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Walkout at the UN conference on racism

Today, western delegates at a UN conference on racism walked out as Iran's president gave a speech describing Israel as a racist regime. The U.S. and eight other countries are boycotting the conference over concerns the meeting would single out Israel for criticism. The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Global Politics

Appeal ordered for imprisoned Iranian-American reporter

The head of Iran's judiciary today ordered what he called a quick and fair appeal for Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi. Saberi was sentenced this weekend to eight years in prison on charges of spying for the United States. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mansour Farhang, a professor of politics at Bennington College, and a former Iranian ambassador to the UN, about the case, and what it says about politics inside Iran.

Global Politics

Dissatisfaction with the ANC in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC) is widely expected to retain power in South Africa when voters go to the polls on Wednesday. But dissatisfaction with the ANC and its new leader, Jacob Zuma, is growing in some areas. In one corner of South Africa, the Western Cape, the ANC may actually lose. Rhoda Metcalfe reports from Cape Town.

Conflict & Justice

German lawyers to defend Somali pirates

A group of German lawyers seeks to defend nine Somali men accused of an attempted pirate attack on a German freighter. The alleged pirates are in custody in Kenya, where they face trial this week. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the German lawyers, Oliver Wallasch.