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Today on The Stream: Are African-American Muslims left out of Black History Month?
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Fifty years ago, Islam in the US was laid against the backdrop of racial segregation, ...See More
We follow journalist Gideon Levy on one of his assignments in Hebron, and meet some of the ordinary Palestinians whose lives he has described in his regular column for Haaretz. Many in Israel have criticised Levy's reporting, saying that he...See More
Feature: More than 15 years after Hebrew teaching was stopped in Palestinian schools, the Hamas-run Ministry of Education in Gaza has decided to reintroduce Hebrew courses in government-run schools running from the 7th to 9th grades.Accordi...See More
Feature: According to Bangkok's city police, there were 1,222 cases of student violence reported in the city and its suburbs in 2012 - a rate of about 100 cases per month. Most of these clashes take place between students at vocational coll...See More
Can online fandom make the world a better place? From addicts of Harry Potter to My Little Pony enthusiasts, fan subcultures of all types are banding together and finding new force and creative outlets via the internet. But are our pop culture obsessions driving people further from reality, or can fan communities actually mobilise for social good? http://aje.me/VTWgMj A divided US Senate panel has approved Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new defence secretary, the first step towards a vote by the full Senate, possibly later this week: http://aje.me/X7zD7l A single gunshot was heard as police moved in on a mountain cabin where former US policeman and triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner was believed to be barricaded, the Los Angeles Times has reported: http://aje.me/12Ll4gu British authorities have raided a slaughterhouse and a meat processing company suspected of selling horsemeat labelled as beef, shutting them down temporarily and seizing all the meat found: http://aje.me/Z9T7hI A NATO airstrike has killed 10 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children, in a raid on a suspected Taliban hideout in eastern Afghanistan, local officials have said: http://aje.me/15bGfId Bahraini police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse protesters trying to march to Pearl Roundabout, the now-crushed symbol of the pro-democracy uprising that began nearly two years ago: http://aje.me/Z9SWTv
"What I've said tonight matters little, if we don't come together to protect our most precious resource, our children."
Barack Obama just delivered his first State of the Union address as a second-term president.
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Is Turkey a weathervane reflecting the global shift of power? And can the new Ottomans strike a balance between the country's modern, secular aspirations and its deep-rooted Islamic identity? http://aje.me/12Jolgq In September 2010, 16-year-old Palestinian refugee Mohamad Fahed arrives at London's Heathrow airport and is taken to Britain's most prestigious private school, Eton College. Here, thanks to an all-expenses paid scholarship, he will spend the next two years, adopting the mantle of a public schoolboy in an environment that is largely unknown, even to the British: http://aje.me/WZ3CAh
Two French charity workers have been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally trying to fly 103 African children from Chad to France in 2007. Eric Breteau, who founded Zoe's Ark, and his colleague Emilie Lelouch had been tried in abse...See More
We gain a rare insight into the beating heart of North Korea's extraordinary film industry: http://aje.me/12JsL6X Bee numbers are decreasing all over the world, including in Germany, where disease, mites and the use of insecticides have halved bee populations since the 1980s. But the last few years have seen a huge resurgence of interest in urban beekeeping worldwide, and there are now 570 apiarists in Berlin alone. http://aje.me/VdOoI9
President Barack Obama has announced plans to withdraw more troops from Afghanistan and measures to lift the US economy in a State of the Union address that laid out priorities for his second term in office.
Scores of heavily armed gunmen stormed a military base in unrest-plagued southern Thailand, in a major assault that left at least 19 attackers dead, a military spokesman said.
Thousands of foreign workers have died in Malaysia in recent years from accidents, illnesses and suicide. They work in so-called '3D' conditions - dirty, dangerous and difficult. The 101 East team meets those who risk it all to make a living in Malaysia and ask: Is enough being done to keep them safe? http://aje.me/12JqSr2
Pope Benedict XVI had a secret operation three months ago to replace the batteries in his pacemaker but this did not influence his decision to resign, the Vatican has said.
