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Cousin marriage is a centuries old tradition, but many question it based on the health risks. What's the solution, pre-marital testing or banning it altogether?
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The Malian government has signed a ceasefire deal with Tuareg rebels. Half of the country was lost to separatist fighters during an invasion last year. The army will now return to the rebel held town of Kidal in the north. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.
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The former hospital manager at the centre of Spain's "stolen babies" scandal has been giving evidence at a court in Madrid.
It is thought that as many as 300,000 newborn babies were stolen from their mothers and sold over a 40-year period.A Spanish judge will now hear evidence and decide whether there is enough for a trial.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Madrid.
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Anti-government protests have escalated in Bosnia over the issuing of identity documents. On Monday, a funeral was held for a Bosnian baby whose specialist treatment abroad was delayed because she had no ID card. All children born since February are without personal documents as the government bickers over how to define new identity numbers. Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports.
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Emergency workers in India are scrambling to rescue people affected by heavy flooding in the north. Torrential rains have washed away hundreds of homes and roads, killing at least 64 people and leaving thousands stranded. Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports.
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The Taliban will continue to attack US targets in Afghanistan but will simultaneously seek to end the conflict by pursuing peace talks, a spokesman of the armed group told Al Jazeera.
Tuesday's announcement came as the Taliban opened a political office in the Qatari capital, Doha, to help start talks on ending the 12-year-old conflict, saying it wanted a political solution that would bring about a just government and end foreign occupation.
Taliban spokesman Mohammad Sohail Shaheen, a member of the newly opened political office, stressed that there is no ceasefire with the US and its allies and that the Taliban "simultaneously follows political and military options".
"There is no ceasefire [with the US] now. They are attacking us and we are attacking them," Shaheen said.
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The main focus of the second day of talks at the G8 conference has been about cracking down on international tax evasion. Leaders want to keep pressing for legislation to cut down on the criminal use of shell companies. However, they did not take firmer action for now to tighten rules on tax evasion and money laundering. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Enniskillen.
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The United States will engage in direct peace negotiations with the Taliban in Qatar next week, aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan, senior White House officials have said. Tuesday's announcement came as the Taliban opened a political office in the Qatari capital, Doha, to help start talks on ending the 12-year-old conflict, saying it wanted a political solution that would bring about a just government and end foreign occupation. Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports from Doha.
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Fighting in and around Aleppo between Syrian rebels and government forces has seriously affected residents' lives in the northern city.
Homes have been destroyed forcing many Syrians to move to the countryside, which has also not escaped the violence.
Syrian activists say there have been strikes on the Minakh military base, west of Aleppo, as well.
Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports
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Every year during the dry season in Indonesia, fires are lit to help farmers clear their land after the harvest.
The smoke from the fires has spread as far as Singapore, creating the worst air pollution it has seen in 16 years.
Singapore has urged Indonesia to take action against the farming practice known as slash and burn.
Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt reports from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
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Police in Turkey have raided homes and detained dozens of people across the country.
It comes after nearly three weeks of anti-government protests.
Al Jazeera's Hasem Ahalebarra, reporting from Istanbul, has more about the arrests.
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South African game parks are poisoning the horns of live Rhinos in order to save them from extinction.
They're injecting them with a dye to make the horns less valuable to poachers.
It doesn't hurt the animal, but it can harm humans who may use the contaminated horns for medicine.
Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Simba Mbili Game Reserve.
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As President Obama appoints an official to edge the closing of the facility, we ask if any real progress is being made? Shihab Rattansi discusses with guests: David Remes, the legal director of Appeal for Justice, a human rights and civil liberties litigation firm who represents 18 Guantanamo detainees; Carlos Warner, a federal public defender who represents 11 Guantanamo prisoners; PJ Crowley who has served as US assistant secretary of state for public affairs between 2009 and 2011.
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Al Jazeera talks to Hashmatallah Moslih, who used to work as an adviser to the former Afghan President, Burhuddin Rabbani, and is currently an Al Jazeera executive in Doha.
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The Venezuelan government is considering a ban on baby bottles to promote breast feeding. Supporters say it would improve children's health, but some mothers don't want the government telling them how to feed their children. Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.
