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South African legend Miriam Makeba dies

Posted by Zeeska Lee on November 10, 2008

Miriam Makeba, or ‘Mama Africa’, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice, has died at the age of 76, leaving a great legacy behind.

Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari looks back at her life of struggle and achievement.

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Beijing criticises US on human rights record

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 22, 2008

One of the big foreign policy challenges facing the next US president is how to handle China.

Trade has grown exponentially between the two nations but bilateral ties remain strained.

The US accuses Beijing of locking up political dissidents and brutally suppressing a separatist movement by Uighur Muslims.

But China has published its own reports on human rights abuses in the US, saying Washington has been incapable of lifting many African-Americans out of poverty.

In our second of a series of reports examing this fractious relationship, Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng has more

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Al Jazeera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2eKfd62BMY

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Cambodia’s thriving child prostitution industry

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 21, 2008

Child prostitution in Cambodia is often associated with foreign sex tourists but Al Jazeera has found new evidence which suggests that the clientele are mostly local men, including members of the country’s elite.

Al Jazeera’s David Hawkins reports from Phnom Penh.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44adVh9-NoQ

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China’s media laws under scrutiny

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 18, 2008

China’s temporary media laws – designed to give greater, freedoms to foreign journalists during the Olympics, are due to expire on Friday.

The Chinese government has given no indication that it plans to renew the law.

That could see reporters once again having to seek permission every time they want to leave Beijing.

Melissa Chan reports.

Source: Al Jazeera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Fm6VdV-Dk

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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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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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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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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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Indian Christians accuse police of ‘taking sides’

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 5, 2008

More than 30 people have been killed in recent weeks in clashes between Hindu and Christian groups in India’s eastern state of Orissa and with tensions remaining high, there are fears the violence is speading south.

Al Jazeera’s Matt McClure reports from Mangalore, where the police are being accused of siding with the Hindus against the church-going community.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCHPmzk0kEQ

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