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‘Drone porn’ develops a cult following on the internet

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‘Drone porn’ develops a cult following on the internet

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become increasingly central to America's wars, "drone porn" has taken the internet by storm with captivating aerial images of death and destruction. The Defense Department actually posts its drone attack footage on YouTube via public relations firm DVidsHub. Some of the videos have caught the attention of millions.

Posted: January 28, 2010 14:40   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Radio: North Korea’s Economic Catastrophe

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Worldfocus Radio: North Korea’s Economic Catastrophe

Martin Savidge hosts Barbara Demick of the LA Times and Leon Sigal of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project. They discuss North Korea's recent currency devaluation, how the state is closing underground markets, the grim economic reality for the North Korean people and the prospects of U.S. economic engagement with this rogue and isolated nation.

Posted: January 26, 2010 21:46   Comments: 3
U.N. aid worker recounts rescue after 5 days under rubble

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U.N. aid worker recounts rescue after 5 days under rubble

Jens Kristensen, a senior humanitarian officer with the UN's peacekeeping force in Haiti, survived for five days under the rubble of the UN headquarters. Since he was largely unharmed, Mr. Kristensen chose to stay in Haiti to help with the rescue mission. Listen to our interview with him from Port-au-Prince.

Posted: January 26, 2010 14:23   Comments: 0
Worldfocus Radio: Haiti and DR — Unequal Neighbors

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Worldfocus Radio: Haiti and DR — Unequal Neighbors

Martin Savidge hosts Marselha Gonçalves Margerin of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute to discuss these unequal neighbors. From racism and hate crimes to migration and increased trading, they examine the relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and the role of the U.S.

Posted: January 20, 2010 20:30   Comments: 25
Yemen’s UN ambassador calls al-Qaeda a ‘pestilence’

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Yemen’s UN ambassador calls al-Qaeda a ‘pestilence’

Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim interviews Abdullah Alsaidi, Yemen’s Ambassador to the U.N. They discuss Yemen's battle against al-Qaeda in light of its own internal difficulties, as well as the failed Christmas day bomb attempt by a Nigerian man who had lived in Yemen.

Posted: January 20, 2010 16:31   Comments: 3
China commits massive funds to future high-speed rail

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China commits massive funds to future high-speed rail

High-speed train travel is set to take over in China. New lines linking major cities are providing faster and faster routes. China has committed almost $300 billion over the next decade to build the planet's most expansive high-speed network. The world's fastest train covers the 664-mile Guangzhou-Wuhan trip in just three hours -- an average speed of 217 mph.

Posted: January 19, 2010 16:10   Comments: 6
In turbulent Israel-Palestine, Samaritans strive to do good

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In turbulent Israel-Palestine, Samaritans strive to do good

The Samaritan community, numbering around 740 people, is split between Holon, Israel, and Kiryat Luza, near Nablus in the West Bank. Neither Muslim nor Jewish, they have been in the Holy Land for over three millennia. Worldfocus spoke with Benyamin Tsedaka, editor of the Samaritan newspaper and chairman of the Samaritan Medal project.

Posted: January 19, 2010 15:46   Comments: 2
Worldfocus Radio: Yemen’s Multiple Wars

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Worldfocus Radio: Yemen’s Multiple Wars

Our weekly Worldfocus Radio show analyzes three different ongoing conflicts in Yemen: Houthis in the north, al-Qaeda militants and southern separatists. Martin Savidge hosts Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment and Sudarsan Raghavan of the Washington Post.

Posted: January 14, 2010 09:45   Comments: 2
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
U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

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U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.

Posted: January 6, 2010 14:46   Comments: 3

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