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Development & Education

How American fifth graders react when introduced to the concept of child marriages

The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Global Politics

India's Maoist insurgency

India is preparing to strike at Maoist rebels. The 40-year-long Maoist insurgency has claimed more than 600 lives just this year. The BBC's Tinku Ray traveled to a village that used to be under Maoist control but the government has taken it back.

Global Politics

New Delhi's electricity thieves

India's capital New Delhi has long suffered from a particular crime: electricity theft. But the private companies now running New Delhi's power plants have started to fight back. Reporter Elliot Hannon takes us on a power raid outside New Delhi.

Global Politics

North Korea's failing currency

The North Korean government recently knocked two zeros off its currency, the won. And it ordered citizens to turn in their old cash savings. The move caused panic and riots. Katy Clark talks with Marcus Noland who is an expert on North Korea's economy.

Global Politics

Terrorism in Russia

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sarah Mendelson, senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Russia and Eurasia Program in Washington, about today's bomb blasts in Moscow and the issue of terrorism within Russia.

Conflict & Justice

Bangkok under curfew

Bangkok is under curfew after a long day of violence between 'Red Shirt' protesters and Thai authorities. Marco Werman gets the latest from Ron Corben, an independent journalist who's been based in Bangkok for twenty years.