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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.

Riot police evict sacked Greek TV staff

November 8th, 2013
02:39 PM ET

Greek riot police have stormed the headquarters of shuttered public broadcaster ERT, which former employees had been occupying after it was suddenly closed down in June as part of government cost-cutting measures.

Following prosecutors' orders, police entered the building in the early hours of Thursday and removed the former employees inside.

Since the June closure, the former workers, who refused to accept the shutdown, have been broadcasting online from the headquarters. Banners hanging outside the building have been calling for resistance.

Messages urging support for the demonstrators were posted on social media and the website the former employees have been broadcasting from. Some of the posts referred to the storming of the building as an "invasion against democracy."

Elinda Labropoulou reports on the eviction of the staff of shuttered Greek broadcaster ERT following a 5-month occupation.

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New Taliban leader tried to kill Malala

November 8th, 2013
02:33 PM ET

The Pakistan Taliban has vowed to carry out revenge attacks on the national government after appointing a new leader following the death of their former chief in a U.S. drone strike.

Read: Pakistan Taliban warns government of revenge attacks after leader's killing

The Taliban have rejected peace talks and have named a new leader: the man who plotted to kill Malala. Jonathan Mann reports.

 

Pandora's Promise: The nuclear question

November 8th, 2013
02:14 PM ET

You wouldn't expect to see environmentalists fighting the corner for nuclear energy. But in a provocative new documentary “Pandora’s Promise”, that’s exactly what you get. After decades of “anti-nuke” campaigning by all the world’s major green groups, the film suggests that embracing nuclear is the only realistic way to end reliance on fossil fuels.

Its director, academy award-nominated Robert Stone, says that he himself has come full circle in his attitude to nuclear power. Like the five environmentalists he features in Pandora’s Promise, Stone was once a fervent anti-nuke campaigner.  Now he says it’s the only way we’re going to beat climate change and slams green groups for being behind the times.

“Environmental groups are stuck in the past,” he told Becky Anderson. “I think they’re completely out of touch with young people and the new realities that we live with today.”

He says the nuclear industry has moved on and is a lot safer than we all imagine. “We've had 50 years of nuclear power, we've got 440 reactors operating all over the world and in that time we've had three significant accidents”.

Stone hopes the film, which is released in the UK on November 5th and on iTunes on December 3rd, will at least reignite the debate about nuclear power.

Becky Anderson speaks with Robert Stone about nuclear energy and it's future.

Twitter firsts: Celebs, Obama & the Pope

November 8th, 2013
01:25 PM ET

With Twitter's debut on the Stock Market, we ask where it all began and how did it get to be such a powerful presence in the world.

Watch: How does Twitter make money?

From Twitter town halls to the Pope's first tweet, CNN's Atika Shubert looks back at the major milestones of Twitter.

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How does Twitter make money?

November 8th, 2013
01:01 PM ET

Twitter had an excellent debut on the stock market with it's price raising over 70% despite most stocks finishing in the red on Thursday.

Read: Stocks take a big dive, but Twitter surges

But how does Twitter make it's billions?

CNN's Samuel Burke explains how the social media giant Twitter makes money in your feed.

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