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Global Politics

Rape as a weapon of war

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to tackle a particularly disturbing tactic of war this week: the use of rape as a weapon. Jeb Sharp talks with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, the UN's development agency for women.

Business, Finance & Economics

Swine Flu Hits Africa

The World's Andrea Crossan reports from Nairobi on worries over the swine flu hitting Africa. Just under 10 cases have been confirmed in sub-Sarahan Africa. But health experts are concerned about the disease spreading in the continent's crowded slums.

Global Politics

Flu vaccine overstock

After this year's rush to stock up on the H1N1 vaccine some countries are now trying to unload millions of stockpiled doses. Governments are being criticized for overreacting and overspending against the disease. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Global Politics

US Navy hospital ship helping Haitians

The US is sending another 4,000 Navy sailors and Marines to Haiti for earthquake relief. The Pentagon reported on Wednesday that the Navy hospital ship Comfort, had received its first Haitian patients. WAMU reporter Sabri Ben-Achour sent this report.

Arts, Culture & Media

The life of Dr. William Close

We remember the late Doctor William Close who passed away last month. He was the father of actress Glenn Close, and once the personal doctor of the president of Zaire. While there he worked to stop the first Ebola epidemic in Zaire. Anchor Marco Werman talks to a friend and colleague of Dr. Close, Dr. Joel Breman, of the National Institutes of Health.