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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.

Monday's Connector: Sienna Miller

April 30th, 2010
06:59 PM ET

She's graced the cover of countless magazines and has even had a high-profile celebrity relationship, not to mention that Sienna Miller continues to star in films and even design clothes.

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caption="Sienna Miller is your Connector of the Day."]

The 28-year-old British born actress is best known for her role in films like "Alfie", "Factory Girl" and "Layer Cake".

Miller is also well-known for her engagement to British actor Jude Law on Christmas day 2004. However, soon after the engagement rumours began to appear that Law was cheating on Miller and the couple split a few months later.

Today, Miller has been very involved in the relief and reconstruction effort in earthquake ravaged Haiti. She traveled to the country with the International Medical Corps and has been doing her part to help.

You can read about Sienna's trip and experience on the IMC website: http://www.imcworldwide.org/Page.aspx?pid=1249

Miller is even keeping a blog of her experiences in Haiti which you can read here.

Future Connector: Adam Lambert

April 30th, 2010
03:56 PM ET

Adam Lambert made his name on the hit American television show "American Idol" and although he didn't win the competition, he didn't let that stop him.

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caption="Adam Lambert is your Connector of the Day."]

The openly gay singer and songwriter has so far released his debut album called "For your Entertainment" and has already won artist of the year from the Young Hollywood Awards.

Lambert has also won the choice male in a reality show from the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

The album also debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 selling nearly 200,000 copies in the first week.

However, although Lambert has achieved a great deal of success, his career hasn't been completely free of controversy.

During a performance of "For your Entertainment" at the 2009 American Music Awards, Lambert was seen kissing a male keyboardist as well as grabbing the crotch of another male dancer.

The ABC network received over 1,500 telephone complaints and Lambert was quoted as saying in "Rolling Stone" that "female performers have been doing this for years—pushing the envelope about sexuality—and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out."

"We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, be a little more brave, time to open people's eyes and if it offends them, then maybe I'm not for them. My goal was not to piss people off, it was to promote freedom of expression and artistic freedom."

Here's your chance to ask singer Adam Lambert your questions.

Please leave your comments below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

Friday's Connector: Justin Bieber

April 30th, 2010
01:45 PM ET

Talk about getting your big break - in less than one year 16-year-old Justin Bieber went from uploading home-made music videos on YouTube to becoming the world's biggest teen pop star.

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caption="Justin Bieber is your Connector of the Day."]

The Canadian who was born in Stratford, Ontario taught himself how to play the guitar, piano and trumpet from an early age and in early 2007 he placed second during a singing competition where he sang Ne-Yo's "So Sick".

Bieber began uploading his singing videos on YouTube and was soon discovered by music manager Scooter Braun.

Soon after being discovered by Braun, Bieber was a hot commodity in the music world and soon Usher and Justin Timberlake were in competition to have him signed.

Bieber eventually chose to work with Usher and with the help of the r&b artist, released his first single in July of 2009 titled "One Time".

The song was certified platinum in Canada and the United States and reached gold status in Australia and New Zealand.

His first album called "My World" was an instant hit and Bieber has even personally performed for people including President Barack Obama.

In only a short time, Bieber has left his mark on the pop culture landscape - his name is constantly one of the most popular topics on Twitter and his public appearances have been marred by thousands of screaming fans who sometimes get a bit out of control.

Final UK debate coverage on CNN

April 28th, 2010
06:32 PM ET

On Thursday, the leaders of the three main parties in Britain take part in a crucial televised election debate on the economy. It will be the final debate before the May 6 election.

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caption="Who will make it to No 10 Downing street?"]

The race has narrowed after nearly three weeks of campaigning and Conservative leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg are locked in a dead heat.

Labour leader Gordon Brown though is still very much in the race and is only trailing a few points behind in opinion polls.

However, after Brown's 'bigot' gaffe on Wednesday, it is unclear how that will affect him at the polls.

We want to know what you think of the debate. Who are the winners and losers? Who do you think will win the general election next week?

Should there be a full ban on off-shore drilling?

April 28th, 2010
11:59 AM ET

The U.S. Coast Guard is dealing with potentially one of the worst environmental disasters in history as a large oil slick drifts into ecologically sensitive areas off the coast of Louisiana .

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caption="One of the many dangers of off shore drilling."]

Coast Guard officials are even considering setting the massive 80 mile oil slick on fire to try and contain some of the damage and prevent the crude oil from spreading.

Oil is still leaking at a rate of about 42,000 gallons a day from the well, located some 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. A drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon, exploded and sank at the site last week.

BP, the well's owner, has been trying to shut off the well using eight remote-controlled submarines, but has had no luck up to this point.

"If we don't secure the well, this could be one of the most serious oil spills in U.S. history," Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry, head of a joint response task force, said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The Coast Guard stressed it would never set the entire spill on fire at once. It would instead use a 500-foot-long, flame-retardant boom to gather some of the oil and then burn only the crude inside its perimeter, according to spokeswoman Lt. Sue Kerver.

This disaster is only weeks after President Barack Obama announced that he would open up parts of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean to oil and natural gas drilling.

The plan includes lifting a 20-year ban on drilling off the Virginia coastline as well as conducting seismic tests to test the viability of off-shore drilling locations in parts of the Atlantic and Gulf.

We want to know what you think.

In light of the latest disaster in the Gulf of Mexio that has the potential to become the one of the worst environmental disasters, should off-shore drilling be completely banned? What steps should be taken to make sure an oil spill like this doesn't happen again?

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