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Journalist covering prosecutor's death flees Argentina

aljazeera.com — A journalist who broke the news of the death of an Argentine federal prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre has fled the country. Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald left the country on Saturday, the local journalism group Foro de Periodismo Argentino said.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @DavidGrann: Journalist Covering Prosecutor's Death Flees Argentina on.digg.com/1tdMkmM via @Digg

Jan 25, 2015

Journalist Covering Prosecutor's Death Flees Argentina on.digg.com/1tdMkmM via @Digg

Erdogan: The hero of Somalia

aljazeera.com — Ambassador Abukar Arman is the former Somalia special envoy to the United States and a foreign policy analyst. There was never any doubt that Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would receive a hero's welcome in Somalia. On Thursday, he vowed to go ahead with the trip despite a bomb attack in Mogadishu on the eve of his planned visit.

Boko Haram launches offensive on Nigeria's Maiduguri

aljazeera.com — Boko Haram has launched a major offensive in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri and the town of Monguno, engaging in fierce battles with the military. Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja, the capital, said the army was attempting to stop the fall of Maidiguri on Sunday and was enforcing an immediate curfew on the city, the largest in Borno State.

Greece exit polls show victory for left-wing Syriza

aljazeera.com — Greece has begun voting in an election expected to bring in a government led by the left-wing Syriza party, which has promised to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @nycjim: Left-wing Syriza party headed for victory in #Greece. Party committed to canceling austerity terms of EU bailout. aljazeera.com/news/2015/01/v…

Jan 25, 2015

Left-wing Syriza party headed for victory in #Greece. Party committed to canceling austerity terms of EU bailout. aljazeera.com/news/2015/01/v…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @AJENews: Exit polls for Greece's general election point to a victory for the anti-austerity Syriza party as voting ends. aje.io/5asl

Nigerian women caught in Italy's sex-trade trap

aljazeera.com — A record number of women from Nigeria have arrived in Italy over the past year, and experts fear they are the victims of the growing illegal sex trade in Europe. More than 1,200 Nigerian women arrived in Italy by boat in 2014, compared to just 300 the previous year, according to a new report by the International Organisation for Migration.

Escaping Boko Haram on the Road From Bama

america.aljazeera.com — There she saw familiar faces, neighbors from Bama, including Bukkor Ali, a 27-year-old college student. Ali, who used a pseudonym out of fear for his safety, said Boko Haram fighters shot four of his friends. "I saw Boko Haram with my naked eyes. They looked like the Nigerian army," he said.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @petertinti: Some great quotes here. "Escaping Boko Haram: The road from Bama," via @AJAM alj.am/1AUjYLO #Nigeria

Jan 25, 2015

Some great quotes here. "Escaping Boko Haram: The road from Bama," via @AJAM alj.am/1AUjYLO #Nigeria

Jan 25, 2015

RT @alexis_ok: “Some of the Boko Haram were tall and very black. Some ... looked like Arabs and Chadians" @chikaoduah in NE Nigeria alj.am/1GUOFcp

ISIL offer to swap Japanese hostage for Iraqi woman

aljazeera.com — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has reportedly demanded the release of an Iraqi woman detained in Jordan in exchange for a Japanese-national they have held captive. In a video recording posted online on Saturday, Kenji Goto, a freelance Japanese journalist abducted while reporting on Syria's civil war last year, spoke of ISIL's demand for a prisoner exchange to guarantee his release.

Protests mark fourth anniversary of Egyptian uprising

aljazeera.com — A protester was killed in clashes with police in Egypt's second city Alexandria, officials said, as the country marked the fraught anniversary of its 2011 popular uprising. Officials accuse the protester of shooting at police during a demonstration on Sunday before security forces killed him, they said.

Iran foreign minister summoned over walk with Kerry

aljazeera.com — Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with US Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a report by the country's official IRNA news agency. On January 14, on the sidelines of ongoing nuclear negotiations, Zarif took a 15-minute walk through the streets of Geneva with Kerry.
Jan 25, 2015

#Iran ForeignMinister, Javad #Zarif summoned before parliament over his recent stroll w/ Secretary of State #Kerry aljazeera.com/news/middleeas…

Why Obama finds Modi so special

aljazeera.com — White House Correspondent The Obama Administration is doing something it doesn't usually do. As the president gets ready to fly to India they are stressing the bond he shares with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Who are Saudi Arabia's new crown princes?

aljazeera.com — The new king of Saudi Arabia moved quickly to announce his new crown princes, elevating Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz al-Saud to first in line and naming the country's minister of interior to the deputy position.

