Surgery to help children born with congenital heart defects is common in the United States. But not in Russia. The World reports on one group, called Heart to Heart, that is trying to change that by sending medical missions to Russia.
Oscar-winning films 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Smile Pinki' focused on poverty in India. Some charities have already tapped into the films' popularity to steer donations to India's poor. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Hate crimes are apparently on the rise in Russia and some of the victims are African immigrants. Correspondent Jessica Golloher reports from a small center in eastern Moscow that provides them with treatment.
Greenpeace Switzerland held its annual Public Eye Awards in Davos, Switzerland this week. The award was set up to shame companies considered the Public Eye jury deemed environmentally irresponsible. Anchor Marco Werman has details.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Marc Garlasco, Senior Military Analyst at Human Rights Watch, who is in Gaza to study how the conflict there was fought -- on both sides. He's examining the human costs of war.
Human Rights Watch says Israel is using white phosphorous in the Gaza Strip. It's illegal under international law to use the chemical as a weapon against civilians. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mark Garlasco of Human Rights Watch.
How should the United Kingdom combat the violence that's raged across the country? British Prime Minister David Cameron says the country needs to learn a few lessons from America on how to fight gangs. Tio Hardiman, director of CeaseFire, joins us.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dutch journalist Linda Polman, author of "The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong with Humanitarian Aid?" Polman says Haiti is an example of a place where a lack of coordination has hampered aid distribution.
The ordeal for 19 Americans charged in Egypt with working for illegally-funded NGOs is over. But the political fallout from the case created lingers both in Egypt and abroad. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Cairo.
Jamaica is an extremely difficult place for gays and lesbians. Human Rights Watch says the country has an "epidemic" of homophobic violence. But there's reason to suggest that things might be getting a little better there for gay Jamaicans.
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