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Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

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Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

In Jamaica, anti-sodomy laws are still punishable for up to 12 years in prison. And society is not ready to tolerate openly gay lifestyles. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the dark side of Jamaica's anti-gay violence and attitudes and explore the ideological beliefs that perpetuate a culture of homophobia.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:29   Comments: 13
Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

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Taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:29   Comments: 20
Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

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Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

Correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer report from the Philippines where there are more newspapers in print, more points of view and more influence in broadcast journalism than ever before. But since People Power in 1986, more than 70 journalists have been murdered.

Posted: November 3, 2009 17:56   Comments: 4
Love-hate feelings complicate U.S.-Philippines relationship

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Love-hate feelings complicate U.S.-Philippines relationship

From 50 years of American colonial rule to the emigration of Filipino nurses and a love of basketball, Correspondent Mark Litke and Producer Ara Ayer report on the unique historical relationship between the U.S. and Philippines from Manila.

Posted: November 2, 2009 18:20   Comments: 2
Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

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Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

Correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers report on how traditional religion and modern democracy are trying to coexist in Turkey, where growing religious groups are championing Islam's ethical and moral values. Secular critics are branding these religious groups as fundamentalist.

Posted: October 21, 2009 16:11   Comments: 28
Canada avoids bank bailout, but feels U.S. financial woes

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Canada avoids bank bailout, but feels U.S. financial woes

The prudent stewardship of Canadian banks in avoiding risky loans meant that they never required a government bailout. But the U.S.'s economic woes are spilling across the border and affecting Canadian big business. Canadians are blaming their own government and clamoring for help.

Posted: October 14, 2009 15:45   Comments: 3
Chile squirrels away copper fortunes and spends prudently

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Chile squirrels away copper fortunes and spends prudently

Correspondent Edie Magnus reports on how the Chilean government has prudently managed its windfall copper profits. Chile is now financing public works projects, creating jobs and doling out cash stipends to the poor.

Posted: October 13, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

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Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

UNICEF estimates that one billion children live in poverty -- almost every second child in the world. The Philippines can be seen as a microcosm of the problem, with children driven to the streets. One man -- a former child of the streets himself -- is trying to help.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:25   Comments: 25
Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

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Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

Israel's robust film industry is funded primarily with state grants, even though the themes can be highly critical of the government and at odds with conventional Israeli values. Many films explore issues from recent Israeli military history.

Posted: September 29, 2009 14:29   Comments: 3
Former U.S. bases in the Philippines transform and thrive

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Former U.S. bases in the Philippines transform and thrive

The American troop presence in the Philippines is tiny compared to what it was before two major U.S. military bases closed down almost two decades ago. In the years since, a stunning transformation has taken place, turning those bases from the ash heap of history into thriving economic enterprises.

Posted: September 28, 2009 13:21   Comments: 5

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