the growing demand for charcoal is placing increasing pressure on Mozambique's forests.
Posted: August 25, 2009 13:29
South Korea launches first rocket into space
South Korea has launched its first rocket, claiming that the test was for purely scientific and peaceful purposes. The launch comes at a time of thawing relations with the country's neighbor to the north.
Posted: August 25, 2009 10:29