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International soldiers are stepping back from Afghanistan after 12 years of fighting, and now Afghan forces will take charge. It was a war born out of the co-ordinated attacks on the US on September 11, 2001. The American president at the time, George Bush called it the War on Terror - and it became synonymous with the hunt for Osama bin Laden, 12 years later, and the war in Afghanistan has reached a major milestone.
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There are complaints in Indonesia that its mosques are too loud.
So now the the country's National Mosque Council is working to upgrade the sound systems on more than 250-thousand mosques.
Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from West Java.
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Six months ago the Netherlands was shocked over the killing of a volunteer football linesman who died after he was knocked to the ground and repeatedly beaten during a game.
Seven youths and one of the parents have been convicted for their part in the violence, but the soul-searching in the Netherlands is likely to go on far beyond the end of the court case.
Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.
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Brazil has seen its biggest protests in almost two decades. Demonstrations began earlier this month over an increase in bus fares and high ticket prices for next year's World Cup. There have been violent clashes with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.
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A video showing misbehaviour among monks has caused a stir in Thailand, with images showing the followers of Buddhism on a plane, wearing sunglasses and carrying designer bags. The country's governing religious body is investigating the footage. Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.
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A Spanish doctor is due to appear in court where it is hoped he could reveal answers to a 'stolen babies' scandal in Spain. Dr Eduardo Vela was in charge of several hospitals and clinics, where it is believed newborns were taken from their mothers and put up for adoption. The practice started under the dictatorship of General Franco, specifically targeting parents considered too left wing, and continued to the 1980s. Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Madrid.
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For the first time, the U.S. government has revealed exactly which Guantanamo Bay prisoners it won't try - and are too dangerous to release. The Obama administration Task Force in 2010 classified the men as ineligible for release, transfer or prosecution. Their names and nationalities were released to the Miami Herald, after the newspaper sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act. Two of them have since died: one commited suicide, the other from a heart attack. About half are from Yemen. One of them is Salman Yahya Hassan Mohammad Rabei'i. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow spoke to his family in Sanaa.
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Indonesia's parliament has approved an aid package for the poor. But it has also raised the price of fuel by 40 percent. Southeast Asia's largest economy has long enjoyed some of the cheapest petrol in the world. But those days could soon be over. Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt reports from Jakarta.
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A second Canadian mayor is now embroiled in scandal. The mayor of Montreal has been arrested for fraud, while Toronto's Mayor has been linked to the city's underworld. It has got some people questioning if Canada is as wholesome as its international image suggests. Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Toronto.
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The G8 leaders say they have a shared interest in stopping the violence in Syria, but they cannot agree on how to do it.
The US and Russian presidents have been meeting in Northern Ireland at a summit of some of the world's richest countries.
Despite these latest efforts, they seem as far apart as ever.
Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.
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The Taliban is set to open an office in Qatar's capital city of Doha.
The move, which has been on the cards for months, is aimed at facilitating peace talks.
Speaking live from Washington, Nabi Misdaq, an Afghan political analyst and journalist, tells Al Jazeera that the move is a "significant development".
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The US Supreme Court has handed down a ruling expected to have a big impact on voting in the country.
It says the state of Arizona can no longer demand that immigrants provide proof at the ballot box that they are US citizens.
Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports.
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Protests are gathering steam again in Brazil. Police estimate 30,000 thousand people are rallying in Sao Paulo - the biggest demonstration yet. For days now, protesters have been criticizing the government for rising costs of both transport and the 2014 World Cup. 20,000 protestors are marching in Rio De Janeiro and another 6,000 in Brasilia. These protests for the most part have been peaceful. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports.
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Chinese scientists have unveiled a supercomputer twice as powerful as any existing machine. Aside from the Milky Way Two's extraordinary speed, the massive computer is remarkable in a number of other ways. Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.
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Rebel fighters in Syria say up to 60 government soldiers have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in Aleppo province. The two sides are locked in a fierce battle for control of Aleppo, Syria's largest city. More than half the city has been claimed by the rebels, but forces supporting President Bashar al-Assad are staging a fightback. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.
