Correspondents' Dispatches: June 2010 Archives
Thursday June 17, 2010
Freelance journalist Hanna Ingber Win's photos, from the tea gardens of Assam, India. Assam has India's highest maternal mortality rate. Hanna went there to interview families who'd lost their mothers, and health care workers who try to help pregnant mothers get the medical help they need.
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- Updated Nelson Mandela: South Africa declares week of mourning video
- President Jacob Zuma has declared a week of mourning across South Africa for Nelson Mandela that will include several services, ending with burial in the anti-apartheid icon's ancestral home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Dec. 15.
- Shanghai smog cancels flights, reduces visibility to metres
- Shanghai authorities order schoolchildren indoors and halt all construction as China's financial hub suffers one its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen metres, delaying flights and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline.
- New Ukraine's president meets with Putin as protests continue in capital
- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was flying to Russia on Friday to meet Vladimir Putin, a news agency reported, seeking aid to shore up a creaking economy while at home protesters opposed to his decision to freeze ties with the European Union and shift toward Russia instead continued to defy police.
- Preview FIFA World Cup contenders hope for lucky draw
- Group of Death? Or easy path to the knockout round? The fates of 32 nations are in the hands of the soccer gods at Friday's World Cup draw in Brazil, writes Nigel Reed.
- Analysis Nelson Mandela dies: The Lincoln of Africa and just as complex video audio
- In an earlier time, Abe Lincoln had to find a way to end slavery that his supporters could accept; Mandela had to reconcile former blood enemies around a vision both could embrace. As Brian Stewart writes, we must never lose sight of how much horror Mandela's mastery spared the world.