South Asia

Conflict & Justice

'For less than a dollar, you can [buy] a liter of acid and basically destroy someone's life'

Almost 10 years ago, a young Pakistani woman was held down by her mother-in-law while her husband and father-in-law threw acid on her. Some 150 operations later, Bushra Shafi is working as a beautician in a hair salon in Lahore, started by a hairdresser who was moved to help victims of acid attacks when one of them came into her salon and asked simply: "Can you make me beautiful again?"

Conflict & Justice

'For less than a dollar, you can [buy] a liter of acid and basically destroy someone's life'

Almost 10 years ago, a young Pakistani woman was held down by her mother-in-law while her husband and father-in-law threw acid on her. Some 150 operations later, Bushra Shafi is working as a beautician in a hair salon in Lahore, started by a hairdresser who was moved to help victims of acid attacks when one of them came into her salon and asked simply: "Can you make me beautiful again?"

Afghanistan's drug problem

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Schweich, a former US anti-narcotics official, who says a mixture of Western obstruction and Afghan corruption has allowed the Taliban to secure support and funding from Afghanistan's growing poppy trade.

Sports

Geo Answer

Today's answer is Kazakhstan. Lance Armstrong announced today he'll be returning to the cycling world as part of Kazakhstan's Team Astana. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Daniel Benson, managing editor at cyclingnews.com

Conflict & Justice

India tightens security

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Tinku Ray about India's announcement today that it's overhauling its security system. The move is in reaction to public criticism of the government for its failure to prevent the Mumbai attacks.

Global Politics

A plan for Afghanistan

What to do about Afghanistan? That's a top priority for the Obama Administration. The Senate foreign relations committee today put together a panel of experts to address the question. And The World's Matthew Bell listened in.