www.nma.tv The entertainment industry has long lobbied congress for tougher laws on piracy. It seems HR 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA was going to deliver the toughest penalties yet. Introduced by Texas congressman Lamar Smith, SOPA gives the government the authority to block whole websites for copyright infringement, rather than the existing [...]
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www.nma.tv Iceland’s economy boomed in the run-up to the global financial crisis that started in 2008. Like the Vikings of yore, Icelandic banks carried off the riches from their neighboring countries. Instead of pillaging, they merely offered high-interest bank accounts. But once the crisis hit, Iceland’s banking sector collapsed, plunging the whole country into dire [...]
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www.nma.tv Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will likely be suspended for at least two games after he stomped on Green Bay Packers’ offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in Detroit’s annual Thanksgiving Day game and was ejected. A first-round draft pick out of Nebraska last year, Suh has already established himself as the “dirtiest player” in [...]
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www.nma.tv Bernie Fine, the long-serving associate coach of the Syracuse Orange, was sacked after a third person came forward accusing him of sexual abuse. The story was broken in mid-November by ESPN. Fine’s accuser, Bobby Davis first reported the alleged abuse in 2002, but police dropped the investigation sayingthe statute of limitations had expired. Davis [...]
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nma.tv AMR Corporation, the parent company that owns American Airlines, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The announcement follows what can only be characterized as a disastrous stretch for the US carrier, posting yearly losses of $471 Million and taking a 79% hit on its stock price. A costly, on-going labor dispute between management and pilots [...]
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www.nma.tv Unfortunately, some Eurozone countries enjoyed the lowered cost of borrowing too much. The so-called PIIGS countries — Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain — are now facing questions of whether or not they can repay their debts. If these countries default on their debts, they could take the whole Eurozone down with them. European [...]
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UN-appointed investigators have filed a report in which they say a number of human rights violations have taken place in Syria since the country’s uprising began in March. Yakin Erturk, a member of the UN committee, spoke to Al Jazeera about the report, which says the country’s military and security forces have carried out crimes [...]
Despite serious tensions in the North African nation, unprecedented numbers showed up to cast their ballots, many for the first time.
Syria’s foreign minister has responded harshly to sanctions imposed on his country by the Arab League. Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Jordan.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has downgraded its global growth forecast to 3.8 per cent this year and 3.4 per cent next year. This is mostly because it predicts the eurozone and the UK could be entering a recession. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from London, where workers are protesting against pay cuts.
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A United Nations report says Libya’s rebels are holding about 7000 detainees without access to legal process. The report has been prepared for the UN security council ahead of the scheduled November 28 debate on the country. Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught reports from Misrata, where she gained access to one of prisons holding these detainees.
As many nations try to regulate the internet, how far will governments go to censor online content? Plus, one Austrian student’s battle against Facebook.
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