Japan's parliament is considering letting ?permanent foreign residents? vote in local elections. It's a politically sensitive issue and, as Akiko Fujita reports, the bill has sparked a fierce public debate.
The earthquake in Haiti was recently blamed on a ?pact with the devil'. Anthropologists say the claim has a long history, going back to centuries-old misrepresentations of Haitian vodou. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
President Obama's self-imposed deadline for closing the controversial detention operation at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is this Friday. He's already acknowledged he won't meet that deadline. The World's Katy Clark finds out how people there are preparing.
New questions are being raised about the deaths of three Guantanamo prisoners in 2006. The US military said the three detainees took their own lives. But attorney Scott Horton says the prisoners were murdered. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.
The election of an anti-cap & trade Republican to fill the seat of the late Senator Ted Kennedy is clouding prospects for a climate bill in the Senate. That makes prospects for strong global action on climate change even murkier. Peter Thomson reports.
Many Africans were euphoric over the inauguration of President Obama. On his visit to Accra last year, the President said ?great days lie ahead for Ghana.? Now some Ghanaians say they're still waiting to see whether the President can improve their lives.
Israel is prepared to hand the northern section of a divided village on the Lebanon border over to United Nations forces. But people in the town aren't happy about it. They say they're part of Syria. Aaron Schachter reports from the village of Ghajar.