The 21st Olympic Winter Games kick off Friday in Vancouver with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron and the parade of nations, but hours before the opening ceremonies, Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed during a training run. Jeffrey Brown speaks with USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan in Vancouver. Continue reading
Giving birth holds deadly risks for mothers in Tanzania, where on average one woman and six infants die each hour from preventable, birth-related complications. Continue reading
British conductor Sir Edward Downes ended his life last week at the age of 85, alongside his wife Joan, 74, in Switzerland. He had not been ill (though his daughter reported he was nearly blind and deaf), but Lady Downes had been suffering from terminal cancer. After 54 years of marriage, the couple had decided to die together, in front of their two children, at a Zurich assisted-suicide clinic.
In her latest report from Russia, Margaret Warner takes a look at the health and well-being of the Russian people, including the low life expectancy for adult males. Continue reading
Ray Suarez and analysts discuss U.S. and NATO efforts to minimize collateral damage during airstrikes in Afghanistan. Continue reading
Ray Suarez reports on tensions over civilian casualties resulting from U.S. and NATO airstrikes in the war in Afghanistan. Continue reading
New cases of the H1N1 Flu virus continue to spread slowly in the U.S., with the number of confirmed cases at 141 in 19 states on Friday. Margaret Warner reports on efforts to halt the virus’s spread both in the U.S. and Mexico City, which was largely closed down for most of the week. Continue reading