China's home invasion

aljazeera.com — Cashed up and determined to buy, Jennifer Tao is a real estate agent's dream. The Shanghai native owns five houses in California and has a property portfolio worth $8m. Tao is one of thousands of wealthy Chinese buying homes abroad - from Californian mansions and Manhattan apartments to Sydney family homes.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @AJEnglish: As thousands of Chinese are hunting for their dream homes abroad, we investigate the impact of their shopping spree. aje.io/egck

Jan 25, 2015

RT @AJEnglish: As many Chinese are hunting for their dream homes abroad, @AJ101East investigates the impact of their shopping spree. aje.io/ppp6

Heavy symbolism of Obama's India visit

aljazeera.com — Gregory Aftandilian is a Senior Fellow for the Middle East at the Center for National Policy in Washington, DC. He is a former Middle East analyst for the US Departments of State and Defense, and a former staffer of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. US President Barack Obama's trip to India is laced with symbolism.

The Rat Tribe of Beijing

projects.aljazeera.com — Young migrants who come to Beijing for work or to follow their dreams often look for the cheapest housing--and find it underground, in converted bomb shelters and hidden warrens of windowless rooms, where they can save money, socialize and even find a strange kind of peace unavailable to them in the hubbub of city life.
Jan 25, 2015

Cool project on China's upwardly-mobile, underground-living rat tribe: projects.aljazeera.com/2015/01/underg… @chiyin_sim photos

Jan 25, 2015

Kudos to @chiyin_sim & @ajam for this exceptional multi-media peek into underground kingdom of Beijing's 'Rat Tribe' projects.aljazeera.com/2015/01/underg…

Jan 25, 2015

Wow: Meet the members of Beijing's Rat Tribe, migrants who rent cheap rooms underground: projects.aljazeera.com/2015/01/underg… pic.twitter.com/N1NsW5W6V9

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The New Scramble for Africa

aljazeera.com — Decades after the European powers carved up the African continent for their own imperial needs, Africa is undergoing a new wave of resource and strategic exploitation - some are calling it the new scramble for Africa. The United States is increasing its footprint across Africa with AFRICOM, fighting terrorism and ensuring stability are the trumpeted motivations.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @KtyYahoo: RT @AJEmpire @marwanbishara skilfully hosts Excellent "The New Scramble for Afica". Enquiring & original. Excellent! http://…

Al Jazeera English

aljazeera.com — Menelaos Tzafalias is a freelance journalist and producer based in Athens, Greece. He has worked as an associate producer on the documentary "Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre", a story about migrants and labour relations in early 20th century America.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @basteiro: Interesante análisis de @tzaf sobre las repercusiones de las elecciones griegas. aje.io/4tkv

Jan 25, 2015

#Greekelections should teach us that new forms of political participation must be invented, writes @tzaf aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio…

India's American dream

aljazeera.com — The visiting US president and the Indian prime minister have a few things in common: Both are excellent orators, both sold a dream to their nations and both have won elections contrary to expectations - "America can't elect a black president" and "India can't elect a Modi."

Obama Visits an India With Religious Intolerance

america.aljazeera.com — In the middle of the night on Jan. 14, a man walked into a church in India's capital city of New Delhi. He folded his hands together, bowed in respect to a statue of the Virgin Mary and then proceeded to vandalize the church.
Jan 25, 2015

.@zahirj on the religious intolerance underlying #ObamaInIndia & the economic shortcomings underlying everything else america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/…

Anniversary of Egypt's revolution turns violent

america.aljazeera.com — Thousands of Egyptian protesters chanted "down with the military and the regime" and "Interior Ministry are thugs" at a funeral on Sunday for a young mother and activist who was shot dead by security forces during a peaceful protest marking the fourth anniversary of Egypt's Arab Spring revolution, according to local media.
Jan 25, 2015

While Sissi lionized as great white hope at #Davos2015 his regime showed a different face at home alj.am/15wyDUB