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Conflict & Justice

Afghanistan's contested election

Afghan election returns released on Tuesday pointed to a first-round victory for incumbent president Hamid Karzai. But the results were immediately questioned as a U.N.-backed watchdog agency said it had found �clear and convincing evidence of fraud�.

Global Politics

Pakistan suicide attack

A suicide bomber has attacked the UN World Food Program offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing five people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal, who was friends with those who lost their lives.

Global Politics

Tensions in Northern Afghanistan

The re-election of President Hamid Karzai is raising tensions in several provinces. One flashpoint is Balkh province where the Governor may take up arms against Karzai. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Jean Mackenzie, Kabul correspondent for the Global Post.

Charlie Wilson obituary

Anchor Marco Werman remembers Charlie Wilson, the former Texas Congressman who died yesterday. The Congressman's efforts to increase US support for Afghan rebels in the 1980's were the focus of the film ?Charlie Wilson's War.?

Global Politics

Attacks in Kabul

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Dion Nissenbaum in Kabul, where militants today attacked guesthouses used by foreigners in the heart of the Afghan capital. At least 17 people were killed.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cleaning up Mount Everest

A team of Sherpas is gearing up to ascend Everest to remove thousands of pounds of garbage from elevations known as the ?death zone.' The group may also recover the remains of climbers who died. The BBC's Joanna Jolly speaks with anchor Marco Werman.