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Annan warns against use of force in Syria
Former UN secretary-general tasked with reaching peaceful resolution to crisis calls levels of violence "unacceptable".
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 15:06 GMT
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Inside Afghan heroin trade
Drug traffickers tell Al Jazeera they have been driven into heroin trade by desperation and lack of alternatives.

Japanese mayor defies radiation risk
Mayor of village affected by fallout from Fukushima says it is time to go home, but some are not convinced.

French PM tries to calm slaughter row
Fillon seeks to defuse row after suggesting Jews and Muslims should re-think dietary rules.

India explodes with colour for Holi
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Syria's 'propaganda war' on Homs
Narrative on state media stands in stark contrast to reports from activists and foreign media on the ground.

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People & Power08 Mar 2012 13:07 GMT

People & Power examines a dispute taking place against much sabre-rattling but in which the truth is hard to pin down.
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Residents of one Canadian town are engaged in a David and Goliath-style battle over the dirtiest oil project ever known.
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Zeina Awad08 Mar 2012 12:47 GMT

Practicing journalism carries inherent risks, but female journalists still have to deal with gender-specific issues.
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The Fight for Amazonia
A three-part series examining the strides being made to save the world's most endangered rainforest.

The Stream
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Inside Syria
As the Syrian uprising rages on, this weekly show examines events inside the country.
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