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Obama's plan for cyber safety

Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports on President Obama's plans for protecting the nation's computer networks from cyber-criminals. Today, Mr. Obama announced the creation of a new White House Office of Cyber Security.

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What's a pandemic

The World's Katy Clark reports on confusion surrounding what exactly constitutes a pandemic. The debate is sparked by the spread of the swine flu in Australia. The World Health Organization has stopped short of declaring a pandemic.

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Swine flu hits high up in Canada

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with CBC reporter Patricia Bell about an outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population in the Canadian territory Nunavut. Bell herself is a suspected flu case and is under quarantine in Nunavut's territorial capital

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Twitter's role in Iran protests

Tens of thousands of Iranians marched in the streets of Tehran today, despite a government crackdown on protests and the news media. The World's Alex Gallafent explores the role played by the social networking site Twitter in the ongoing protests in Iran.

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The BBC's Persian channel

The Iranian government has clamped down on foreign media coverage. But it's particularly targeting the BBC's new Persian language TV channel. The World's Laura Lynch looks at why the satellite station is so influential.