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Documents leaked by former CIA agent Edward Snowden appear to show Britain spied on G20 delegates during meetings back in 2009, Britain's Guardian newspaper has reported. Among the officials targeted were delegates from NATO ally Turkey, and South Africa. According to the files, British spies tricked delegates into using specially prepared Internet cafés. Those cafés allowed the spies to intercept communications and monitor email messages and phone calls through delegates' BlackBerry devices. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
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President Barak Obama is making moves in Washington which would give the 11 million people living illegally in the US a way to become an American citizen. Meanwhile millions of people a year are still trying to get to the United States any way they can. Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from the coast of Baja California.
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Australia will take on Iraq in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Sydney on Tuesday.
Iraq can't qualify for Brazil but the match is crucial for Australia. If they win, they'll go to the main competition next year. If they lose, or draw, Oman or Jordan -- who play each other later on Tuesday -- could leapfrog Australia to take the spot.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.
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A cleric who campaigned to steer Iran on a more moderate course has won the presidential election. It is an outcome that has pushed the country to the brink of an extraordinary political transformation, and lifted the spirits of those demanding reform.
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Many Afghan women fear the rights they have enjoyed for the past decade could be reversed once foreign forces leave the country.
Foreign troops will officially hand over the last of all combat roles to the Afghan forces on Tuesday.
Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Kabul.
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The South African government is considering sweeping new measures to combat alcohol abuse.
They include raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 and making it illegal to drink alcohol before driving.
Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Western Cape.
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The Yemeni government has launched a new campaign aimed at getting back kids to school and putting an end to child labour.
It is estimated that there 1.6 million child workers in the country and the government has a lot of catching up to do.
Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.
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More than a thousand ancient books and manuscripts stolen during Mali's conflict will be returned to Timbuktu.
They were looted from a library several months ago and recovered when armed rebels tried to smuggle them across the Algerian border.
Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall reports from Northern Mali.
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The start of football's Confederations Cup in Brazil has been marred by violent protests.
Demonstrators in major cities are furious about rising transport costs - and the huge amount of taxpayers' money being spent to host global sporting events.
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Rio De Janeiro.
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US President Barack Obama has renewed his pledge to close down Guantanamo Bay. But it is still not enough to convince some prisoners to end their hunger strike. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan has this update from Guantanamo. For more on this story click here: http://aje.me/10oYgDF
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News that the United States has been monitoring the private data of people around the world has been heavily criticised by civil rights groups. Now, President Barack Obama's administration has gone on the offensive to deny accusations that its spy agencies are guilty of widespread invasion of Americans' privacy. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.
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Turkey's Prime Minister has defended his treatment of anti-government protesters. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was his duty to evict activists from a square in the country's largest city. Meanwhile, demonstrators have continued to fight with police in Istanbul and Ankara. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Istanbul's Taksim Square. For our in-depth coverage of events in Turkey, visit our spotlight page: http://aje.me/130RFvv
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Russia and Britain can overcome their differences on the Syria conflict, British Prime Minister David Cameron said after meeting President Vladimir Putin in London.
The meeting was held on the eve of Monday's Group of Eight (G8) summit.
Moscow supplies weapons to the Syrian government, while the United States, Britain, and France are leading efforts to arm the opposition.
Neither side wants a proxy war, but their positions on Syria remain divided.
Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays reporting from Northern Ireland, says: "There is very little trust and not much chance of a breakthrough."
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Argentina's Football Association claim their decision to ban away fans from all matches has been a success, after a peaceful reaction to Independiente's relegation from the top flight.
Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires.
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Inside Syria, government forces are reportedly planning a major assault on the city Aleppo.But Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, says Syrian forces would meet heavy resistance, creating a large-scale humanitarian crisis.Egypt announced on Saturday that it was cutting diplomatic ties with Syria.Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Antakya in southern Turkey.
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Pope Francis has blessed some of the 35,000 Harley Davidson motorbike riders in Rome for the the motorcycle company's 110th anniversary. Many of the celebratory party dropped in to Vatical City to to receive an official endorsement by the Vatican.Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome.
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President Mohammed Morsi has announced that Egypt is cutting diplomatic ties with Syria.Syria's Information Minister called the decision irresponsible and accused Cairo of joining a US-led conspiracy to divide and control the Middle East.Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.
