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Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi the director of a documentary film that focuses on Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour and his controversial 2004 album "Egypt."

Conflict & Justice

The CNN of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is gearing up for a presidential election next week. And Afghanistan's Tolo TV will be on the scene with CNN-style coverage. They will have reporters on the scene and exit polling. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Global Politics

Global Hit

The US hip-hop group, the Black Eyed Peas, are scheduled to perform in Malaysia next month�but the country's Muslims are being told they can't attend. Islamic leaders say it would violate Islamic law. The BBC's Robin Brant has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Dancing boys of Afghanistan

An ancient tradition banned by the Taliban is now experiencing a comeback in Afghanistan. It's the practice of bacha bazi or boy for play'. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ghaith Abdul Ahad, who wrote about �bacha bazi' for The Guardian newspaper.

Global Politics

Deployed in Afghanistan

Britain will send 500 more forces personnel to Afghanistan but only if key conditions are met says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. We speak with two veterans of the war in Afghanistan � one British, and one American in today's show.

Global Politics

Afghanistan attacks

A controversial former Afghan warlord Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, now a member of the Afghan parliament, has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt which killed at least five of his bodyguards, police say.

Conflict & Justice

Rebuilding Beirut's synagogue

The Jewish community in Beirut is centuries old. But few Jewish people remain, and the main synagogue was destroyed by fighting during Lebanon's civil war. Some of the country's remaining Jewish citizens are trying to rebuild the synagogue and their community. Ben Gilbert recently paid a visit to the synagogue and sent this report.