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Obama's plan for cyber safety

Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports on President Obama's plans for protecting the nation's computer networks from cyber-criminals. Today, Mr. Obama announced the creation of a new White House Office of Cyber Security.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cantonese: a Dialect in Peril?

In official China, Mandarin is favored over all other dialects. That has had a knock-on effect here in the US, where Cantonese used to be the dominant Chinese language. Reporter Nina Porzucki reports from New York on how Cantonese is faring.

Conflict & Justice

Europe slow to react

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt.

Conflict & Justice

What's a pandemic

The World's Katy Clark reports on confusion surrounding what exactly constitutes a pandemic. The debate is sparked by the spread of the swine flu in Australia. The World Health Organization has stopped short of declaring a pandemic.

Conflict & Justice

Twitter's role in Iran protests

Tens of thousands of Iranians marched in the streets of Tehran today, despite a government crackdown on protests and the news media. The World's Alex Gallafent explores the role played by the social networking site Twitter in the ongoing protests in Iran.

Politics

Flagging US support for Afghanistan

President Obama has put Afghanistan at the top of his foreign policy agenda. But polls suggest that many Americans don't share the President's view. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Andrew Exum at the Center for a New American Security.