For the Iraqi people, life might be less dangerous now than it was at the height of the insurgency. But it's still a daily challenge. Reporter Farnaz Fassihi covered Iraq for the Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2006. Fassihi has since written a book about her experiences reporting from Baghdad. It's called, "Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq." She speaks with host Lisa Mullins.
The entire Afghan Senate walked out in protest today over the high number of civilians killed by US air strikes. US commanders in Afghanistan are aware this is a crucial issue in their battle for hearts and minds in that country. But that doesn't make it an easy problem to solve. The World's Quil Lawrence reports from northeastern Afghanistan.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on concerns about the safety of infant formula produced in China. Two infants have died and hundreds became ill after drinking tainted formula produced by a Chinese state-run company.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Martin Weale, Director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research in Britain, to find out what the financial disturbances mean for the average person in Europe.
Today on The World: More on the Wall Street crisis and its impact on world markets, Also, new concerns about the safety of infant milk formula produced in China; Plus, why singer Dan Zanes learned Spanish for his latest CD.