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Global Politics

Inside Hezbollah

Iranian President Ahmadinejad was on a two-day trip to Lebanon, touring its southern border. It was seen as a show of support for the militant group Hezbollah. Marco Werman talks with journalist Thanassis Cambanis, the author of �A Privilege to Die'

Global Scan

Even Mandela meets his heroes in heaven

One of Nelson Mandela's own heroes, boxer Baby Jake Matlala, died just two days after the former South African president. While those two may be meeting in heaven, down here, people are analyzing Mandela's memorial service — from Obama's handshake with Castro to a man who pretended to interpret the ceremony for the deaf. And China tries a positive spin on its pollution, all in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Beirut refugees

Many people who live in Beirut have fled to the mountains outside the city, and The World's Aaron Schachter reports on how hotels and restaurants in that area are dealing with the influx.

Global Politics

Mideast avoids financial crisis

The Middle East has so far seemed to escape the financial crisis plaguing the rest of the world. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, this is in large part due to inherent wariness and a banking and real estate boom of its own.