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President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opened a global warming conference Thursday, one of two key international meetings this week on greenhouse gases. Top negotiators examine how the U.S. and the world should tackle climate change policy.
The military rulers of the South Asian nation of Myanmar threatened to crack down on continuing pro-democracy protests on Tuesday even as President Bush announced new sanctions aimed at bringing reform. Regional analysts examine where the standoff is headed.
Farming in India has become difficult and costly, leading to thousands of farmers taking their own lives. The NewsHour reports on why the industry has become so challenging and what farmers are doing to get through this tough period.
Celebratory events continued this week in honor of the 60th year of independence for India and Pakistan. Independent Television News reports on the occasion.
By PBS NewsHour
Ceremonies this week marked the 60th anniversary of India and Pakistan's independence from British colonial rule, including an exchange of gifts between border guards, fireworks and speeches.
With India's demand for electricity expected to more than double by the year 2015, the country is attempting to increase its reliance on nuclear energy. NewsHour special correspondent Simon Marks reports from India on the country's growing nuclear industry.
A new digital library in India is safeguarding ancient knowledge from patents, which can force royalty payments for knowledge that is common in that part of the world. NewsHour correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from New Delhi.
Citing the lack of qualified domestic candidates, many U.S. technology companies are hiring foreign workers to stay competitive in a global marketplace. The NewsHour reports on the fight to allow more foreign workers into the United States.
In the fifth part of a series about how to deal with climate change, a coal industry advocate and the author of a book critical of the coal industry debate whether new coal technologies hold promise or peril.
Danish author and statistician Bjorn Lomborg discusses his proposal to redirect resources from a general fight against carbon emissions to specific efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in vulnerable areas.
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