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The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

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The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

The Worldfocus newsroom celebrates the end of the decade with a look at some of the smartest ideas worldwide. We produced an eclectic list of ten innovative solutions to social and political problems. View a slideshow of the winners -- from Bangladesh and Bhutan to Guyana and Rwanda.

Posted: December 30, 2009 19:20   Comments: 0
Israel thrives as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East

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Israel thrives as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East

The high-tech industry has become the backbone of Israel's economy with 46 percent of exports coming from the industrial high tech sector. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel takes a look at the businesses and entrepreneurial players of the Middle East's Silicon Valley.

Posted: November 17, 2009 18:06   Comments: 10
Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

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Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.

Posted: October 2, 2009 14:16   Comments: 1
Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

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Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

Pop culture is thriving in Iran, from music and movies to poetry and books. Iranian authorities do all they can to control what Iranian citizens see and hear. But technology is making that virtually impossible.

Posted: September 30, 2009 14:03   Comments: 7
Israel unveils miniature spy plane

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Israel unveils miniature spy plane

As Israel prepares for possible future wars, the country has unveiled its latest weapon -- a miniature spy plane that can be launched almost as easily as a model airplane in a field. But this is no toy, and has already seen action in two major war zones.

Posted: August 6, 2009 13:30   Comments: 29
Ghana’s capital city blossoms with shops, cell phones

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Ghana’s capital city blossoms with shops, cell phones

Accra, the capital city of Ghana, was host to U.S. President Barack Obama's recent trip to Africa, during which he warned African nations they need to take care of themselves. A Worldfocus contributing blogger visited Accra and describes how the city has improved over the past decade.

Posted: July 21, 2009 13:45   Comments: 1
Space race widens to include China, India and Japan

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Space race widens to include China, India and Japan

On Monday, the United States celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first moon walk. Since 1969, the space race has widened to include countries such as China, India and Japan. Asif Siddiqi of Fordham University discusses the future of space exploration for the international community.

Posted: July 20, 2009 13:24   Comments: 0
North Korea suspected in cyber attack on U.S., South Korea

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North Korea suspected in cyber attack on U.S., South Korea

North Korea is being implicated in a cyber attack over the July 4 weekend. The attack brought down several major American and South Korean Web sites at least temporarily. Keith Epstein of BusinessWeek discusses who is behind the cyber attacks and what the consequences will be.

Posted: July 8, 2009 12:40   Comments: 1
Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

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Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

Worldfocus producer Ara Ayer reported on a signature series from the Baltics and writes about those nations' efforts to retain their national and cultural identities, even as the global economic crisis looms and Russia reemerges as a world power.

Posted: April 9, 2009 12:07   Comments: 4
Estonia’s Internet guru Linnar Viik shares cyber strategy

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Estonia’s Internet guru Linnar Viik shares cyber strategy

Estonian Internet guru Linnar Viik explains his country's success and comments on 2007's cyber attack, when hackers tried to take down the most wired country in Europe.

Posted: April 8, 2009 07:07   Comments: 0

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