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Asia: September 2009 Archives

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September 24 & 27: from Salaya, India - Kabul - New York - Bandiagara, Mali

The new prisoners of piracy. Monsoon season provides safe haven for crews of the small boats that sail the Indian Ocean.

We'll hear some answers from the Canadian in charge of the count in Afghanistan's tainted election.

Then, Pulitzer prize winner Tracy Kidder tells a story of triumph over memory of the massacres in Burundi.

The Ramadan Blogs; two American-raised Muslims get their eyes opened when they venture into a different New York mosque, every day for a month.

And from a high plateau in Mali, a trio of Canadians brings healing hands to people who've never seen medical care.

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September 17 & 20: from Kabul - Beijing - Ottawa - New York - Paris - Beirut - Kelabit, Borneo

In Kabul, people are jumpy and guns are getting pricey. What does the Afghan street know that we don't?

China's economic safari in Africa. The author of a new book documents Beijing's colossal ambitions on the continent.

Meanwhile Ottawa's decision to give less aid to Africa could cost Canada a seat on the UN Security Council.

From Borneo, the "wild dreams" of the Kelabit people, struggling to survive like the rainforest.

And from the Can't-Win-for-Losing Department: musicians in Lebanon win acclaim for singing in Arabic. Then lose it. For singing in Arabic.

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