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Conditions in Haiti still desperate'

It's ten months since a powerful earthquake struck Haiti. Conditions for many are still desperate. Violence, particularly against women, is on the rise. These are the findings of a report by Refugees International. Lisa Mullins talks with Melanie Teff.

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Resorting to prostitution in Haiti

The World's Amy Bracken speaks with a number of women in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, who say that in the aftermath of the earthquake, they've been forced to resort to a job they never imagined doing � prostitution.

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Archbishop Tutu retires

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu is stepping down from public life today. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the daughter of the man described as �the conscience of South Africa� about what her famous father will do now.

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De-baptism' on the rise in Belgium

The Catholic Church in Belgium faces revelations of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests. For many Catholics, the report was the last straw. Many are going so far as to formally leave in a process called �de-baptism.� Clark Boyd reports.

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Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Amherst College professor of Latin American and Latino culture, Ilan Stavans about Vargas Llosa's life and work.

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Iraqis still want US help in Anbar

Correspondent Susannah George visits Iraq's Anbar Province, once the most dangerous place for US troops in Iraq. Today, US forces are getting ready to withdraw, but some Iraqis there don't want the Americans to leave.

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Sludge spill in Hungary

The BBC's Nick Thorpe is in Kolontar, in Hungary, where caustic sludge broke through a waste reservoir at an alumina plant and appears to be headed toward the Danube River. The event is being called Europe's worst environmental disaster in decades.

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Acai no panacea in Brazil

The Amazonian berry known as a�a� is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Proponents tout its unsubstantiated health benefits. But the berry has a very different reputation back in Brazil. Reporter Kelley Weiss reports.