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UN promotes women's rights

A new agency at the United Nations aims to promote equality and women's rights. The surprise list of the board members includes Saudi Arabia, Libya and Congo. Philippe Bolopion, UN advocacy director for Human Rights Watch speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.


The currency wars

On the eve of the G20 summit in Seoul, Simon Johnson, professor at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chief for the International Monetary Fund, explains the issue.

Arts, Culture & Media

Symbolic meaning of poppies

The poppy has different symbolic meanings if you're in China or if you're in Britain. That made things somewhat awkward as members of the British government made a diplomatic visit to Beijing today. The World's Alex Gallafent explains.


Ukraine rewrites history books

Ukraine's new Russia-leaning government is re-writing history. It's put out a new curriculum and history textbooks that omit the Orange Revolution of 2004. Correspondent Brigid McCarthy has the story.