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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.

Doctor: Helmet may have saved Schumacher

December 31st, 2013
02:08 PM ET

Former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, who suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident, is showing a "slight improvement" in his condition, doctors in France said Tuesday.

On Monday night, doctors carried out a surgical intervention on Schumacher that allowed for some pressure to be relieved on his brain in a way that was "gradual and effective," said Jean-Francois Payen, head of anesthesiology at the University Hospital Center of Grenoble.

The surgery, which took about two hours, involved the removal of a large hematoma, he said. Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma.

Yesterday  his condition was still unclear.

In case you missed it, Doctors treating Michael Schumacher said they were unwilling to make predictions about his prognosis.

Amanda Davies reports.

Pardoned Brits return from Russian prison

December 30th, 2013
01:43 PM ET

The Arctic 30 are home after being released from prison in Russia.

Read: Freed Greenpeace ship captain back home from Russia

In case you missed it, CNN's Rosie Tomkins greeted the 5 Britons in London just after their return. 

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Riek Machar: This is an uprising

December 27th, 2013
06:44 PM ET

East African leaders on Friday gave South Sudan's warring factions four days to lay down their arms after nearly two weeks of widening violence.

If they don't, the leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development warned they'll "take action" to stop the conflict that the United Nations says has killed more than 1,000 and forced some 121,000 from their homes.

Max Foster speaks to former South Sudanese VP Riek Machar about the violence currently taking place in the young country.

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies

December 27th, 2013
03:16 PM ET

The inventor of the AK-47, the world's most common assault rifle, has died at age 94 after spending a month in hospital.

More than 100 million of the popular assault rifle have been sold worldwide since it's invention.

Max Foster has more.

Uganda official: Homosexuality a threat

December 27th, 2013
02:12 PM ET

Uganda has passed a law that makes being gay a crime punishable with up to life in prison.

The bill, which in its original form prescribed the death penalty for cases of "aggravated homosexuality" - for instance if someone is infected with HIV - reduced the penalty to life imprisonment before the vote.

Clauses that criminalize the "promotion" of homosexuality could cause activists and even doctors treating gay patients with HIV to face prison time.

 Max Foster talks to Ugandan gay rights activist Frank Mugisha.  

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