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Lifestyle & Belief

An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in America

In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.

The World - Episode 20071105 - America's foreign policy dilemma

Political instability in Pakistan poses a foreign policy challenge for the United States. On the one hand, Washington wants Pakistan to move toward democracy. But the Bush Adminstration also relies heavily on cooperation from Pakistani President Musharraf in the fight against extremism in the region. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with James Traub, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.

Fifth anniversary of Iraq War

President Bush spoke at the Pentagon today to mark the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from a Baghdad native, Ghaith Abdul Ahad, who reports for the British newspaper, The Guardian.

Sports

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is the British isle of Jersey. The island is now hosting a major international cricket tournament. Reporter Laura Lynch profiles the Afghan cricket team. It's the first time Afghanistan has had a national cricket team in competition.

Conflict & Justice

Questions about illegal arms deals

The U.S. ambassador to Albania may face questions from Congress over an illegal arms deal, and another U.S. diplomat alleges that the ambassador tried to cover up the deal, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the details from Eric Schmitt of the New York Times.