Christiane has an exclusive interview with President Thein Sein about Myanmar's fast-changing relations with the world.
In Iran there has been a major development stemming from allegations of torture and death at a notorious prison.
In the protests that followed June’s disputed election. Iranian security forces detained thousands of people.
Now the Iranian parliament has issued a scathing report on the Kahrizak detention center.
An Iranian parliamentary committee has publicly blamed Tehran’s reviled prosecutor general Saeed Mortazavi – an ally of President Ahmadinejad – for the deaths of several men there.
And there are calls by conservative members of parliament for more such investigations – CNN's Ivan Watson has the details and after his video be sure to scroll down and watch a discussion about the deaths with Iranian professor Mohammad Marandi:
We asked anyone from the Iranian government to come on this program. We also asked prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi and Abdol-Hussein Ruholomeini - father of the protestor killed at Kahrizak. They all declined.
But we did speak to Mohammad Marandi, professor of North American studies at the University of Tehran about the significance of parliament censuring Mortezavi, the Prosecutor General:
Amanpour viewers continued to express sympathy and concern over the tragedy and loss the country of Haiti continues to endure after the earthquake. The most discussed topic was the fact, according to a UNICEF director, that 50% of children in Haiti attend school, while the remainder of children does not receive formal education at all. Most viewers were appalled and felt this was “completely unacceptable.” The majority of the audience primarily blamed the government of Haiti and thought a calamity like this earthquake “had to happen” in order to uncover such “daily tragedy.” Most agreed these “uneducated” children were the new generation to a continued downward spiral and “vicious cycle” of poverty and expressed strong disappointment.
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Haiti’s 50% of children don’t go to school according to a UNICEF director
Sineade Watson Wow...Why does it seem that we do not hear about the trouble that goes on in that country unless there is some kind of natural disaster?? Or is it just me?
Tebogo Motshegoa Most of them might have given up because of the country's political instability, poverty, general lack of role models and morale
From Pentagon Producer Larry Shaughnessy:
Today in the Pentagon briefing, Joint Chief Chairman Adm. Mullen mentioned that the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is more than floating airport – it’s also a floating medical clinic with 3 operating rooms and 51 beds and it’s a floating water treatment plant capable of making “hundreds of thousands of gallons” fresh water a day.
In fact, every US Navy warship has to be able to make fresh water for sailors to drink, cook with, clean their clothes and equipment with.
As for the USS Carl Vinson… The Navy says it takes sea water and through a series of high pressure filters and reverse osmosis creates 400,000 gallons of purified fresh drinking water each day. Since the Carl Vinson, which in normal combat duty would be carrying about 5,000 people, is only carrying 3,200 people… they have a large surplus of fresh water that can be sent into Port Au Prince for the victims of the earthquake.
The Navy couldn’t tell me exactly how this water would be moved from the ship to shore in this crisis, but in the past they usually use large flexible bladders that are carried by either heavy lift helicopters of large hovercraft that can go from the ship right up onto a beach and unload.