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Global Politics

US policy options for Somalia

President Obama made his first public remarks about the rescue of cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from pirates this weekend. But the president was quiet on the subject of broader U-S policy toward Somalia. The World's Jeb Sharp has more.

Global Politics

The piracy problem

The pirates of Somalia are carrying out more and more high-seas hijackings of ships heading for the Gulf of Aden. That's despite an armada of warships. Marco Werman talks with Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times about the piracy problem.

Global Politics

An unlikely hero

It has been two weeks since a British couple was released by pirates after being held hostage for more than a year. But now are we learning about the role of a Somali refugee played in the securing the couple's freedom. The World's Laura Lynch has more.

Global Scan

Canada will send an experimental Ebola vaccine to Africa

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has challenged health workers and scientists, because there is no vaccine. But an experimental vaccine from Canada has been offered up to potentially help 1,000 people. But who gets it? Meanwhile, a French community south of Paris is sticking by an old and hateful name. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

U.S. policy in Somalia

The World's Jeb Sharp reports on the factors influencing United States policy in Somalia. Critics say attacks like the one in Somalia today may undermine efforts to forge a peace deal there.