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New York City is overcrowded - a city of 7 million people and growing. But during the next few decades, many won't be able to find a place to call home. So developers are looking at a solution that's popular in Tokyo and Mumbai: Micro apartments. Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.
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As the US answers the opposition's call for arms, how does this change the situation on the ground? To discuss the latest developments, Inside Syria, with presenter Fauziah Ibrahim, discusses with guests: Khaled Saleh, the head of the media office of the Syrian National Coalition; Mark Kimmitt, a former US state department official under President George W Bush and a retired Brigadier General who also served as deputy assistant secretary of defence for the Middle East; and Ammar Waqqaf, a Syrian political activist.
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Turkish government is drafting in reinforcements as anti-government protesters head back onto the streets of Istanbul.
The flashpoint, Taksim Square, is closed to the public but demonstrators say they hope to re-enter in the next few hours.
And with two rival rallies due to take place, tensions are rising in the capital - as Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports
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More than 18 million Iranians voted for a man who many hope will now bring change.
Hassan Rouhani defied expectations by winning an outright victory in the first round of the Presidential election.
Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Tehran.
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Nearly four decades have passed since the Soweto uprising that led to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, but young people in that country are still facing major challenges.
High rates of HIV infections in schools and poverty are among some of the biggest challenges.
Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Pretoria, South Africa.
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On Thursday, President Barack Obama agreed to expand the level of US military support for the Syrian rebels. The decision comes after the White house said it had conclusive evidence chemical weapons were being used by the Assad government; an act president Obama has repeatedly described as crossing a Red Line. We ask if the implication of the US to stop Assad's regime from using chemical weapons can shift the balance on the ground. To discuss the latest developments, Inside Syria, with presenter Fauziah Ibrahim, discusses with guests: Khaled Saleh, Head of the Media Office of the Syrian National Coalition; Mark Kimmitt, a Former US State Department official under President George W. Bush and a retired Brigadier General who also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East; and Ammar Waqqaf, a Syrian political activist.
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Developers of a new smartphone app in India are hoping to help millions of people who do not have access or cannot afford a doctor.
They have invented a mobile application where the phone's camera can test urine for certain medical conditions.
Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Mumbai.
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An attempt to cover up the suicide of a South Korean convenience store owner has put the spotlight on an industry worth an annual $8bn.
Campaigners say the industry is exploitative and abusive.
More than half of South Korea's 25,000 such shops are either losing money or just scraping by.
Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.
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Tightened security across Northern Ireland for this year's G8 summit is costing the UK $75m and angering many locals.
As world leaders arrive, shops that have been forced to close by the recession in the small town of Enniskillen have been spruced up to make it look as if they are thriving.
The extra police presence and the costs of painting and tarmacking the town have annoyed people at a time of austerity cuts.
Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Enniskillen.
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Egypt's President says he is severing diplomatic relations with Syria. Mohamed Morsi made the announcement in front of thousands at a 'support for Syria' rally in Cairo. He has ordered the closure of the embassies in Damascus and the Egyptian capital. And he has called on world powers not to hesitate in enforcing a no-fly zone over the embattled country. Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo.
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Turkish riot police have stormed Gezi Park firing tear gas and water cannon to evict hundreds of anti-government protesters, hours after an ultimatum from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from Istanbul.
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Tens of thousands of Iranians are celebrating their next president - Hassan Rouhani. The moderate cleric who is backed by reformists, overwhelmingly beat his hardline rivals - securing just over 50 percent of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off. Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Tehran.
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Georgia's ancient bathhouses have been a favourite stop for weary travellers including Venetian Explorer Marco Polo. Russian Poet Alexander Pushkin immortalised the baths in verse. But bathers have begun to lose interest in the services of traditional Georgian masseurs because the exclusive bathhouses are more costly.Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from the Georgia's capital Tbilisi.
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The latest round of peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC continue in Havana. But Colombia's second biggest guerilla group, the National Liberation Army, known as ELN, is not part of the negotiations.Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from the group's stronghold in Arauca.
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Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has secured just more than 50 percent of the Iran presidential ballot to win the election, the Interior minister has said. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar told a press conference on Saturday that Rouhani had won Iran's presidential election with more than 18 million of the votes. Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Tehran.
