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  • October 7, 2013  

    The U.S. military completed two raids in North Africa over the weekend. Abu Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaida leader wanted for his involvement in the 1998 embassy bombings, is being interrogated after being nabbed in Tripoli, Libya. Meanwhile, Navy Seals unsuccessfully sought a leader of Al-Shabab in Somalia. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2013  

    Most of the world is polio-free, but not in Pakistan, where setbacks have hampered efforts to eradicate the virus. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how health workers are working to reverse perceptions created by religious extremists and fight public indifference. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2013  

    12 years after the so-called ‘war on terror’ began in 2001, an estimated 55-60,000 American troops remain in Afghanistan. The Obama Administration has said all American combat forces will be pulled from Afghanistan by the end of next year. New York Times foreign correspondent Matthew Rosenberg reports from Kabul via Skype. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2013  

    Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Bronwyn Bruton joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to give us a closer look at the worrying evolution of Islamic militancy across the African continent. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2013   BY  

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says American forces have captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya who is linked to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in east Africa. The official identifies the leader as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his … Continue reading

  • NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
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    In these images from the October 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Marcus Bleasdale documents child labor in camps that extract not blood diamonds, but tin, tungsten and tantalum — minerals used in electronic products. © Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic. Continue reading

  • NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    October 5, 2013  

    National Geographic photographer Marcus Bleasdale finds beauty in trauma. His work in the Congo is featured in the magazine’s 125th anniversary issue. “The Price of Precious” documents child labor in camps that extract not blood diamonds, but tin, tungsten and tantalum–minerals used in electronic products. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2013   BY  

    Tropical Storm Karen expected to hit northern Gulf Coast: http://t.co/ZlshvL5tWy -NS — The Associated Press (@AP) October 4, 2013

  • October 4, 2013   BY  

    Photo by Flickr user Gene Wilburn It may only be October, but a severe snowstorm has already buffeted Wyoming and South Dakota and threatens the rest of the Midwest Friday. This unseasonably early snow is strong with almost three feet … Continue reading

  • October 4, 2013   BY  

    Photo by Flickr user Prachatai Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who confounded and humiliated both the French and American armies, is dead at 102. Nicknamed “red Napolean,” Vo Nguyen Giap was Vietnam’s greatest living military hero, world famous for … Continue reading