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Al-Jazeera plans British and French television networks

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera television network said Monday it was preparing to launch a news channel in Britain while studies are at an advanced stage for a French-language channel. “We are currently working to launch a news channel from the United Kingdom,” said the network’s Director General Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani…

Gulf fishermen report eyeless shrimp, malformed fish hearts after oil spill

Dr. Jim Cowan, with Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography, spoke to Al Jazeera recently and described the regular complaints he gets from fishermen, who often warn of deformed sea life like eyeless shrimp, crabs without claws, fish whose hearts don’t fully form, and numerous creatures with unexplained lesions on…

California man creates exotic forest from trash

There maybe no better representative of the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” than 65-year-old Elmer Long. In a report from Al Jazeera English, Long has collected a bevy of trash items for over three decades and turned them into an exotic forest in California’s Mojave Desert. Bottles,…

‘Occupy Minnesota’ helps woman stay in her home

Add another foreclosure fight to the list taken on by “Occupy Wall Street” protesters across America. In a video interview from Al Jazeera, Minnesota resident Monique White explained that the local “Occupy” group helped her stay in her home since November after home loan bank Freddie Mac threatened to evict…

WATCH LIVE: Libya reacts to reports of Gaddafi’s death

Libyans celebrated Thursday as reports came in claiming that Muammar Gaddafi had been killed. Watch this live video from Al Jazeera, broadcast Oct. 20, 2011.…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ lends support to Sotheby’s protest

A group of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters on Tuesday marched to Sotheby’s locales in Manhattan to show their support for unionized art handlers who are locked in a three-months-long contract dispute with the auction house. Sotheby’s wants the workers to accept wage cuts, even though the company reportedly sold $3…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ seeks new ways to remain radically inclusive

As the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan grows, the demonstrators are hoping to find new ways to insure that everyone’s voice is heard. The New York City General Assembly — the decision-making body for the protest — describes itself as a “horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified-consensus-based system.” The body…

Egypt police raid Al-Jazeera office

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces stormed the offices of Al-Jazeera Egypt on Thursday, confining its journalists to one room and confiscating equipment, the channel’s bureau chief told AFP. Ahmed Zain said the officers entered the channel’s new premises, roughed up staff, forced them into one room and took away their…

British PM: Britain, U.S. ‘lost some’ moral authority after 9/11

Britain and the United States lost some of their moral authority through some of the measures they put in place after the September 11th attacks, Prime Minister David Cameron said. Some measures, such as the establishment of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, had been a mistake, Cameron told Al Jazeera…

Gaddafi accepts ‘peace roadmap’ from African leaders

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi has accepted a roadmap for ending the civil war in Libya, South African President Jacob Zuma said after leading a delegation of African leaders at talks in Tripoli. Zuma, who with four other African heads of state met Gaddafi for several hours at the Libyan…

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