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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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The world of African music is still honoring a man who died 20 years ago this week. Francois Luambo Makiadi � or Franco � the King of Congolese rumba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Afropop Worldwide's Banning Eyre.

Health & Medicine

Change of plans

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us how the swine flu outbreak in Mexico is affecting three very different people: A restaurant manager in Mexico City, a man who is about to be married in North Carolina and a race car team leader from Ireland.

Health & Medicine

Where did the H1N1 flu start?

A new study out of Imperial College London says the swine flu or H1N1 virus originating in the village of La Gloria in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the lead author of the study, Dr. Christopher Fraser.

Conflict & Justice

HIV positive soldiers

South Africa's military is now allowing HIV positive soldiers to be promoted and to serve in foreign deployments. In the U.S., those already in the military who test positive can continue to serve. From PRI's 'The World.'

Global Politics

Paying to change behavior

Two new AIDS studies suggest that there's a way to enocurage people to avoid the risky behavior that helps spread HIV. It involves paying them. Marco Werman gets details from the World Bank's David Wilson, who is at the International AIDS Conference.