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Month of January , 2008
Iraqi awakening under fire (4:30) January 7, 2008permalink
Some moderate Iraqi Sunnis who used to sympathize with "al Qaeda in Iraq" have now turned against the group. These Sunnis have formed a group of their own, called the "Awakening Movement." Now the "Awakening Movement" itself may be coming under fire. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the story from the BBC's Humphrey Hawksley.
Military recruiting in Britain (3:30) January 7, 2008permalink
A new study says that military recruitment ads in Britain use too much glamour and not enough reality. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
Pakistani views on US presidential race (4:30) January 7, 2008permalink
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on how Pakistanis view the US presidential race. Many Pakistani say the US vote in November will impact their country because the United States has a lot to do with what happens in Pakistan.
Former Liberian president on trial (3:30) January 7, 2008permalink
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Mark Doyle about the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor. The trial focuses on Taylor's support for rebels who waged a brutal campaign in neighboring Sierra Leone.
Liberia repatriation dilemma (4:45) January 7, 2008permalink
Darrell Harvey reports on a lingering refugee crisis in Africa. At the heart of the crisis are Liberian refugees who fled the country's civil war and settled in camps across West Africa. Many of them don't want to return home, hoping to be allowed into the United States or Europe.
President Bush and the Middle East peace talks (4:00) January 7, 2008permalink
The World's Quil Lawrence reports on what Palestinians in the West Bank are saying ahead of President Bush's visit to the Middle East later this week. Tomorrow, Quil will report on how Israelis are viewing the planned trip.
Istanbul, part 1: Melancholy and Opportunity (6:30) January 7, 2008permalink
The World's Alex Gallafent takes us on a guided tour of Istanbul, Turkey this week. Today, Alex focuses on how Istanbul residents identify with the city's storied and glorious past -- while trying to move the ancient city into the future.
Today's answer is Switzerland, where at least a third of the population skis or snowboards. The number of accidents on the slopes is on the rise...and insurance companies want to reverse that trend. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Claudio Casparis -- he's a skiing accident expert with the Swiss Accident Insurance agency.
Georgia re-elects president (2:30) January 7, 2008permalink
Reporter Matthew Brunwasser reports on results from a presidential election in Georgia. Incumbent president Mikheil Saakashvili, has claimed re-election victory. But opposition parties haven't accepted the results.