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  • August 18, 2010   BY News Desk 

    Amid new headlines on the continued need for humanitarian aid in Pakistan as the country grapples with deadly floods, we’ve received a few questions on how to help. So we’ve put together a list of some of the organizations involved … Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010   BY Margaret Warner 

    BAGHDAD | “Let me tell you a joke,” the man in the blue jumpsuit and white hard hat said to me Wednesday. “A family joke.” I was standing in one of the control rooms of the four-stack Doura power station in southeast Baghdad with the plant’s manager Ghazi Abdulaziz Essa. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010  

    In other news Wednesday, heavy rain created a mudslide down into a Chinese mountain village where 67 people were reported missing and 25 hurt. In Northern India, another mudslide killed at least 18 children when it hit a school building. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Doura’s electric plant in southeast Baghdad was spared the firebombing at the start of the Iraq war in 2003. It supplies much of the city’s power, but many residents say that power is in short supply. During the summertime’s peak use, they might get only two to four hours of electricity per day. Photos by Larisa Epatko Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010   BY Tom LeGro 

    Pakistanis walk in the flooded area of Shah Jamal on Wednesday. Photo by Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images. The picture of devestation from the floods in Pakistan continues to worsen Wednesday. The European Union said it will spend an extra $25 million … Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010  

    The Pakistan government is faced with overwhelming troubles due to the widespread floods, including disease, starvation and death. Some question whether it is able of dealing with this crisis. Gwen Ifill speaks with special correspondent Saima Mohsin in Karachi about what measures the government is taking. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010  

    As the need for aid in Pakistan worsens, new questions are being raised on whether the government can handle a crisis of this magnitude. Gwen Ifill talks to Shuja Nawaz, director of the Southeast Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, and Moeed Yusuf, the director of the Pakistan program at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2010  

    Three more U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the month’s death toll to 15. In Pakistan, desperation for aid grew as relief trucks were mobbed by flood victims. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko 

    BAGHDAD, Iraq | Tuesday’s suicide bombing at the army headquarters in Baghdad was one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad in months, killing more than 50 people, and comes as the U.S. military is preparing to turn over full control of the country’s security to Iraqis. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2010   BY Margaret Warner 

    BAGHDAD, Iraq | The Royal Jordanian flight from Amman no longer has to make a missile-avoiding corkscrew landing on the runway of Baghdad International Airport. And though our security detail had us don 10-pound body armor jackets for the ride out, the Baghdad Airport-to-downtown road no longer enjoys the distinction of being the most dangerous stretch in the country. Continue reading