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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.

Which TV Ads Score at the 2014 World Cup?

June 11th, 2014
06:37 AM ET

The World Cup wouldn't be the World Cup without the innovative, entertaining advertising campaigns that come with it. As with the U.S. Super Bowl, the sport is sometimes a sideline for fans of fantastic TV marketing. Amir Daftari explores the best of the big spenders.


Filed under:  Entertainment • General • Parting Shots • Soccer • Sport

Qatar 2022 Bribery Claims Threaten to Derail Winning Bid

June 2nd, 2014
08:19 PM ET

Qatar's successful World Cup bid was supposed to cement the Gulf emirate's position on the global stage. But the aftermath of its selection has been plagued by concerns over human rights, heat, seasonal changes, broken promises and – most recently – alleged corruption. The chairman of Fifa's Independent Governance Committee Mark Pieth tells Becky Anderson why he wants a rerun of the 2022 World Cup vote.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Middle East • Soccer • Sport

Burj Khalifa Base Jumpers Relive their Big Drop

April 27th, 2014
10:34 AM ET

Connect the World's Becky Anderson speaks with two French daredevils who plummeted from the top of the world's tallest building and set a new world record for base jumping. Brave or crazy? You decide.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • General • Middle East • Sport

IPL Fever Hits UAE for Six

April 17th, 2014
12:56 PM ET

The most lucrative competition in cricket has descended on the UAE. Twenty IPL matches will be played over two weeks in the emirates of Abu Dhabi , Dubai and Sharjah. They're expected to attract a huge local fan-base and a worldwide television audience of up to a billion. CNN's Amir Daftari previews the action.


Filed under:  General • Global Connections • Middle East • Sport

Inside the Mind of Oscar Pistorius

April 10th, 2014
01:05 PM ET

As the athlete known as the "Blade Runner" is grilled by the South African state, Becky Anderson asks psychologist Dr James Thompson of University College London about his state of mind.


Filed under:  Africa • Analysis • Becky's Interviews • General • Sport
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