As Angolans are electing a new president, we ask if change is likely to happen in this oil-rich African country. And will it address its economic and social problems?
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Firefighters in southern Spain have contained a huge forest fire that threatened a number of tourist resorts. One person died in the fire, which started near Coin, west of Malaga, early on Thursday, and spread to the outskirts of the resort of Marbella. Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports.
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A huge crowd has welcomed home a convicted axe murderer to the Azerbaijan capital of Baku. The former soldier was extradited back to the country by Hungary after murdering an Armenian soldier in Budapest. The case has caused a diplomatic row between old adversaries Armenia and Azerbaijan. Al Jazeera’s Iain Bruce reports.
The new UN-Arab Envoy to Syria is has been holding meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Lakhdar Brahimi will officially take over the position on Tuesday after Kofi Annan resigned in early August. Brahimi told Al Jazeera that “change [in Syria] is necessary, indispensable, unavoidable”. “What kind of change and what phases [...]
It seems that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a fight on his hands in the upcoming presidential election. Despite his double digit lead over opposition candidate Enrique Capriles, the gap is said to be narrowing. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from state of Aragua in Venezuela.
To be effective, a buffer zone would also need a no-fly zone and that requires a UN Security Council resolution. One that is not likely to come easily. Teymoor Nabili speaks to Halla Diyab, Daniel Ser-wer & , Birol Baskan
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An Algerian diplomat who was kidnapped several months ago has reportedly been killed in an area of Mali controlled by separatists. Much of the country remains outside government rule after increased attacks by rebel groups. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.
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Durjoy was just two months old when his aunt poured acid down his throat to try and kill him. He was two years old when Al Jazeera first met him in Bangladesh’s Acid Survivors’ Foundation. Four years later, our correspondent Nicolas Haque has caught up with him. Warning: viewers may find some of the images [...]
A Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy has been arrested in Pakistan. He was part of a group which accused the 14 year old of burning pages of the Quran, a serious offence in Pakistan. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Islamabad.
More than 80 musicians have set off from London on a tour of the United Kingdom. Nothing different there you might say: but this collective is made up of artists from across Africa and the west. And their mode of transport: their very own train called the ‘Africa Express’. Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward reports from [...]
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A Japanese survey team has visited a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. The governor of Tokyo has a plan to buy some of the privately held islands and then hand them over to the Japanese government in order to strengthen that country’s territorial claim. The Chinese government, however, says the islands [...]
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During the Vietnam War, the US dropped millions of cluster bombs on Laos. Forty years on, an estimated 80 million remain buried and unexploded – posing a risk to anyone who goes near them. Now, 50 women have joined teams of the Mine Action Group, MAG, to clear as many as they can. The decision [...]