Laura Lynch

Global Politics

UN Monitors Close to Violence in Syria

Syrian government forces reportedly opened fire on a crowd in a northern town that was being visited by UN monitors on Tuesday. Several people were killed. The UN also said that vehicles in the observers' convoy were also damaged during the visit.

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The World's Laura Lynch profiles pop singer Henry Olonga. He's a former cricket star from Zimbabwe, but a single act of defiance against the government there ended his career and sent him into exile in London. Now he's fighting back with music.

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Disgraced British bank chief won't give up pension

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is threatening legal action against the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Fred Goodwin, to get back part of a multi-million dollar pension payout he gained despite nearly running the bank into the ground. Goodwin's recently bailed-out bank reported losses of nearly 35 billion dollars -- the largest loss in British corporate history. The World's Laura Lynch has the latest.

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The World's Laura Lynch takes us to a pub in Dublin, Ireland, that's gone back to basics. Gone are the pool tables, televisions, and speakers turned up too loud. Patrons instead can enjoy their favorite brew with some old-fashioned entertainment -- local musicians playing traditional music.