Journalist Paul Refsdal goes behind Taliban lines to document their efforts to destroy American forces in Afghanistan. This unprecedented access to Taliban war efforts reveals a human side to the feared insurgency movement, despite the fact that Refsdal is held hostage for six days during filming. Plus, Nothing stirs passion in New York more than the future of the World Trade Center site, and plans for a mosque a few blocks away are proving one of the most controversial issues yet. Also, Dateline's Giovana Vitola gets a tour of a house made entirely of rubbish
The number of babies born with severe deformities and children developing leukaemia is rising dramatically in parts of Iraq. Temple Grandin is a woman who thinks like a cow... that's how the 62-year-old animal scientist with autism describes herself, and it's made her something of a celebrity in the United States. Plus, Australia goes to the polls on 21st August, but events overseas have become one of the hot topics of the election campaign, with the parties' differing views on the best approach to asylum seekers. Video journalist David O'Shea reports from the Pacific Islands Forum in Vanuatu, where the issue is also high on the agenda.
The murder of South African white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche has reignited divisions between white and black in a reminder of the country's bitter struggle over apartheid. As far as most of the world is concerned, Prince Philip was born in Greece and went on to become Queen Elizabeth's husband, but to the people of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, it's a different story. Plus, the main threat to archaeological sites might seem to be modern development, but in the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland, it's nature that's threatening to destroy thousands of years of history.
It's been called the biggest leak in intelligence history, and Dateline's cameras were there. In this world exclusive, Mark Davis films the mysterious Julian Assange as he drops the latest WikiLeaks bombshell. Plus, meet Shiv Sena India's far-right Hindu Nationalist Party. Yalda Hakim investigates its reputation for violence towards Muslims, foreigners and local media and asks why it wants to ban Australian cricketers. Also, paco, also called 'poor man's cocaine', is destroying the lives of child addicts in the Buenos Aires slums. David O'Shea meets the addicts' mothers who are banding together and risking their lives to stamp this drug out.
Across the United States the honey industry is in peril. For the past four years commercial bee keepers have been loosing 30% of their colonies every year, due to a mysterious problem known simply as 'colony collapse'. As Dateline's Ginny Stein reports, the situation is so dire that New York has overturned a decade-long ban on private bee keeping, welcoming new hives all over the city.
In Dateline's moving series return for 2010, imagine being told that your parents are not your parents. Even worse, imagine realising that the people who raised you had, in fact, helped to kidnap, torture and murder your real Mum and Dad. Meet the children of Argentina's Disappeared. Also a group of very special dogs is saving the lives of US soldiers who are returning from war deeply damaged.
On this, the last show of the series, George Negus travels to London for Dateline to work out where Britain's future lies following the incredibly interesting general election on May 6th.
Mark Davis profiles Julian Assange, the Australian behind the secretive whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, while Ginny Stein is in Louisiana with those badly affected by the terrible oil spill.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister recently agreed to the country's biggest ever business deal - a $16 billion plan to extract and export gas. But landowners and residents living near the proposed gas plant and pipeline are literally up in arms over fears they'll lose some of their land and see few of the benefits. Nick Lazaredes meets Albania's oldest 'sworn virgin' - a celibate woman forced to act as a man while her male relatives hide from a blood feud. Plus an interview with Sabria Jawhar on France's controversial banning of the burqa.
US military bases in Japan are always contentious. Now, Japan's prime minister must rule on the future of one base in Okinawa. Should it stay or should it go? Meanwhile, as the UK gears up for an election, meet the Tory Party's new-look female, gay and ethnic minority candidates. What will the party's rusted-on voters think?
The dark side of Japan's hugely-popular anime (animation) craze as it struggles to maintain dominance over the booming industry. With increasing competition from China and Korea, Japan's anime houses are placing immense pressure on their already overworked anime artists.
Evan Williams enters the tense world of JuD, a Pakistani charity organisation that many believe is just a front for terrorist group Lashka-e-Toiba,
Mark Davis investigates the explosion of political violence in the Philippines and asks whether, given last year's horrific massacre of journalists and election officials, the upcoming poll can be properly conducted.
An exclusive fly-on-the-wall look at America's counter-insurgency tactics in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Robert Campbell has worked hard to win the trust of local warlords and the respect of his troops. What will happen to his legacy now that his time in Afghanistan has ended?
Thailand's king, the world's longest-serving living monarch, has been a stabilising force through years of bloodshed and division. But are strict laws banning any criticism of the royal family helping or hindering Thailand to decide its political future?
Ukraine's famously beautiful women are becoming prostitutes in record numbers. While some welcome the chance to turn their country into Europe's sex capital, others are trying to close the industry down, sometimes with violent consequences.
Why are Americans disenchanted so soon into his first term? Aaron Lewis investigates. Also on the show, George Negus chats to America's new ambassador to Australia and David O'Shea revisits Bali to find that the mentally ill patients once held in chains have thankfully been released.
Could four children, a teenager and an adult have been killed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan in a case of mistaken identity? Sampat Pal from Uttar Pradesh in India had little education, was married off at 12 and became a mother at 15. It's a familiar story in the impoverished area, but now she's literally hitting back against such age-old traditions, and the men who enforce them. Plus George Negus interviews renowned atheist Richard Dawkins.
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