South Asia

Conflict & Justice

A Trinidadian immigrant reflects on her hometown of Ferguson, Missouri

Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria immigrated to the US from Trinidad 15 years ago. She settled in Ferguson, Missouri, and says she's seen the town's diversity transform. Right now, Anklesaria is teaming up with other members of the community to highlight the positive side of the small Missouri town, but she says as an immigrant, she still sees racial divisions in the US.

Sports

Afghan Olympians

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Kabul on two of Afghanistan's four Olympic representatives in Beijing: the two are Tae Kwan Do athletes, and they're hoping to win Afghanistan its first-ever Olympic medal.

Arts, Culture & Media

Domestic abuse law in India

A law in India protects women from domestic abuse, and supporters say the law is desperately needed, but critics say the law is often abused to punish innocent men and their extended families. Reporter Larry Schooler has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Afghan senate protests civilian deaths

The entire Afghan Senate walked out in protest today over the high number of civilians killed by US air strikes. US commanders in Afghanistan are aware this is a crucial issue in their battle for hearts and minds in that country. But that doesn't make it an easy problem to solve. The World's Quil Lawrence reports.

Health & Medicine

Medics in Afghanistan

American casualties are on the rise in Afghanistan. That's putting U.S. military doctors and nurses to the test. We hear from chief nurse Major Keni Harriman, who works at a front line surgical hospital in Afghanistan.