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Haiti struggles to rebuild infrastructure

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $2.8 billion in emergency funds to help post-earthquake reconstruction in Haiti. There was a heavy toll on the infrastructure such as the nation's postal service. Now mailmen are back. Amy Bracken reports.

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US Afghanistan commander fired

The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Barack Obama after he criticized leading administration officials. Jeb Sharp talks with Scott Wilson, White House Reporter for the Washington Post.

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Iran releases American hiker Sarah Shourd

President Barack Obama has welcomed Iran's release of American Sarah Shourd and said he remained hopeful that Tehran would demonstrate �renewed compassion� by freeing her companions. Lisa Mullins talks with Iran expert Haleh Esfandiari.

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Taliban threaten Afghan elections

Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. GlobalPost.com correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.

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Obama urges support for Mideast talks

President Barack Obama has urged fellow world leaders to support Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations currently under way. He was speaking at the 65th UN General Assembly at the organization's New York headquarters. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

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Obama condemns Ahmadinejad's 9/11 remarks

President Barack Obama has described as 'hateful' and 'offensive' the claim by President Ahmadinejad that most people believed the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. Mr Obama was speaking exclusively to BBC Persian television. Jeb Sharp reports.

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Obama's commercial goals in India

President Obama is heading to India this week to help US companies. India is also an important strategic ally. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Robert Kaplan, aithor of �Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of the American Power.�

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Obama to address Muslim world from Indonesia

President Obama is in Indonesia today, home of the world's most populous Muslim nation. Tomorrow the President will address the Muslim world at an Indonesian university and reporter Julia Simon reports that there is much anticipation about the same.