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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.

Secrets to success of global TV remakes

October 8th, 2013
05:35 PM ET

While remakes such as 'Homeland' and 'The Office' have been huge successes, others have been a lot less popular. Why do some remakes work when others just don't?

Watch: India's take on '24'

Atika Shubert speaks with USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco about what it takes for a show to be a hit when it's remade for a new country.


Filed under:  Entertainment • Video

What went wrong with the Somali terror raid?

October 8th, 2013
05:34 PM ET

Atika Shubert speaks with Paul Cruickshank about what we know about the terrorism suspect known as Ikrima.

Watch: Somali foreign minister on U.S. raid

CNN Military Analyst General James 'Spider' Marks joins Atika and Paul to discuss what exactly happened in Somalia and why.


Filed under:  Africa • Video

Injured soldiers prepare to take on Dakar Rally

October 8th, 2013
01:49 PM ET

Captain Tony Harris had only been in Afghanistan for a month in 2009, when his life changed forever.

A veteran of Northern Ireland and Iraq, the father of two was on patrol in Sangin in the Helmand Province when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED).

The blast threw Harris 20 meters from the vehicle and shattered both of his heels.

After 10 months of surgery to try to save his feet, Harris decided to have his left leg amputated below the knee.

Four years on, Harris now sees the loss of his leg as what he calls a "good thing".

The reason, he says, is because it drove him to establish Race2Recovery, a team of injured soldiers which made history in January this year as the first disabled team to finish the grueling Dakar Rally.

"I really wanted to put the day I got injured into the past, " Harris says. "I wanted something else where I could say okay that happened but I've done other stuff now and actually I can remember that stuff much more positively and in hindsight, actually if I hadn't lost my leg, I wouldn't have gone to the Dakar."

Race2Recovery's Dakar debut was meant to be a one-off event to raise money for Help For Heroes and the Tedworth House Concept, but the team has since become a professional outfit and come Dakar 2014, they'll not only be aiming to finish, but to be among the first across the line.


Filed under:  Sport • Video
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