Aaron Lewis travels to the oil-rich creeks of the Niger Delta where militants have been responsible for more than a decade of violence, sabotage, and hostage-taking. Despite the hugely profitable oil industry nearby, 90% of the Niger Deltans are unemployed, and live oan a few dollars a day. Their frustration and anger has led many young men to take up arms, reducing Nigeria's oil production - once the 5th largest in the world - to a fraction of what it once was. Plus, George Negus interviews Pakistani intellectual Pervez Hoodbhoy.
Follows the head of the Anglican Church in Nigeria as he leads a boycott of the once-a-decade Anglican leaders meeting in London, to hold a rival summit in Jerusalem.
Stories include, 'Turnbull targeted after Tuckey's terrorist claims', 'Commodity boom could be blessing and curse: Henry', 'Bluefin tuna stock heading towards collapse', 'White House campaigns against 'Republican' Fox News', 'Editor Harold Evans discusses his new memoir', 'UN hails breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks', 'Don Lane dies at 75'.
Stories include, 'Karzai accepts run-off election', 'Soldier dies in training exercise', 'Western leaders consider Afghanistan strategy', 'Indonesia wants long-term asylum seeker solution', 'Sharman Stone discusses the asylum seeker debate', 'Top scientists urge action on global warming'.
How does the justice system deal with convicted paedophiles, and does it work?
Stories include, 'Rudd, Yudhoyono discuss asylum seekers' fate', 'Asylum seekers to land in Indonesia', 'Afghan election results found to be fraudulent', 'RBA flags inflation concerns', 'Nelson takes to street to thank supporters', 'Jury unable to reach verdict in Brimble case'.
It's claimed Japan's ferocious and feared Yakuza murder, extort and intimidate according to an honour code. But where is the honour in the squalid new enterprise now adding to their billion dollar criminal turnover?
A show that defies description about a world that demands it.
The media is a hungry beast - it devours everything and is never satisfied. Now, 19 newcomers to television - recruited after a nationwide call for young talent - are being given the opportunity by the ABC to feed the beast. Each week, they will produce a half-hour of topical TV, as well as daily web content, bringing viewers news from outside the loop. This means they are being asked to find stories that aren't part of the regular news cycle - or to cover stories that are, from a fresh angle.
Does meditation have any place within Christianity? Compass meets Benedictine monk, Laurence Freeman, who travels the world teaching meditation to cross-denominational Christian groups.
Stories include, 'UN labels Indigenous intervention racist', 'Terrorism accused denied bail in Melbourne', 'Shared care system under family law spotlight', 'Origins to Eureka: beyond the culture wars controversy', 'Crime writer Dominick Dunne dead at 83'.
The shocking story of the Malu Sara, an immigration vessel that sank in the Torres Strait killing five people. Reporter Debbie Whitmont investigates the sinking and asks why an experienced patrol officer was told to put to sea in gale force winds, in a boat not built to deal with the conditions.
Stories include, 'Road to redemption', 'The fall of Roy', and 'The life and death of Michael Jackson'.
Just how close are doctors and drug companies? Doctors and specialists get a lot of gifts from drug companies. These range from pens and coffee mugs, to stethoscopes through to free trips to international conferences. Just last year, drug companies in Australia spent more than $62 million on educational events for doctors, and half of that amount was spent on hospitality such as meals. Do these handouts buy influence?
What's behind the recent increase in asylum seekers? More people are arriving in Australia by boat seeking asylum. 19 boats carrying asylum seekers have arrived in Australia since the Rudd Government abolished the previous government's Temporary Protection Visas and Pacific Solution scheme. What's behind the recent increase? The Opposition says the Government's gone soft. But the Government says its policies are firm and international conflicts are to blame.
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