We will be live tweeting President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Please follow us on Twitter at @AJELive.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has offered to help negotiate an end to conflicts between the government and the country's Kachin ethnic minority.
In the rugged mountains of southwest Pakistan lies the country's largest province of Balochistan. Far from the bustling cities of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, this remote region has been the battleground for a 60-year-long insurgency by the Baloch ethnic minority. http://aje.me/Yam48h Interactive - Comparing Obama's States of the Unionhttp://aje.me/sotuWith our searchable video transcripts, view how rhetoric has evolved since US president's first annual policy address. #SOTU
Updated Video: North Korea's nuclear test in defiance of UN resolutions has been denounced around the world. Members of the UN Security Council were united in their condemnation of the test and promised to take action against Pyongyang. But the Council is unsure what this action should be. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN.
New Video: A Paris court has sentenced two French aid workers to two years in jail for attempting to illegally bring 103 children from Chad to France for adoption, falsely claiming they were orphans from Darfur.
Brazil is upgrading its infrastructure, building new arenas and has plans for a vast new Olympic Park ahead of hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. In the path of all of these changes are the sprawling favelas, home to an estimated...See More
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The Philippines' "SumbongKo" civic campaign, Guerrilla bench-makers in London, and Instagramming Carnival across the globe.
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False rumors of Sarah Palin as Al Jazeera hostRead more: http://bit.ly/Y7rwqwOn Tuesday, a writer for the Washington Post mistakenly reported that former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was hired as a hos...See More
The armed services committee of the US Senate has approved Chuck Hagel as President Obama's defense chief. His nomination now goes to a full senate floor vote.
The US military has an expression – no man gets left behind. But with the withdrawal of coalition combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014 drawing closer, the men of the Afghan National Army (ANA) could be forgiven for feeling that they are indeed being abandoned: http://aje.me/VdNcVa Gay marriage and same-sex adoption gets approved by French lower houseRead more: http://bit.ly/11EvU90The French parliament convened a historic vote for gay marriage legalising and same-sex couples ALLOWING to adopt. Groups on the righ...See More False rumors of Sarah Palin as Al Jazeera hostRead more: http://aje.me/Ve1qpeOn Tuesday, a writer for the Washington Post mistakenly reported that former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was hired as a host for the upcoming Al Jazeera America channel.
A Paris court has sentenced two French aid workers to two years in jail for attempting to illegally bring 103 children from Chad to France for adoption, falsely claiming they were orphans from Darfur.
The lower house of the French parliament has approved a bill that puts France on track to legalise gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children.
The National Institutes of Health estimate obsesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the US and it is suggested that by 2030 over 40 percent of the population will be clinically obese. But politicians seem loathe to introduce legislation to counter obesity and the food industry has spent millions of dollars lobbying politicians over the years: http://aje.me/12ILEXL
The UN Security Council has "strongly condemned" North Korea's third nuclear test and vowed to take action against Pyongyang, the president of the Security Council said.
A court in Israel is due to hear final arguments on the construction of a separation wall in a pristine valley in the West Bank.
Barack Obama, the US president, will announce in his State of the Union speech that he will pull 34,000 US troops home from Afghanistan by early 2014, a White House official has said.
South Sudan has accused Sudan of building up forces along its disputed border, the site of clashes between the two countries last September.
Can online fandom make the world a better place? From addicts of Harry Potter to My Little Pony enthusiasts, fan subcultures of all types are banding together and finding new force and creative outlets via the internet. But are our pop culture obsessions driving people further from reality, or can fan communities actually mobilise for social good? Join the Stream conversation at 1930GMT: http://aje.me/Z7v7vr
Can online fandom make the world a better place?
From addicts of Harry Potter to My Little Pony enthusiasts, fan subcultures of all types are banding together and finding new force and creative outlets via the internet. But are our pop culture obsessions driving people further from reality, or can fan communities actually mobilise for social good?
