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Liberian police open fire on Ebola protesters

aljazeera.com — Police in the Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350. In the sprawling oceanfront West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia, at least four people were injured in clashes with security forces, witnesses said.
Aug 21, 2014

Liberia security forces fire on residents after blockading neighbourhood with chairs, tables & barbed wire over Ebola aje.me/VFBlmc

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Twitter users call for #ISISMediaBlackout following purported beheading of US journalist

stream.aljazeera.com — Social media boycott of Islamic State spreads after the alleged execution of missing journalist James Foley.

Decrying grisly murder, Obama vows to fight on against Islamic State

america.aljazeera.com — President Barack Obama responded Wednesday to the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) group that spans Syria and Iraq, declaring that the world stood "appalled by the brutal murder." And Obama vowed to press on with airstrikes against the group despite warnings by IS that it would kill a second American captive unless U.S.
Aug 20, 2014

No good options for US in Iraq after Foley execution as Islamic State promises more, by @tomkutsch @AJAM alj.am/1oec9Kh

Aug 20, 2014

RT @ajam: Decrying grisly murder, Obama vows to fight on against Islamic State alj.am/1oSuAdn

Myanmar asks for shunning 'Rohingya' name

aljazeera.com — Myanmar's government has been pressuring aid workers and foreign officials not to speak "Rohingya" name, activists and UN officials say. 'How will the rights of the Rohingya be protected by people who won't even use the word 'Rohingya'?'' Tun Khin, president of the activist group Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, told the Associated Press news agency.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @matthewfsmith: Myanmar gvt shuns "Rohingya" name, @HRW's @DSMathiesonHRW eloquently denounces donors & aid groups refusing the term: ht…

Kinloch connection: Ferguson fueled by razing of historic black town

america.aljazeera.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Long-time north St. Louis County resident Geralda Ray believes that the focus of the protests in the suburb of Ferguson should stay centered on the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown. But as she held her sign near the spot Brown was killed last week, Ray thought about the Missouri town of Kinloch: a place she had once called home.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @hayaelna: Another reason for the anger. Kinloch connection: #Ferguson fueled by razing of historic black town via @AJAM alj.am/1pYhwRO

Aug 20, 2014

Another reason for the anger. Kinloch connection: #Ferguson fueled by razing of historic black town via @AJAM alj.am/1pYhwRO

Aug 20, 2014

RT @FrancesCatanio: "Many who lived in Kinloch feel the system that took Mike Brown is connected to the one that bulldozed their town" alj.am/1pYhwRO

Aug 20, 2014

RT @RyanSchuessler1: #Ferguson is not happening in a vacuum. There are many factors playing in to the frustration. Kinloch is one of them: america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/…

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Photos: Aftermath of Hiroshima landslide

america.aljazeera.com — Disaster on city's outskirts kills 36, with at least seven still missing

'World is watching' troubled US suburb

aljazeera.com — Ferguson, United States - US Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in the violence-ravaged suburb of Ferguson and said the "eyes of the nation" are fixed on protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Doomsday dam could bring Iraqis together

america.aljazeera.com — Water stole the show from oil in Iraq last week, as Kurdish peshmerga soldiers and forces loyal to the government in Baghdad routed Islamic State (IS) fighters from Mosul and a nearby strategic dam - that's shoddy construction may in some ways be even more dangerous than IS, experts said Wednesday.

The struggle for Philly's school systems

america.aljazeera.com — An $81 million shortfall is threatening to see some schools not even open
Aug 20, 2014

RT @AJRealMoney: America's 8th largest school district that can barely afford to open its doors this fall alj.am/Xw2f1t @AliVelshi @PhillyTrib

Intensified fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

america.aljazeera.com — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, in battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said. The Ukrainian troops are trying to encircle Donetsk, the largest city still in rebel hands, and to drive the rebels out of the city of Luhansk.

Sikh basketball players gain congressional support to lift ban on turbans

america.aljazeera.com — Two U.S. congressmen launched a campaign urging the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to reconsider its policy after two Sikh players were asked to remove their turbans during an international basketball game last month. In a letter sent Tuesday to FIBA president Yvan Mainini, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Rep.
Aug 20, 2014

Sikh basketball players gain congressional support to lift ban on turbans via @AJAM alj.am/1AxYre3

India's 'Iron Lady' released after 14 years

aljazeera.com — An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities has been released from a prison hospital in Manipur where doctors had force fed her to keep her alive.