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Obama's next pick

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano appears to be the frontrunner for the job of secretary of homeland security in Barack Obama's administration. The World's Matthew Bell reports on what that might signal about the incoming administration's agenda.

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Orange revolution struggles

Saturday marks the 4th anniversary of the start of Ukraine's Orange Revolution. The promise was Western-style democracy. But Ukrainians are losing confidence in that democracy and the leaders that helped usher it in.

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South Africa's ruling party splits

It's been fourteen years since the African National Congress took power in South Africa under the leadership of Nelson Mandela. But now a split within its ranks has become an outright rebellion - and it could reshape the nation's political landscape.

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Gates stays on

The organizational chart for Barack Obama's national security team is starting to take shape. And it appears to be heavier on "experience" than "change." The World's Matthew Bell reports.

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Obama's torture dilemma

Another issue facing the incoming Obama Administration is what to do about Bush Administration interrogation policies and whether to investigate alleged abuses. One option is a truth commission. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.