Post a response in comments below and we might read it today on The Stream.
Tonight, Barack Obama delivers the first State of the Union address of his second term. Historically, these are more policy-oriented than campaign or inauguration speeches.
After winning re-election on November 6, Obama began his new tenur...See More
Feature: Somalia's more than 20 years of civil war has left the country awash in small arms. The exact number of firearms in the hands of civilians is unknown, although it is estimated that the figure is about 550,000 to 750,000, and only about 14,000 of them are registered. Read about Mogadishu's gun markets here: http://aje.me/VQESNE
A massive blizzard has begun to dump snow on the northeastern United States, where six states have already declared states of emergency and tens of thousands are without power.
Opposition fighters in Syria have seized a military air base and captured warplanes in the north of the country, as part of an assault on strategic northern targets.
Barclays PLC has announced plans to cut at least 3,700 jobs in a major restructuring that follows a scandal-hit year for the UK bank.
India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said it is looking into whether a prosecutor for the agency discussed a probe into alleged corruption in the allocation of mobile phone airwaves five years ago with one of the people being investigated.
As the US pushes for an end to the arms embargo on Somalia, UN monitors are warning that Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa nation are receiving weapons from distribution networks linked to Yemen and Iran: http://aje.me/Vde2gm
Google's rare window into North Korea
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt opened up on Sunday about a recent trip to North Korea, urging the country to increase internet access and end its isolation. Schmidt's daughter, Sophie, also v...See More
Is Islamic law coming to London? A series of 'Muslim Patrol' videos have gone viral over the past few weeks. They show a group of young men attempting to create 'Muslim zones' in the city. Although their actions have been condemned by the East London Mosque, they continue to patrol neighbourhoods and stop people they believe are not conforming to Islamic law. So who do they really represent? http://aje.me/Y9nZKe Feature: If Americans don't change their ways, more than half could be obese by 2030, according to "F as in Fat," a new report by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Given that sobering probability, a number of efforts across the country are teaching better nutritional habits to children, who will be adults by 2030. Read more here: http://aje.me/VPBD3Vfeatures/2013/02/201321172623736967.html Italian police have arrested the chief executive of the state-controlled defence group Finmeccanica SpA in a corruption investigation centred on the sale of helicopters to the Indian government, a judicial source has said: http://aje.me/Y9pjgf Is this Pope suggesting that it's time for the church also to renew itself in some way? Many observers would say that's most unlikely, given the highly conservative traditions and views of Benedict: http://aje.me/V2XJF8 Israel has given final approval for 90 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, driving another wedge into a rift with Washington ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama: http://aje.me/VQG1VD North Korea's third nuclear test has been condemned by several countries and organisations, with the US calling it a threat to regional security and Pyongyang's ally China calling for calm: http://aje.me/WXE4DB In an exclusive interview with Sir David Frost, Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, questions the Israeli government's position on settlements, pours scorn on accusations of a plot to kill Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and opens his heart about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the former Israeli prime minister: http://aje.me/VQfIJS North Korea has confirmed it conducted its third long-threatened nuclear test, posing a new challenge for the the US, China and Japan in their efforts to keep the country from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power. Inside Story asks: What would regional powers do to counter North Korea's nuclear "provocations"? Are more sanctions the answer? [Image: Reuters]More Inside Story: http://aje.me/V23EdM Two people have been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old student who was shot near US President Barack Obama's Chicago home just one week after performing at his inauguration in Washington: http://aje.me/Z75Wcp A court in Israel is due to hear final arguments on the construction of a separation wall in a pristine valley in the occupied West Bank.Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from the Cremisan Valley. http://aje.me/VcINBP South Africa has the largest Chinese community on the continent, but how do Chinese feel about China's position in the world? And what will Africa in the world look like in the next few decades? http://aje.me/VQ9kSO