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09 October 2014

Hundreds of colleagues, friends and family paid tribute Thursday to the numerous journalists killed over the past year, including US reporter James Foley, whose "vile" beheading at the hands of Islamic State militants sparked global outrage. ...

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06 October 2014

Spain's top-selling newspaper El Pais launched an online edition in Catalan on Monday, challenging competitors in Catalonia at a time of intense interest over the drive for independence in the region. ...

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06 October 2014

Iranian television published a rare picture Monday of its elite Quds Force chief in Iraq that was widely circulated online, puncturing the mystique of one of the region's most powerful men. ...

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05 October 2014

A New York Times reporter expelled from Afghanistan and accused of having links to spy agencies will be allowed to return, newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday, vowing to defend press freedom. ...

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Shafiqul ALAM

03 October 2014

Having ridden out the uproar over her walkover re-election, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now attempting to silence any further dissent with the crucial backing of the military, say observers. ...

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Jan FLEMR

02 October 2014

A quarter century after it helped topple totalitarian Communist regimes in eastern Europe, the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is duelling Moscow again, this time in a media war over the Ukraine crisis. ...

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02 October 2014

Colombia's leftist FARC movement has launched an online news show from Cuba presented by a notorious Dutch woman guerrilla who is wanted in the United States. ...

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30 September 2014

A picture of US journalist James Foley moments before his murder at the hands of extremists in Syria has been pulled from a New York ad campaign criticized as anti-Muslim. ...

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29 September 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators are "doomed", Chinese state media said Monday as Beijing moved to wipe social media coverage of the mass protests and blocked photo-sharing service Instagram. ...

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28 September 2014

Lebanese army supporters protested outside and then stormed the Beirut offices of Qatar-owned satellite channel Al-Jazeera Sunday, after a journalist published tweets ridiculing the military, the National News Agency said. ...

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