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?"

Global Politics

Iran's population plan

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce says women all over the world are consciously chosing to have fewer kids, including Iran. Now Iran has a plan to boost its population. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Lifestyle & Belief

Sufi music in New York

Pakistan sent famous Sufi musicians to the United States. The idea is to portray the 'true face of Sufi Islam' to an audience that often sees Pakistan as a haven for terrorists. Madiha Tahir has today's Global Hit.