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Cuba, Northern Ireland, Somalia, South Africa, and Vietnam are among the world’s trouble spots examined in this CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows by the Cable News Network (CNN). Divided into three sections–current, potential, and resolved conflicts–the disc offers more than 75 minutes of video material; 30 minutes of slideshows detailing the historical background of the strife; interviews with specialists, as well as with ordinary people experiencing the turmoil first hand; maps; and personal insights from CNN’s foremost journalists.