In Ireland, survivors of abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy have called upon several Irish church leaders to resign, but many have refused to do so. Today, 24 Irish bishops are in Rome meeting with the Pope, trying to figure out how to respond to the victims' demands. Alan Fisher of Al Jazeera English speaks to some of Ireland's abuse survivors.
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Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the fallout continues from the financial woes of Dubai World; an Irish report finds evidence of a church cover-up of abuse; and Cuba stages its first military exercises in 5 years.
In Ireland, voters have backed a European Union treaty that streamlines the future workings of the 27-nation bloc. Irish journalist Niall Stanage discusses the reversal in course and the implications for Europe and the U.S.
As the tributes to late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy continue, nowhere beyond the U.S. is his death reverberating more than in Ireland. Author Malachy McCourt discuss why Kennedy and his family resonated with the Irish.
Following two attacks by Irish Republican Army splinter groups this week, Northern Ireland is on edge, fearing a return to the "Troubles" -- the three decades of violence that killed more than 3,300 people.
It goes by many names -- Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day and even Independence Day in some countries -- but every November, nations around the world commemorate those who have served in the the military and particularly in World War I.