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Belgium set to swear in new king

July 21, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Belgium’s King Albert is set to abdicate the throne to his son Philippe, who would be the seventh king of the country. After a 20-year reign, Albert, 79, will first sign away his rights as the largely ceremonial ruler of the kingdom in the presence of Prime Minister Elio

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Tourists follow footsteps of Pope Francis

July 21, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

The traditional tourist attractions in Buenos Aires have got competition. Many visitors now come to the Argentinian capital to see the places where Pope Francis used to live and work. here is even a state-sponsored tour about his life. Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar reports from Buenos

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Pioneering correspondent Helen Thomas dies at 92

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South Africans protest toxic dumping plan

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Clashes in Kashmir continue despite curfew

July 21, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Protesters have clashed with government troops in several parts of Indian-administered Kashmir for the second straight day, defying a curfew imposed to restrain public anger over the killing of four villagers in the disputed region. Police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Saturday that the protesters threw

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US soldiers cope with post-combat stress

July 21, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

In the United States, at least one member of the army commits suicide every day. The number of veterans killing themselves is also on the rise. The military is looking for ways to help those at risk, but one man from a famous military family thinks he may have

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Polls open in Japan parliamentary poll

July 21, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Polls have opened in Japan and half of the 242 seats in the upper house of parliament are up for grabs. If all goes as expected, Abe will control both houses of parliament. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Tokyo.

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Trayvon Martin’s parents lead rallies in US

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Egypt’s Brotherhood rejects PM dialogue call

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Five convicted for Costa Concordia shipwreck

July 20, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

In Italy, five people have been convicted of manslaughter over the Costa Concordia shipwreck. The boat’s helmsman, on-board hotel director, two naval officers and the head of the company’s crisis unit will be sentenced later. Thirty two people were killed when the cruiseliner struck rocks off the Tuscany coast last

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Australia says no to more boatpeople

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Australia is to send all asylum seekers who arrive in the country illegally by boat to its northern neighbour Papua New Guinea. More than 15,000 asylum seekers have arrived on Australian territory from the sea this year, but from now on none of them will be allowed to stay.

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Cambodia opposition leader returns from exile

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

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India’s Silent War

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Kangaroo Courts of the Indian Maoists and the words of Ashim Chatterjee.

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Italy’s interior minister faces vote of confidence

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Italy’s Interior Minister Angelino Alfano is facing a vote of confidence after it emerged a Kazakh citizen may have been illegally deported. Alma Shalabayeva was sent back to Kazakhstan along with her young daughter. Her tycoon husband is on the run. Many Italians say the police should

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Wukan after the Uprising – Episode 3

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

China is no stranger to rural uprisings. Tens of thousands of protests erupt across the country each year, many over the illegal sale of communal village land by corrupt local officials. Few demonstrations lead to real change, but in 2011, one community defied the odds. Wukan, a village in China’s

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Nigerians use phones to detect fake drugs

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Mobile phones are being used to detect fake medicine being sold in Nigeria. Customers send a text message to the country’s drug enforcement agency and get a reply confirming the medicine’s authenticity. Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege reports from Lagos.

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US judge rules not to drop Manning charge

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

A military judge has refused to dismiss the most serious charge against the Army private who gave reams of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The charge of aiding the enemy faced by Pfc Bradley Manning is punishable by up to life in prison without parole. Colonel

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Mongolian wind power plant swings into action

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India police probe school poisoning

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Pro-Morsi supporters find home in ‘Tent City’

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

The capital’s Nasr City district has become the epicentre of protests against the military. Every day thousands of people gather in an area that’s become a city of tents. Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Cairo.

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Expert discusses Detroit bankruptcy

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

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Detroit files for biggest US city bankruptcy

July 19, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Detroit has become the largest city in Unites States history to file for bankruptcy after decades of decline and mismanagement rendered the city insolvent. Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder, said on Thursday that there was no other option to tackle the city’s $18.5bn of debts. Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone

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Egypt interim leader warns against chaos amid protests

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Adly Mansour: Some want chaos, we want stability

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South Africans celebrate Mandela’s birthday

July 18, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Hospital visitors say Nelson Mandela was smiling on his 95th birthday and South Africans celebrated upbeat reports about the former president’s health after weeks of worrying that he was on the verge of death. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Pretoria.

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Mandela’s friend Andrew Mlangeni talks to Al Jazeera

July 18, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

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The Stream – Solitary confinement in U.S. prisons

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UK’s heatwave boosts butterfly numbers

July 18, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Butterfly numbers in the United Kingdom hit a historic low following last year’s wet summer and the coldest spring in fifty years. But now the heatwave engulfing the UK has given the insects, which are essential to the pollination of plants, a much-needed boost. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports

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California prisoners’ hunger strike, online rally for slain Turkey protester

July 10, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

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Latin American nations accuse US of spying

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Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak reports from Quebec

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Syrian rebels in Aleppo anger locals

July 10, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

People are raising their voices against the rebels who are preventing food from reaching government controlled neighborhoods. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Antakya, Turkey.

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China landslide buries dozens

July 10, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

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Egypt orders arrest of Brotherhood leader

July 10, 2013 in General News, UK News, War - Combat, World News by

Prosecutor’s office issues arrest warrant for Mohamed Badie as his party refuses to join the transitional cabinet. Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo.