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Hope for Haiti?

The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.

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Anniversary of 7-7 London bombings

It's been five years since suicide bombers attacked three subway cars and a bus in London. The London-based Centre for Social Cohesion analysed information about Islamists on British soil. The lead author, Robin Simcox, speaks with anchor Marco Werman.

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Peepli Live

The Hindi film Peepli Live is about two brothers in the heart of rural India who seek the help of a local politician because of fears they will lose their farm. The politician mocks them. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks to the film's producer Aamir Khan.

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Car bombs mar Nigerian Independence Day

Police officials in Nigeria say two car bombs killed at least 8 people in the capital, Abuja. The bombings marred celebrations in Nigeria marking 50 years of independence from Britain. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Komla Dumor in Abuja.

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Israeli growers on strike

Many farms rely on foreigners to do back-breaking, low-paying jobs. In Israel, that means importing farm workers from Thailand but the Israeli government now limits the number of guest workers. Israeli growers are protesting. Matthew Bell reports.