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Your World in Focus 10: Malnutrition in India

Hunger is one of the most urgent human rights issues of our time. It affects millions around the world, even in countries that are experiencing extraordinary economic growth during these tough economic times.
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Countries place cap on global temperature rise at Copenhagen

The developed world went through its industrial revolution with little regard for the environment, as it was not seen as a factor in those days. Now, as countries like India and China revolutionize, developed countries like Canada are demanding that they take action first?
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Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ law may be amended

Under pressure from millions around the world, Ugandan officials are considering amending their proposed "anti-gay" bill that would, if passed, call for the death penalty or life imprisonment to those found to engage in homosexual behavior after being diagnosed with HIV.
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Your World in Focus 7: World Aids Day

http://blastmagazine.com/files/podcasts/Your World in Focus 7 Aids.mp3Yesterday was World Aids Day. A day we set aside to remember those who have perished as a result of the disease, and a day we use to honor t...
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Your World in Focus 6: The children

http://blastmagazine.com/files/podcasts/Your%20World%20in%20Focus%206%20The%20Children.mp3On November 20 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. Every year ...
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Bravo network taped state dinner party crashers

It's been confirmed: TV cameras from the cable network Bravo were following and documenting Tareq and Michaele Salahi as they crashed the Obama Administration's inaugural White House state dinner Tuesday, the NY Times reports.
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Your World in Focus 3: Food Banks

http://blastmagazine.com/files/podcasts/Terra 3 Food Banks.mp3TORONTO -- Here is the third edition of the Terra Podcast, where Blast's world news reporter Sachin Seth visits a food bank and learns about the peo...
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Abdullah demands Karzai sack electoral officer over corruption

If your country went through an outrageously corrupt election that was exposed by an "impartial" governing body, you'd think as president you'd have the balls to sack the chief of your electoral commission, especially after agreeing to a run-off election with your main opponent.
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Palestinian Authority demands UN punish Israel for Gaza war crimes

The Palestinian Authority is urging the UN to reprimand Israel for the grave violations of international and human rights law it committed during the Gaza war in the winter of 2008. The Palestinians previously, by influence of the U.S., decided to defer action on the UN report that incriminated them as well.
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Barack Obama: A visionary’s choice for Nobel Peace Prize

And then there's the victor, Barack Obama, a Harvard law school graduate, community organizer, civil rights lawyer, law professor, junior senator and president of the most "powerful" country in the world. A stunning resume, but where are the accomplishments? The peace work, the advocacy, the results?
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Louvre returns relics to Egypt

The famed Louvre museum quickly resolved its quarrel with Egypt yesterday by agreeing to return the steles Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass accused them of purchasing on the black market, the New York Times reports.