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UAE invests in film production

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 14, 2008

The United Arab Emirates is known globally for its huge investments.

Now it has set its sights on the movie industry.

Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, has launched a new production company hoping to become a top producer of feature movies.

Source: Al Jazeera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dzW8DNRhA

Hashem Ahelbarra reports.

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Conflict in Congo – The Challenges of Visual Journalism

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 13, 2008

Widely published in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic magazines, photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale has been covering the brutal exploitation of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its natural resources for nearly a decade. He spoke at UC Santa Barbara to discuss the challenges of visual journalism. Series: Voices [11/2008] [Show ID: 14210]

Source: University of California Television http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XGmQJ82TU

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Crime pays for Somalia’s pirates

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 9, 2008

Somali pirates are demanding an $8m ransom for the release of a Ukrainian ship they are holding off the coast off their country’s northern coast.

The pirates appear to rule the seas around Somalia with impunity, while towns in Somalia’s Puntland region have become the hub for many of their activities.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow sent this exclusive report.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJmDrm80o7M

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Jitters in Japanese stock markets

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 9, 2008

After the Nikkei Index dropped more than 9 per cent on October 7, Japanese investors remain jittery about whether a worldwide, co-ordinated cut in interest-rates will shore up the markets and whether the US bank bailout will do any good.

Japan’s banks are in pretty good shape: they’ve been through something like this once before – in the late 1980s and early 1990s when a bubble in Japanese real estate popped.

But, as David Hawkins reports, that’s small comfort and hasn’t kept the diseased US economy from infecting the Japanese stock market.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOEdxtQ-AWQ

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Second Presidential Debate 2008

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 8, 2008

Full video of the second 2008 Presidential Debate with Sen. John McCain and Barak Obama from C-SPAN.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBiVJtZc00

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US military presence in Afghanistan enters eighth year

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 8, 2008

It has been seven years since a US-led military coalition invaded Afghanistan.  The mission was to capture Osama bin Laden, destroy al-Qaeda and remove the Taliban regime.

Al-Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr takes a look at the situation in Afghanistan seven years on.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZykHuzF9m8

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Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force Steel Orchestra

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 7, 2008

Here is a clip from the Edinburgh Military Tattoo from 2007 with the Trinidad & Tobago Defense Force Steel Orchestra, the only military steelband symphony in the world. For more about Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island in the Caribbean Click Here
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBXDSmQGQr0

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Blood Feud

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 6, 2008

A blood feud in Albaniaa country where taking revenge is a virtual duty.

Source: NationalGeographic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM6f43giUcg

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Tragedy inspires hope for China’s orphans

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 6, 2008

China’s government estimates that 150,000 children are living on its streets, while aid agencies say the number is much higher and fear its still growing.

Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from China’s Sha’anxi Province where she talks with a Chinese native who draws from his experience to help the new generation of homeless kids.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WZpbSjHxRs

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Gulf markets fall among uncertainty

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 5, 2008

Markets in the Middle East have closed deep in the red. They had been spared the pain over the last five days because they were closed for Eid holidays. But no respite for them today. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Doha, Qatar.
Source: Al Jazeera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UuQtx3Za7k

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