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Ethiopians mourn Meles Zenawi

The body of Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi has been flown back to Addis Ababa. Thousands of people turned out to pay their respects for their leader that died at age of 57 after more than two decades in power. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow report from Addis Ababa.

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Aleppo fighters unable to repel air attacks

The strategic northern city of Aleppo remains the focus of the latest violence in Syria, home to some of the most devastating fighting seen in the last 18 months. The opposition fighters’ weapons are unable to protect them from attacks from the air, and such sorties are causing the most casualties among rebel ranks. Al […]

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Hostages in northern Mali in plea for help

Al Jazeera has obtained footage of Western nationals taken hostage in northern Mali last year. The three men are urging their governments to secure their release. Reports indicate that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb is demanding the release of certain prisoners in return for freeing the hostages. Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports.

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Syrian crisis sparks kidnappings in Lebanon

The war in Syria is kickstarting old sectarian tensions across the border in Lebanon. One powerful Shia clan has kidnapped more than 20 Syrians and a Turkish businessman. The al-Meqdad say they will resume kidnappings soon if they do not secure the release of one of their clansmen being held in Damascus by the rebel […]

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Thousands remain homeless in Assam

Last month’s ethnic riots in northeastern India left dozens of people dead. The violence pitted Muslim Bengali settlers against the mainly Hindu Bodo tribes in Assam state. Al Jazeera’s Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.

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South African miners’ village fury at deaths

South African opposition politicians are calling for the government to be held responsible for last week’s violence at a platinum mine. A total of 44 people, including 34 shot by police on Thursday, have died after protests for better working conditions and pay turned violent. At Wonderkop mining village, where most of the miners who […]

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Obama’s ‘smart power’ yields mixed results

President Barack Obama has tried to distance his politics from previous administrations with a policy called “smart power”. Officials say “smart power” is an investment of time and money in defence, diplomacy, and development and is not a diversion from tackling major crises. However, this method has not always worked. Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports […]

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Malaysian economy continues to thrive

As the economic recession continues to bite Europe, in Malaysia the economy is on track of achieving a five per cent growth for the year. Government reforms, a special task force identifying key industries for growth, such as education, health care and approved multi-billion dollar development projects across the country, are policies that have created […]

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‘Hypersonic’ aircraft put to the test

The US Air Force planned a key test of an experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 6500kph. The unmanned X-51A WaveRider, the military’s latest attempt at hypersonic flight, was expected to reach Mach 6 after it is dropped by a B-52 bomber and takes flight off the […]

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Al Jazeera correspondent reports from Aleppo

Mazen Ibrahim, an Al Jazeera correspondent in Aleppo, said heavy fighting between government forces and rebels continued to rage in several districts on Tuesday.

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News Bulletin 20:00 GMT update

The main headlines on Al Jazeera English, featuring the latest news and reports from around the world.

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More protests at South African mines

At least nine people have been killed at a mine there since Friday in clashes between rival unions. Two of the dead are police officers. They were hacked to death with machetes. Al Jazeera’s Tania Page explains more from Rustenburg.

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Cash is still king for debt-averse Germans

Germany is lending its European neighbors billions of dollars to save the eurozone. But the German people are very reluctant to get into debt themselves. In fact, people there use cash to pay for things at a far higher rate than in other big economies. And most Germans would rather rent their home than buy, […]

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News Bulletin 14:35GMT update

The main headlines on Al Jazeera English, featuring the latest news and reports from around the world.

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Rescue after Ugandan helicopters crash

Recovery efforts are continuing after three Ugandan military helicopters crashed in a remote part of Kenya. At least two people have been confirmed dead. The aircraft were on their way to an African Union mission in Somalia. Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste joined the rescue mission and filed this report from Mount Kenya.

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