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10 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Nobel Peace Prize
 

Nobel peace prize awarded without winner Liu XiaoboAt a ceremony in Oslo, the Nobel chairman calls for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s release from prison, and compares him to Nelson Mandela

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Peace Prize awarded in absentia

Chinese laureate and jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo is represented by an empty chair at Nobel ceremony held in Oslo.
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2010 15:11 GMT

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Pro-WikiLeaks protests in Australia

Hundreds protest against the arrest of Julian Assange and accuse the Australian government of opposing free speech.
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2010 13:57 GMT

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US ‘loses track’ of 119,000 planes

Aviation agency does not know who owns one-third of the aircraft in US, a gap it fears could be exploited by criminals.
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2010 13:36 GMT

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Israel’s unwanted citizens

The Knesset debates whether to stop Arab Israelis from living in cities where there are Jewish majorities.

Palestinian citizens of Israel are complaining about a string of policies which they say are designed to drive them out of Israel.

Now the Knesset is debating whether to stop Arab Israelis from living in cities where there is a Jewish majority.

So who are Palestinian-Israelis and how did they become citizens of a state that does not want them?

Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros reports.

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WikiLeaks’ Swedish bunkers

A nuclear-proof bunker, hidden inside a Stockholm mountain, is where Assange stores digital secrets.

The US has said it is investigating the ongoing cyber attacks against the websites of companies that have cut ties with WikiLeaks, the Whistle-blowing website.

In recent days, supporters of the website have hacked into the websites of companies like Mastercard, Visa, and Paypal after Wikileaks itself had become the victim of similar attacks.

But as Nazanine Moshiri discovered, the secret to its survival lies deep underground in Sweden.

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Ashtiani TV ‘confession’ condemned

Programme showing Iranian stoning-sentence woman returning home makes mockery of legal system, say campaigners

Human rights campaigners have condemned the announcement of an Iranian television programme showing Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman sentenced to death by stoning, at her home apparently discussing her part in the murder of her husband.

The release last night of photographs of Mohammadi Ashtiani at her home in Osku prompted speculation that she had been freed. But hopes for her release were dashed when Iran’s state English language channel said she had been taken home to make a television programme on her alleged crime.

In a report on its website, Press TV said Mohammadi Ashtiani had accompanied a film crew to her house “to recount details of killing of her husband at the crime scene”…………………………………………… 

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