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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Iman: Racism in modeling unacceptable

September 18th, 2013
04:14 PM ET

Supermodel Iman is leading ‘The Diversity Coalition’ campaign to highlight how models of color are being disregarded, both on the runway and for photo shoots in favour of conventional white models, and how this is unacceptable.

Read: Naomi Campbell, Iman call for an end to runway racism

In this interview Becky talks to Iman and former model agent Bethann Hardison about the ever present issue of racism in modelling, and how fashion designers are saying they are not to blame for the decrease of Black models being seen on the runway.


Filed under:  Activism • Becky's Interviews • Entertainment • Fashion • Video

What's dirtier...your tablet or toilet?

September 18th, 2013
03:59 PM ET

A recent study by scientists has put into perspective how much bacteria is at the end of our finger tips. Whether on a smartphone, tablet or toilet, the results may surprise you.

As smartphones and tablets have become an almost irreplaceable part of our lives, it is easy to see how they can become dirty. But just how dirty are they?

In this interview, Becky talks to Anthony Hilton, professor of Microbiology at Aston University, to understand how our favourite gadgets have gotten so filthy.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Health • Technology • Video

Costa Concordia upright a year later

September 18th, 2013
02:57 PM ET

After 20 months in the  water, the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia has finally been set upright. It took engineers around 19 hours to roll the 114,000 ton ship onto a platform in what has been described as "a perfect operation". This is the first time such an operation has been attempted on a ship of this size.

Read: Costa Concordia righted after massive salvage effort

But the work is not over yet. This is just the first step in removing and scrapping the nearly 1000 foot ship, which won't be moved until next summer.

Watch this piece by CNN's Matthew Chance about the gruelling process, and what the next steps are.


Filed under:  Environment • Europe

Qatar: We must stop brutality in Syria

September 18th, 2013
02:24 PM ET

As the diplomatic debate over Syria drags on, the Syrian crisis continues with the death toll topping 110,000. But the U.S and Russia are not the only international players engaged in the debate, regional actors in the Middle East are as well.

Syria's neighbors include Lebanon and Iraq, two countries with a history of sectarian violence and civil conflict. Thus, an escalation of violence or foreign military intervention will no doubt have an effect on these countries as well as the rest of the region. Because of this, almost every country in the Middle East has voiced its preference on whether intervention in Syria is preferable or not.

Qatar is among the countries in the Middle East calling for intervention.

In this interview, Becky speaks with Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Atiyya to clarify what kind of intervention Qatar wants to see in Syria.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Middle East • Syria • Video
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