Near the town of Kasab, tucked into the wooded ridges of northwest Syria, camouflaged rebels attack a government checkpoint with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms. It’s the latest skirmish in a spreading fight near the Turkish border, a region where many people identify ethncially as Turkmen and have felt treated unfairly by their fellow Syrians. [...]
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Amateur video provided by anti-government rebels in Sudan shows men in uniform cheering and firing weapons as they set fire to homes. Rebels say the men are government fighters and the burnings are part of a widescale effort to force civilians from the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan province, which borders South Sudan but was [...]
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The president of Iraq Jalal Talibani talks about the many struggles still facing Iraq and his presidency. Is he the man to solve the issues still facing this war-torn land? “For the first time…Iraq has a kind of democracy which guarantees democratic rights for all Iraqi people “, President Talibani is a Kurd, along with [...]
A story about the courageous rangers who risk their lives daily to protect the park’s wildlife, including raising and protecting orphaned baby gorillas in a purpose-built sanctuary called Senkwekwe Centre in DR Congo.
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With exclusive access, Al Jazeera investigates a hidden war in the remote state of Southern Kordofan in Sudan.
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The European Space Agency released photos taken from their Envisat satellite on its tenth anniversary in orbit. The satellite orbited earth 50000 and had the capability to see through clouds, monitor the ozone layer and atmospheric pollutants, measure thermal-infrared radiation, and register surface topography. More Images: www.wired.com Add TDC to your circles on Google+ plus.google.com [...]
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In South Korea, the value of the country’s hiking industry has quadrupled – rising from $90m in 2008 to $360m last year. But some say the popularity of the hobby could eventually be its undoing. Harry Fawcett reports.
As Russia’s city of Sochi gears up for the winter Olympics, some of the biggest stars of winter sports have gathered at the resort to test out the slopes. The resort is hosting a leg of the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Preparing pistes for the race was a challenge due to sudden heavy fog and [...]
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In a frank moment, President Obama discussed the controversial use of drone strikes against “members of Al Qaeda and their affiliates” in the mountainous region of western Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen. The President was answering a question during the first-ever all-virtual interview conducted by several Americans through Google+’s “hangout” group video chat feature. The [...]
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