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A gun and bomb attack near a women's university, and ensuing siege at a nearby hospital, in Quetta has killed at least 24 people, including 14 female students, and wounded dozens of others, police and local officials say. The first explosion happened on a bus near the campus of the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University, with a bomb hidden in the vehicle, reports said. The second blast struck the casualty ward of the Bolan Medical Complex, and firing continued in the aftermath. At least eight unidentified gunmen were reported to have taken positions in the hospital, and killed at least four security personnel who were attempting to resecure the facility and three nurses, local officials said. Al Jazeera's Osama bin Javaid reports.
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It appears the people have overwhelmingly backed a moderate to be their next president.Hassan Rouhani, a 64-year-old cleric supported by reformists, has won far more votes than his rivals, all of whom are hardliners.Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports.
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The PRISM controversy in the US has not just highlighted online privacy issues but shown up a massive security industry.
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Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani has taken a clear lead in Iran's presidential election based on the latest results, with about two-thirds of the total votes counted, according to the interior ministry and the AFP news agency.Rouhani, a former nuclear negotiator, leads with 11,754,013 votes of the 23,014,873 ballots to have been counted by 1100 GMT, 51 percent of counted votes. The Interior Ministry said that Rouhani is followed by Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf with 3,494,938 votes.
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Safety is always concern at a major sporting event. And Brazil has one or two to host over the next few years. The authorities says country is ready after investing $1 billion into safety for upcoming Confederations Cup, World Cup and Olympics. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Rio de Janiero.
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As Greece shuts down state broadcaster ERT, we ask how meeting eurozone bailout obligations is affecting press freedom. Inside Story, with Hazem Sika, discusses with guests: Kostas Ifantis, a professor of international relations at the University of Athens; Stephen Haseler, the director of the Global Policy Institute; and Yanis Varoufakis, a professor of economics at the University of Athens.
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Mehdi Hasan goes head to head with Thomas Friedman on the morality of America's global role. Is the US a force for good in the world?
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On this episode of South2North, Redi talks to three experts about the war we do not see. It does not involve guns and bullets, but its effects can be just as dangerous to the world we live in - cyberwar. What are the risks of cybercrime, cyberwar and cyber industrial espionage? Who are the criminals? How can you protect your business, your children and yourself? and what are the issues shaping the future of the world of cyber security?
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What are the issues behind the US decision to provide 'direct military aid' to the Syrian opposition now? Plus, two interns successfully sue a major film studio in a ruling that could have major implications for the US economy. Inside Story Americas, with presenter Shihab Rattansi, discusses with guests: Hillary Mann Leverett, Ross Perlin, and Ross Eisenberry.
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This week, Talk to Al Jazeera sits down with Frank Chikane to discuss his concerns about South Africa after Mandela, and the radical changes he thinks the country needs to implement before a revolt starts.
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Joint ventures with international companies and cameos by foreign actors have helped Chinese films gain a more compelling presence in world cinema.
At the start of the Shanghai Film Festival, Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas takes a closer look at the country's developing movie industry.
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In a few days, Northern Ireland will host a meeting of the world's biggest economies. UK Prime Minister David Cameron hopes the G8 summit will attract investment there. But also up for discussion is how to get more tax from big multinational companies. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Ireland.
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The Obama administration is saying little about how it will provide military support to the Syrian opposition. The US has decided to arm rebels after saying it is now sure the Syrian government is using chemical weapons. But that has sparked a new debate about whether peace between the rebels and the Assad government can be struck at the bargaining table. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan has the latest.
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In the United States there are around a million Iranian expatriates - many of them are entitled to vote and special polling stations have been set-up for them. But the turnout is not expected to be high. Many, especially the young, feel their vote is worthless. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.
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Investing in innovation was one of the government's priorities before the recession hit Spain.
Scientists, however, say that the financial crisis has damaged the country's future. They're holding demonstrations against government budget cuts, arguing that the new policies are forcing some of the country's best and brightest away from Spain.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Zaragoza in north-east Spain.
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Voting in Iran's presidential election has ended after an extension of four hours across the country and five hours in the capital Tehran because more people than expected appeared to have cast their vote.
The election, in which voters have a choice of six candidates, is the first for a head of government since a disputed 2009 ballot touched off months of political unrest in the Islamic Republic.
Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports live from Tehran.