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Al Jazeera marks 300 days of staff jailing

aljazeera.com — Al Jazeera is marking the 300 days three of the network's reporters have been jailed in Egypt with 300 seconds of silence on air. Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on December 29, 2013 under false charges of aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false news.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @AJENews: Spend 5 mins w/ AJE reflecting on our journalists' plight in Egypt - #300days in jail on false charges: aje.me/1wqlkyd #FreeAJStaff

Oct 24, 2014

RT @mmbilal: "[our children] are young, they are attached to their father. They keep crying, asking him to come home" aje.me/1siF5CD #FreeAJStaff

Oct 24, 2014

"[our children] are young, they are attached to their father. They keep crying, asking him to come home" aje.me/1siF5CD #FreeAJStaff

Oct 24, 2014

RT @AlJazeera: Watch the montage as Al Jazeera marks 300 days of staff jailing #FreeAJStaff trib.al/TGLZtfw

Oct 24, 2014

Spend 5 mins w/ AJE reflecting on our journalists' plight in Egypt - #300days in jail on false charges: aje.me/1wqlkyd #FreeAJStaff

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NY, NJ announce mandatory Ebola quarantines

america.aljazeera.com — The governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other travelers who have had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. The move came after a New York City doctor who returned to the U.S.

Amnesty: Iran set to hang woman at dawn

aljazeera.com — Amnesty International is calling on Iran to suspend the imminent hanging of a 26-year-old women convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was scheduled to be executed at dawn on Saturday, was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @AJENews: In last-ditch attempt, Amnesty calls on #Iran to suspend imminent hanging of 26-year-old woman at dawn on Saturday. aje.me/12tuujy

Who really runs Washington?

projects.aljazeera.com — Who really runs Washington? Watch a personalized video about the influence of money in politics.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @ajam: How much have your representatives spent on political campaigns? Enter your location to watch an interactive video alj.am/1vZhxcb

Undercover investigation: Indiana’s gun pipeline to Chicago (part one)

america.aljazeera.com — In Chicago, police seized more guns last year than in New York and Los Angeles combined, with many coming from Indiana

Mali Ebola victim travelled while contagious

aljazeera.com — Mali's first Ebola victim, a two-year-old girl, has died of the disease amid an alert she travelled across the country by bus while contagious. The World Health Organisation on Friday said the two-year-old girl was bleeding from her nose during her journey on public transport and may have infected many people.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @AJENews: Girl who died of #Ebola in #Mali may have infected others; Was bleeding as she, grandmother took public transport: aje.me/1nDau7s

‘Fracking tax’ in play in Pennsylvania governor race

america.aljazeera.com — Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Corbett's reelection campaign is being fought, and lost, over the issue of public education. Corbett has consistently trailed his Democratic opponent by double digits in polls where voters have repeatedly identified education as their number one electoral priority.

In Pictures: The other side of North Korea

aljazeera.com — Communist country is often described as the Hermit Kingdom, but government minders like to show a different side.

Football coach’s fight against Ebola

m.aljazeera.com — Former Sierra Leone coach, 29, opts against fleeing the country in order to manage a youth academy. The 29-year-old Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry became the youngest coach in international football when he took over as Sierra Leone boss last year.

The creator of the 'Ebola serum' is 99% certain it works

america.aljazeera.com — When Charles Arntzen suggested using tobacco to fight Ebola back in 2002, people thought he was crazy. Now, drug developers are racing to produce more doses of ZMapp. Arntzen's "secret serum" is widely credited with saving the lives of two American aid workers.

300 days in prison

stream.aljazeera.com — Al Jazeera calls for the immediate release of its detained journalists.
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I survived Ebola

america.aljazeera.com — After 14 years of civil war, which cost the lives of more than 250,000 Liberians, my country is confronting yet another hardship. Our latest battle for survival is being waged against a new enemy, one just as dogged, menacing and deadly: Ebola.

Ferguson police committed human rights abuses, rights group says

america.aljazeera.com — Police in Ferguson, Missouri committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager in August, an international human rights organization said in a report published Friday. Amnesty International found that U.S.

Iraq's bomb squad: clearing the path ahead

aljazeera.com — Roadside bombs and other explosive devices are one of the many challenges Iraqi soldiers face while trying to take back territory from ISIL. The troops have launched a major offensive to take Tikrit and Baiji, which their bomb disposal unit hopes to aid by clearing the way.

The FBI wants Apple to make a defective phone

america.aljazeera.com — Last month Apple and Google announced improved encryption schemes for their mobile devices. Once in place, no other parties, including the companies themselves, will be capable of extracting locally stored data without the user's passcode, even if they have physical access to the device.

Huge blast rocks Egypt army checkpoint

aljazeera.com — At least 25 people have been killed in an attack on an army checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai, state media reported. The attack on Friday afternoon hit an army checkpoint at Karm al-Qawadeis, southwest of Sheikh Zueid.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @AJENews: 25 reported dead in North Sinai in one of worst attacks on Egyptian security forces in recent years. aje.me/12qBcqw

WHO hopes for Ebola vaccinations this year

aljazeera.com — Mass trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine could start in West Africa in December and several hundred thousand doses could be available by the first half of next year, the World Health Organisation has said. The WHO's assistant director general Marie-Paule Kieny said on Friday that two potential vaccines were undergoing clinical trials.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @AJENews: WHO says mass trials of an experimental #Ebola vaccine could start in West Africa in December - aje.me/1woHLnx

'Bomb trains': A crude awakening for Richmond, Calif.

america.aljazeera.com — Lipo Chanthanasak was inspired to join APEN because of previous experiences with Richmond's oil industry. The city is dominated by petrochemical plants, most of them clustered near the Kinder Morgan terminal. In July 1993, an explosion at a General Chemical refinery occurred while his wife was driving in the neighborhood with the windows rolled down.
Oct 24, 2014

'Bomb trains': A crude awakening for Richmond, Calif. via @AJAM alj.am/1tO3w2d

#FreeAJStaff: 300 days in prison

stream.aljazeera.com — Al Jazeera calls for the immediate release of its detained journalists.