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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.

Expert on new Malaysia Airlines lead

March 21st, 2014
03:53 PM ET

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still missing. Even as the search area has expanded, experts say the window of opportunity to find any sign of the plane has been closing quickly. Becky spoke to Rick Burgess, a former P-3c Mission Commander and managing editor of Seapower Magazine, who estimated that there are between three and four days left to finish the search. "From there," he said, "I don't see much hope."

Becky asked Burgess about the debris spotted in the South Indian Ocean.  In relation to this possible lead, Burgess said "This is the first optimism I've had with this whole incident."

He also explained the capabilities of the search teams, the challenges posed by the weather, and the remote location of the search area.  See the full interview above.

Text: Nothing but water – and questions

Text: Nothing but water: No sign of Malaysian airliner on day 2 of search off Australia


Filed under:  Asia • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News

UN International Happiness Day

March 21st, 2014
03:12 PM ET

Does being happy make you healthier? Do genetics play a role in happiness?

Thursday was the UN’s International Day of Happiness. To mark it, Connect the World investigated the pursuit of happiness, and the science behind it.

Becky spoke to Ludvig Lindstrom, President of the World Happiness Organization, about how we measure happiness.

She also spoke to Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness.  He said that while happiness is important, it doesn’t mean that everyone has to be happy all the time. "Today's day is about saying our priorities in life are about being able to live the best possible and the happiest possible life, but recognising that every life has good and bad situations."

Becky then took to the streets to ask Londoners what makes them happy.  Their answers may surprise you!


Filed under:  Activism • Becky's Interviews • Video
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