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NEWSWEEK International Editions: Highlights and Exclusives, Oct. 1, 2007 Issue
Date:9/23/2007

nd $200,000 per year beyond that, until death -- to African leaders who rule responsibly.

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Saving the World Is Within Our Grasp. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates writes about the progress in the effort to stop health problems such as malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries. "Today governments, aid groups and communities are simply refusing to accept the notion that diseases like malaria and tuberculosis will haunt us forever. The evidence is in: these problems can be solved," he writes. "Some lifesaving solutions can be extremely simple -- iodized salt to prevent stunted growth, for example, or oral rehydration solutions to fight diarrhea ... Other solutions will arise from pioneering research now underway. Researchers are hard at work developing vaccines that don't need refrigeration or needles, which could make it easier and cheaper to deliver immunization in poor countries."

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Give One, Get One. Senior Editor Steven Levy reports on the new project that hopes to deliver millions of cheap computers to kids in developing countries. Walter Bender, the software chief of One Laptop Per Child will launch http://www.xogiving.org next week that allows people to give a $200 donation to buy the $100 (really $188) laptop for a child. With the "Give 1 Get 1" promotion for two weeks in November, benefactors can get one of the laptops for themselves for $399, a price that includes a second laptop to be delivered to a child.

Let's Make An Oil Deal. Senior White House Correspondent Richard Wolffe and Special Correspondent Gretel C. Kovach report that Texas tycoon Ray Hunt, a friend of the Bush family, may be undermining Iraqi peace. Off
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