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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.

Lady Gaga brings down Amazon

June 13th, 2011
11:19 AM ET

The best viral videos from the week

June 13th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

U.S. Marines sing in Afghanistan

June 13th, 2011
11:17 AM ET

Forefront of finding HIV/AIDS vaccine

June 12th, 2011
09:48 PM ET

Seth Berkley is at the forefront of finding a vaccine for HIV/AIDS.

Since early on his career, the New York born medical doctor has been dedicated to fighting suffering around the world.

A renowned globe-trotter he has trekked through remote parts of Tibet and Namibia, travelled by camel through rebel-controlled territory in western Sudan and documented the worst famine ever scientifically evaluated in history.

A leading epidemiologist, Berkley worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and in 1996, he founded the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).

Just three years after setting up the non-profit organization, Berkley was named on Time’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in The World.

He was also recently named at the new Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance, a global health partnership championed by Bill Gates.

At GAVI he will be overseeing an ambitious mission to save the lives of millions of children by increasing access to vaccines in poor countries.

Quiz boxer Sugar Ray Leonard

June 8th, 2011
02:14 PM ET

Flashy and fast-fisted, Sugar Ray Leonard is widely regarded as the greatest boxer of all time.

The retired American champion has an unprecedented five world titles in five weight classes to his name and has been part of some of the most memorable fights in history.

Leonard was a dominant force on the amateur boxing circuit in the 1970's, winning 145 of his 150 bouts before announcing his retirement after winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1976 Games in Montreal.

The then 20-year-old fighter had planned to go to university but instead turned professional to help support his family after his father became ill.

Leonard won his first professional fight in 1977 and over the next two decades, went on to defeat some of the biggest names in boxing – Wilfred Benetiz, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler.

To the world, he was a golden-fisted champion, but in his first autobiography released this week, Leonard has revealed details of personal battles beyond the ring.

In the book, The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring, the now 55-year-old sporting icon writes about his drug and alcohol use and most shockingly about the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a former Olympic trainer.

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